Vero Software Release VISI 2016 R1

Significant developments in CAD, Mould and CAM functionality are included in VISI 2016 R1, from Vero Software. The product naming convention also explains the move to a new 6 month release cycle with two versions planned per year.

30 November 2015
VISI-2016-R1

As a leading developer and provider of CAD/CAM/CAE solutions, Vero Software say VISI 2016 R1 is a substantial release introducing many new features in all areas of the product with continued emphasis on solutions for mould, tool and die makers. 

Major graphic enhancements include an updated GUI with quick access toolbars, live icon combinations on the mouse, improved hidden line removal and geometry selection by ‘free-shape’ brush. In addition, CAD translators have been updated to support the latest 3rd party CAD formats including Inventor 2016, layer categories for NX and attribute hole mapping for Catia V5.

User efficiency continues to be a focus for product development and major CAD developments include significant picking and sketching enhancements, associativity improvements for 3D dimensions, a re-designed part revision manager, and multiple plotview updates. 

VISI Mould developments include improved cooling channel management with support for solid groups, CAD transformations and updated catalogue components such as plugs, connectors and baffles. Additional enhancements include a new tool to produce lubrication grooves and a re-written database tool to manage and edit the 3D standard element libraries.

For those involved in sheet metal stamping, VISI Progress updates include improvements to the part replacement for 3D strip design, the ability to manage multiple strip designs within the same project, and the option for defining families of punches as instances; allowing for automatic updates of geometry if the parent punch is modified.

VISI 2016 R1 represents another release with major CAM developments covering 2D, 3D, multi-axis, and wire EDM updates. 2D enhancements include significant speed improvements (especially on complex patterns), a final clearance milling path for zig-zag toolpaths and improved linking for pocketing operations. For 3D machining operations, the user interface has been simplified to help define the geometry piece, stock and additional faces. An updated CAM engine provides better memory management and improved performance allowing VISI to run multithreads for a single toolpath calculation. This means that a single toolpath build can be split into parallel calculations, significantly reducing the total build time (this is managed automatically by the CAM engine). Wire EDM developments include 64Bit engine support, improved 4-axis offset support, and feature recognition for constant tapered apertures. 

Other CAM developments include improved analytic material removal, updated stock/model comparison, and a new ‘toolpath enquirer’ tool to allow the operator to analyse the underlying toolpath data and search for geometry such as elements shorter than a given length or vertical arcs.

To find out more, please visit http://www.visi2016r1.com

Part of the Vero Software Group, VISI is a leading CAD/CAM solution providing productivity, reliability and flexibility. Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.

Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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