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VERICUT Version 9.5 - Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Downtime

VERICUT Version 9.5 - Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Downtime

Irvine, CA June 27, 2024- CGTech is proud to announce the latest release of VERICUT, Version 9.5. VERICUT leads the industry in CNC machine simulation, verification, and optimization across processes like metal cutting, additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, and composites. It is an independent, standalone software that seamlessly integrates with all major CAM and tool management systems, as well as existing NC programs- even those that have been edited, or created by means other than CAM.

In addition to improvements within the core product, VERICUT 9.5 focuses on improving the user experience, practically automating NC program optimization, while maximizing production efficiencies across multiple processes, and minimizing downtime.

"We’re excited to unveil VERICUT 9.5, featuring cutting-edge innovations like the new Tool Summary with Heat Map display showing tool wear with tool life analytics, and real-time CNC machine connectivity. This release underscores our commitment to enhancing precision and efficiency in manufacturing processes, ensuring our users stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market,” says Director of Product Management, Gene Granata.

VERICUT 9.5 Highlights

Tool Summary and Tool Wear

Use the new Heat Map display (in VERICUT’s Tool Summary window) to see the wear pattern on your milling and drilling tools. A combination of colors and messages can be used to understand how each tool was used, and the effects of each cut on the tool.

Track tool life by assigning wear limits to cutters for a variety of machining factors, such as cutting time, material removal volume or cutting distance, to get notified when a tool is nearing expiration. Different values can be specified for machining different stock materials. This is useful to better predict when a tool change will be required, and to improve tool inventory management.

CNC Machine Connectivity

CNC Machine Connectivity allows VERICUT to connect directly to your machine to see real-time data in VERICUT before, during and after machining has taken place.

The new Postcheck capability within the CNC Machine Monitoring module enables users to review monitored data that was archived from the NC machine, within a VERICUT simulation. This feature allows users to observe how well the machine ran, as well as identify when and where and spindle or feedrate override adjustments were applied, machining was paused, or if the Emergency stop was used during machining of a specific part.

VERICUT 9.5 also introduces Connectivity support for NC machines with OKUMA, Siemens and Heidenhain controls.

Interactive CSYS and Model Transformations

VERICUT 9.5 provides better tools for working with coordinate systems. New interactive Transform menus enable you to interactively translate and rotate coordinate systems, components and models faster and easier, with fewer steps and less work. Visual cues show how pending transformations will be applied, giving users confidence to know the moved object will arrive at the desired location.

Enhancements to Interfaces VERICUT 9.5 continues CGTech’s trend of adding support for the latest released CAM versions, as well as bringing a number of enhancements and capabilities to our CAM interfaces, to automate as many picks as possible from within the interface. In order to leverage all of the latest tools and tooling capabilities that VERICUT has to offer, the CAM interfaces are also being updated to support more advanced types of tools for simulation.

The Mastercam-to-VERICUT interface joins the CATIA5-to-VERICUT interface, as the next CAM interface to include such enhancements, with a new look and feel, plus added functionality to automatically define the Fixture, Stock and Design if they are defined in Mastercam’s Stock Setup. Users can now change the interface language and other settings from within the interface, without the need to exit and restart.

“Smarter” Learn Mode for Optimizing

VERICUT’s “Learn” mode evaluates machining performed by each cutting tool, then auto-configures optimization to increase cutting performance and efficiency. VERICUT 9.5 has a “smarter” learn mode, with ability to learn from cutting tools used multiple times (e.g. roughing, semi-finishing, finishing, etc.), then use the learned information to optimize those tools uniquely, per each machining operation it performed.

Interactive Simulation Timeline

The simulation timeline (in the Tool Use window) is now interactive with the NC program viewer and NC Program Review. It has been enhanced to account for all time used by the machine as commanded by NC programs used to make the part. New color-coded markers show when errors (Red), warnings (Orange) and other events occurred during the simulation. Click the NC Program Review icon and then click directly on a marker in the timeline to review the error in the simulation, and investigate exactly where it occurred in the program.

New Simulation Notifications

The VERICUT 9.5 Preferences panel has a new Notifications tab where users can configure VERICUT to send notices, via Email or Microsoft Teams messages, to stay informed about their simulations. Notifications can be sent regarding when a simulation is completed, as well as how many errors or warnings were detected (if any).

Other new features:

  • Tether a Fanuc control simulator to a digital twin in VERICUT to see the impact on the actual CNC machine in a simulation environment. Other controls are planned in future releases.
  • Drag and drop a file summary ZIP file directly into the Project Tree to open in VERICUT, and resave any changes directly back into the ZIP file.
  • EDM Die Sinking can now be simulated by machines that carry a new "Electrode" tool type to perform EDM burning operations, including 5-axis burning.
  • Ongoing enhancements to the Stock Material Catalog and Tool Performance Data containing valuable cutting feed and speed recommendations from the world’s largest cutting tool manufacturers.
  • Simplified GUI panels for cutting conditions and Force graphs, Tool Manager, component configuration in VERICUT’s Project Tree, and more.
  • Improved configuration of machine Collision tables for excluding certain sub-components.
  • Simplified configuration for interpolated turning.

About CGTech
CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) post-processing, simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software for manufacturing. CGTech also offers programming and simulation software for composites automated fiber-placement, tape-laying, and drilling/fastening CNC machines. VERICUT software is used by companies of different sizes in all industries. Established in 1988, and headquartered in Irvine, California; CGTech has offices worldwide. For more information: visit the CGTech website at, call (949) 753-1050, or email

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