WorkNC and WorkXPlore 3D will be on display in Germany for the first time under the Vero banner, at EMO in Hannover, between September 16th and 21st.
Visitors to booth K12 in Hall 25 will see for themselves how Vero is continuing to invest in the WorkNC product suite, following its acquisition of Sescoi earlier this year. General Manager Simon Lee says: “Customers will Vero’s new branding, and EMO gives us the opportunity to reassure them of investment in the products, service and support, and that WorkNC, WorkPLAN and WorkXPlore 3D will continue to develop as a premier software solution for mould, die and tooling businesses for 2 to 5-axis CNC programming.”
The latest release, WorkNC V22, will be on display, featuring new finishing toolpaths, along with a host of improvements to existing toolpaths. Morphing and spiral transition options, along with improved toolpath point distribution management, all contribute to ensure optimal surface finish quality, as well as reduced cycle times.
Creating a Machine Context optimizes management of the production environment. This groups together all relevant machine configuration elements required by the different modules within WorkNC, such as collision detection and automatic generation of transitions between toolpaths or assembled 3- or 5-axis toolpaths.
Four new trade toolpaths are now available for machining walls and planar surfaces on die stamping tools. The new Tangent To Curve toolpath is idea for machining specific features on 2D parts by direct selection of vertical surfaces, or by automatic wall detection, following planar surface selection.
While booth K12 will host machining videos, a number of WorkNC’s machine tool partners will be hosting live machining demonstrations on their own booths. These include Hermle Machine Company, Ingersoll Machine Tools, Deckel Maho and Datron.
Also on display is WorkXPlore 3D, the versatile 3D viewerwhich features numerous display and analysis tools, directly importing and analysing complex data from all major CAD systems, and generating a neutral format output. While the 3D viewer is not a design tool, it is powerful software for the entire process chain – from purchasing through quotation and manufacturing, to marketing.
While CAD data is used in almost every department, the formats of the major systems are rarely read by other software. Visitors to booth K12 will see that the WorkXPlore 3D viewer can always offer a solution, meaning many users avoid having to purchase multiple CAD systems.
Application engineer Karl Kaminski says it does not require a lot of disk space, and costs less than CAD systems. “WorkXPlore 3D offers interfaces for all current CAD systems on the market. This allows users in all departments to read native data and to extract the required information.”
WorkXPlore 3D contains many features usually only found in CAD systems, enabling the user to perform diagnostics, create assembly instructions and prepare the production of 3D models. The inside of a component or assembly can be examined easily and accurately, and a section plane can be rotated, translated or moved along a guide curve using the mouse. The section curve can be displayed in the 3D model or as an individual entity, and exported using DXF, DWG and other interfaces.
Although its range of features is extensive – including the ability to analyse curvature radii and flat surfaces; rapid and reliable dimensioning; and animation to create exploded views or represent component movements – it is easy to use and requires only little training. “Employees without CAD knowledge need to use it as a communication tool. And it is as a communication tool that WorkXPlore 3D excels,” says Karl Kaminiski.