Vero Software will be launching its flagship product next month. Here are few highlights:
The user interaction with the graphical interface has been completely updated for V18. The introduction of graphical sliders will improve operation speed and user experience. The slider arrow can be dynamically moved on the screen to adjust the movement value and the value ‘tooltip’ box next to the arrow can by selected and manually edited. The standard dialog is also available with the traditional spin buttons.
The Import and export options have been consolidated and included into the File > Open and File > Save As dialog. The result is that when the user selects File > Open, there will be an option to select any file type. The additional benefit is that it will be possible to drag & drop different file types into the VISI interface to open the file directly.
A number of geometry deformation tools have been introduced in the new version. Deformation can be applied to solid, surface, wireframe, and mesh geometry. The new technology can help you when trying to manage sheet metal spring back or complex draft modifications for plastic moldings.
A new set of mesh tools will be introduced. A large number of options are available including automatic clean up meshes, collapse triangles, merge vehicles, add and delete triangles, fill holes, slice the mesh, and simplify (decimage) the mesh without affecting the geometrical form.
These tools will help those of you involved in plastic flow analysis and 3D machining.
A new concept for managing multiple windows (3D and plotview) will be introduced. It will be possible to either tile the different window formats (up to max 32), or have a tab bar to move between the different window combinations. You will be able to work with both the 3D workspace and plotview workspace at the same time.
For VISI Electrode, improvements to reporting the erosion area, projection area, min/max Z, multiple electrodes on the same origin, consolidation of configuration parameters, and management of LH and RH electrodes.
VISI Shoes will be able to undertake size grading with fixed areas, alongside the existing grading methods for all international grading systems. Fixed area grading allows the dimensions of specific components to remain fixed, while the rest of the design is changed to give the required range of sizes. For example, a shoe designer may request to use the same size of airbag in a number of shoe sizes. Similarly an area of the shoe may need to be a fixed shape so as standard logos or decorative elements can be used for different shoe sizes.
The options for last design and engineering have been updated and are now able to manage:
- Last division: correct definition of right and left bottom contours of a last
- Positioning: correct orientation of a last through automatic roto-translation
- Last relevant curves automatic detection
- Constraint curves and contours in the last
- Editing surface and mesh models in toes and heel without editing the curves
- Unfolding side surfaces onto mesh