VISI 2018 R1 | Surface Constraint For Blanking
The Blanking functionality has been enhanced further on VISI 2018 R1 to manage constraint on the sheet metal part by selecting a specific face, which could also have edges linked to other faces. Moreover, it is possible to define the face constraint in X or Y or both directions. This is an extremely useful functionality for die designer to blank only specific faces of a model for step by step progressive die design.
VISI 2018 R1 | Double Part Management On Strip - Progressive Dies
The Strip management has been enhanced to allow the creation of strip with double parts very quickly. The system calculates the bounding box and allows the user to choose between different positioning on the strip. Editing capabilities are provided to edit the strip in a later stage during the Tool Die design process.
VISI 2018 R1 | New Tool Design Module
VISI 2018 R1 introduces a new Mould Tool module which provides the ability to work with supplier databases and templates with predrilled plates, working with non-standard and custom sized tools; the ability to customise tool layout with custom plates and custom sub-assemblies, the simple management of custom plates and advanced tool editing capabilities. The new Mould Tool provides greater flexibility for both tool creation and editing, by allowing editing on the tool itself even if the tool design process has already begun.
VISI 2018 R1 | Enhanced 2 Axis Chamfering Strategy
Enhanced 2.5 Axis Chamfering strategy is available in within VISI 2018 R1 which provides a number of quality improvements and an important number of fixing. The most relevant quality improvements are a more reliable toolpath, improved Cutter Radius Compensation (CRC), multi process management on toolpath calculation, speed improvements and intelligent approach-points management.
VISI 2018 R1 | Enhanced 3 Axis CAM Strategies
The Waterline adaptive strategy has been totally reviewed and is now able to perform the correct and expected Z levels distribution to produce a quality toolpath. It has also considerably improved the management of the variable Z steps for each independent area of the same piece being machined.
Enhanced Planar strategy with a new option to smooths the corners when the Zigzag toolpath method is selected. When enabled, a higher feed rate can be used allowing to speed up the milling process
Enhanced Morph strategy with new spiral option allows to perform the passes also on the drive curves, to ensure to cover all the machining area.
VISI 2018 R1 | Technical Reports Generation - Part 1
Part 1 - Companies need to produce technical reports of their CAD or CAM projects for internal use or to be provided to their customers. VISI 2018 R1 provides the ability to create customised reports on excel formats by using customised templates. It is possible to create and customise templates in excel formats to contain company data, company logo and link to relevant variables and images of the project. The advantage is an automatic report generation tool for CAD and CAM projects.
VISI 2018 R1 | Technical Reports Generation - Part 2
Part 2 - Companies need to produce technical reports of their CAD or CAM projects for internal use or to be provided to their customers. VISI 2018 R1 provides the ability to create customised reports on excel formats by using customised templates. It is possible to create and customise templates in excel formats to contain company data, company logo and link to relevant variables and images of the project. The advantage is an automatic report generation tool for CAD and CAM projects.
2D CAM Pocketing | VISI 2018 R2
Enhanced 2.5 Axis Pocketing strategy is available in within VISI 2018 R2 which does automatically create predrill hole features. Predrill hole features are generated both from the plunge point calculated by the system or from the point selected by the user. The plunging points position is optimized by the system to create just the minimum number of pre drill holes.
Toolpath mirroring | VISI 2018 R2
The new Mirror functionality allows the creation of a copy of the current project and to mirror all the toolpath operations contained within it. The “Mirroring” can be achieved on any 2 axis, 3 axis, 3+2 axis and 4/5 axis toolpaths generated in VISI. The mirroring, as extremely important, retains the original cutting direction for all the operations. The benefit is a time saving for the preparation of toolpaths on mirrored geometry, widely used on the automotive market.
Boolean operations on profiles | VISI 2018 R2
It is now possible to achieve Boolean operations on Profiles such as unite, subtract, intersect which are often useful for both modelling and machining purposes. The new Boolean functionalities reduce the need to dissolve, trim and regenerate the desired profiles.
Reverse Engineering | VISI 2018 R2
The new Reverse module, which is completely integrated in the VISI product, allows to load a points cloud and to create the relative mesh by setting different options to refine and smooth it. It allows to load a point cloud either from a Romer Absolute Arm or from an external file and generate the desired and optimised mesh thanks to mesh tools available to refine it. The resultant mesh could be used to create the relative surfaces, by using the available modelling functionalities, or used as it is for machining porpoises.
Enhanced User Experience | VISI 2018 R2
The user experience on VISI 2018 R2 has been improved with the introduction of a more intuitive contextual toolbars. The new contextual toolbar on active selection allows to switch between the contextual functionalities accordingly to the geometry selected. The result is a more intuitive, simplified and rewarding user experience. The graphical sliders management has also been improved so that only slider labels for selected slider is shown on the screen.
Assembly Management For Multi Cavity Moulds | VISI 2018 R2
The management for multi cavity moulds has been enhanced on 2018 R2 in order to simplify the insertion of standard components in within the inserts of the mould. When adding a standard component in a mould insert, a solid group will automatically be created in order to manage the component as part of the mould insert and any modification to the insert will be automatically propagated to the other inserts.
Matching Faces Selection | VISI 2018 R2
The face selection has been enhanced to allow matching faces to be selected. It is now possible to select matching faces by providing specific conditions such as faces types (planar, cylindrical, fillets), radius condition, faces orientation, colours and others to dynamically select similar faces accordingly to the conditions provided.
Filling Validation For Plastic Moulds | VISI 2018 R2
The Filling validation drives the user to run a flow analysis in advance of the tool design, in order to determine the most appropriate gate positioning. The analysis allows to predict and visualize how the part is filled by the plastic melt so to identify possible welding lines and air traps location, and to settle the injection pressure requirements
Enhanced Direct Modelling | VISI 2018 R2
The direct modelling capabilities have been enhanced further to provide more editing functionalities on both solids and surfaces. The new “Edit Face” functionality allows to achieve editing on solid bodies simply by moving or pulling the selected faces of a body, concentric faces can also be automatically selected and edited accordingly.
Dynamic Workplane Management | VISI 2018 R2
The new Dynamic workplane management provides greater flexibility and ease of use as the workplane gets dynamically and automatically orientated as soon as moving the selection on the desired face of a solid during any operation.
Enhanced Surfaces | VISI 2018 R2
The Auto Constrained surface can now be generated from curves with different number of elements (or edges) and the resultant surface quality has been widely improved. The Fill holes can now be generated from multiple edges of a body or by simply selecting a set of faces of a body to fill all the holes present on the selected faces.
Enhanced Sketch | VISI 2018 R2
Sketching capabilities have been enhanced by providing a new Offset functionality which does support multi-selection and does allow to offset any geometry type. User interaction during the sketch creation has been improved by editable labels on the sketched geometry.
Progressive Die Design | VISI 2018 R2
A new graphical analysis (called Forming Limit Diagram) has been implemented to provide a map of the strain state of a sheet metal part in order to help the designer on the blanking result evaluation. Formability describes whether the part is safe or will have areas with a tendency to split or wrinkle in order to support the designer during the design phase of the die. The nesting now allows to compute the nesting on solid punches and the result of the nesting operation can be used for wire operations.