VISI 21 - Part Revision
It is now possible to manage model changes after they have been released to manufacture. A revision history is automatically created when a model has been released with the model geometry automatically locked
VISI 21 - Undo History & Snapshot Manager
It is now possible to list all CAD operations using an 'undo history' which makes it very easy to step back through the working process. It is also possible to save working view snapshots of layer settings, viewing direction and zoom level. This helps when sharing data as it provides the ability to immediately switch to an active viewing zone.
VISI 21 - Surface Modelling
VISI 21 also includes many new features in the area of surface modelling. The new features expand on surface extension, surface tangency, and blending between curves and faces with curvature constraints. The new tools are ideal for mould tool parting face construction, and sheet-metal forming stage development.
VISI 21 - Multiple Instances
VISI 21 introduces the ability to define multiple instances of the same geometric body. For example, changes to an active component, such as a core, the automatically update references to the same geometry.
VISI 21 - Tolerance Management
VISI 21 introduces tolerance management for drilling. The tolerances can be added automatically when creating holes with the feature manager or added manually onto a cylindrical body face.
VISI 21 - Call-Outs
This additional 3-D function has been embedded into a number of VISI functions, providing access to manufacturing data for simple & complex hole features.
VISI 21 - Kinematic Simulation | Motion Study
The kinematic simulation has been significantly improved for VISI 21 to include the integration of movements in terms of gears, gear racks and rails. In addition to the geometric constraints, the physical interaction model captures geometries and the results of the complex mechanisms can be simulated and tested.
VISI 21 - Explode
Create 2D plotview drawings from any stage of an exploded animation. This can provide enhanced detailing possibilities for complex assemblies.
VISI 21 - User Interface
Additional & enhanced geometry selection methods have been developed for VISI21. Multiple polyline selection options, visible geometry selection, and dynamic selection highlighting are also available.
VISI 21 - Profile Creation
The open and closed profile creation has been streamlined. Also the Delete and Heal function now creates capping surfaces to maintain a closed solid body.
VISI 21 - CAD Interfaces
With VISI 21, the quality of all import and export interfaces have been improved and updated to include the latest native CAD readers. Developments include a dynamic data preview during import, multi-file import, and an updated batch converter. In addition, information such as PMI data can now be imported with the CATIA V5, UG NX and ProE / Creo translators.
VISI 21 - VISI Progress
The 3D strip design (including coining management) and the 3D tool builder has been significantly improved for VISI 21.
VISI 21 - Standard Elements
For VISI 21, the ParamNG management has been revised and optimized. ParamNG is the basis for many VISI applications, including the Feature Manager, Mould/Progress Tool and the Standard Elements
VISI 21 - CAM Navigator improvements
The CAM Navigator has been significantly improved for VISI 21 to include : Undo redo, Dynamic toolbars, Enhanced tree navigation / Scrolling, Hotkeys & Filtered searching “CTRL + F”
VISI 21 - CAM Feature Editing
VISI 21 introduces significant improvements to the management of CAM features. Feature enhancements include : Application point definition, Geometrical tolerance application, the ability to extend to stock, Feature transformation (Translate, Rotate, Mirror, Scale), Feature sorting (Manual sort, Sort by Z, Multiple sorting criteria) and Feature folder management (Empty folders, Folders by feature type, Folder by stacked features)
VISI 21 - 3D Machining
VISI 21 includes a number of major developments for 3D machining. These include a new roughing algorithm, enhanced point distribution for improved surface finish and significantly improved linking methods
VISI 21 - Toolpath trimming
VISI 21 includes new toolpath trimming options. These include tool holder trimming, obstacle trimming, and trimming to stock. There are various options to keep only the trimmed toolpath, or keep both variations where the trimmed toolpath is managed as a child subset of the parent toolpath.
VISI 21 - Makino Cutting Trial
Machine = Makino D500, Material = 1.2343 Steel Part Size = 200x150x50mm
Machining Operations : Roughing tool = D25 R2 S1660 F 5312 | Stepdown 0.8 Stepover 20, Rest roughing tool = D10 R1 S 5800 F3480 | Stepdown 0.3 Stepover 6, Finish tool: D6 R1.5 S9550 F1910 | Stepover/stepdown 0.15, Finish tool : D6 R3 (coolant ON) S10600 F2544 | Stepover/stepdown 0.12, Finish tool : D4 R2 (coolant ON) S14400 F 2304 | Stepover/stepdown 0.08
VISI 21 - CNC Simulation
VISI 21 includes new CNC simulation based on Eureka from the manufacturer Roboris. This simulation, VISI Virtual Machine (VVM short), replaces the previous software module and makes it possible to verify the operations produced in VIS
VISI 21 - G-Code Simulation
The new CNC simulator included within VISI 21 also manages G-Code. The output of the machine tool NC program is executed within VISI Virtual Machine and behaves like the real machine
VISI 21 - Drilling
General improvements for drilling operations including depth protection against model geometry and auto depth management for through holes drilled from multiple directions.
VISI 21 - Feature Recognition
Improvements to both the MFR & AFR feature recognition engines have been made, now allowing them to automatically select complex 2D machining features.
VISI 21 - 2D Milling comparison
Comparison showing the different results from V20 and V21 2D operations.
VISI 21 - 2D Milling
Common new parameters included for all 2D machining operations, multi-step and complex features managed.
VISI 21 - Toolpath mirror
Toolpath transformation – existing operations are mirrored to a new CAM-Setup.
VISI 21 - Smart profile
New CAM function “Smart Profile” used for creating open and closed operation boundaries, automatically suggest profile paths from selecting a minimum of geometry edges.
VISI 21 - CAM Model manager
New concept incorporated into 3D & 5-Axis CAM operations allowing the creation of machining face lists and face groups providing enhanced model management and collision checking.
VISI 21 - Feature editing
General feature management improvements including feature transformation functions, enhanced feature sorting options and the ability of create profile folders, allowing simplified management of machined features.
VISI 21 - Wire EDM | Smart Operations
The "Smart" operation is a new operation type that eliminates the need for the user to assign a specific 2 or 4 axis operation to a feature. The operation allows sharing of technology and parameters for mixed mode cutting on various feature types.
VISI 21 - Wire EDM | AgieCharmilles EDM Expert integration
AC CUT HMI - The new AgieCharmilles machines with HMI controllers are fully supported with VISI 21. The technology information is read from the AgieCharmilles EDM Expert software, which is now integrated into VISI 21.
VISI 21 - Wire EDM | Slug Management
With version 21, the existing slug retention functionality has been expanded to five geometrical types. These retention types create a clamping effect around the punched part, retaining it within the cutting die. This prevents the punched part "pulling" away with the punch and damaging the tooling.