VISI 버전 히스토리

지금까지 릴리즈된 VISI 의 버전 별 업데이트된 기능을 확인하실 수 있습니다.

VISI Version 2021.0

VISI 2021.0

Analysis | CAD

CAD analysis benefits from a new function which improves the suite of analysis shading modes. Draft Analysis has been added to the existing Undercut and Accessibility shading, performing an on-the-fly analysis of the draft angle. This uses the same technique as in the undercut mode, but extended to more ranges. The colours and angular value of each range can be changed by simply clicking on the colours or numeric labels on the graphics toolbar.  

Repair Function | CAD

Repair functions used in the Repair Invalid Faces of Bodies command are now integrated in the Validate command. It is now also possible to zoom in on any potential issues using the Auto Zoom function.

Reverse Module | CAD

Developments to the CAD Reverse module enhances the Reverse and Casting processes. The scanning operation has been improved with the shaded view, giving better and faster feedback. New Part Unfolding features have been added to encapsulate the unfolding process of linear and non-linear bends; the system is able to integrate adjustments made to the original part, rebuilding the changes to all unfolded stages in one-click. And Reverse projects now benefit from faster and more precise  surface creation.

With Point Scanning, the shaded point cloud is now shown during the scanning operation, giving the operator an immediate view of what has been correctly scanned, and if anything is missing.

An additional option has been added to automatically create a mesh as a scanning result, which he says is particularly valuable when a quicker, rather than detailed, result is needed.

Enhancements to probing during the Reverse process now detect the correct diameter of the part in relation to the position of the probed points. A Circle/Slot probing feature has been added for probing and designing a circle or slot, giving several options to guarantee the probed element is the correct size and in the correct position.

The new Curve probing feature allows the user to probe a curve alongside the part. This can save time where curves are used to identify the shape – they can be used to create the relative surfaces, avoiding the need to create  
a mesh first.

Surface Creation | CAD

All features relative to surface creation when working on planes, radii and cones from the mesh, have been reviewed, leading to time savings, and better quality surfaces during model preparation. There’s now the ability to define the reference direction or surface of some constraints. While creating the surface, users can select a direction, and then add the constraint type – parallel, perpendicular or concentric.

A Mesh to Advanced Surface feature has been added for creating a good quality surface, representing an alternative to the standard Mesh to Surface command.

Mould | Body to Mould

Additional options to existing commands, along with new items of functionality, make part position management considerably easier.

With Body to Mould, there is a new option to select multiple elements, including solids and surfaces, and move the selected bodies to the mould position. During the part positioning, ‘non-uniform scaling values’ can now be defined by the user, and the system automatically sets the relative shrinkage data in a special Assembly  Manager field (Bill of Material).

With Mould to Body, the system allows multiple element to be selected, including solids and surfaces, and to move the complete mould back into Body position. This will be valuable for operators using CMM to check tools in the body position. When they select the part to move back, they get an option to select multiple elements to go with the tool back to Body position.

When browsing mould parts, the system lists those which have been defined as ‘body to mould,’ showing all relevant data. And defined ‘shrinkage’ data can be edited in the ‘reset scale on parts’ function.

Part Unfolding | Progress

To provide a powerful and complete solution to this new unfolding approach, additional features have been included for flanges and non-linear bends. The aim is to study and modify a part, preserving the links between the different unfolding steps.

Part Definition | Progress

The Part Definition feature has been improved, giving better and faster part analysis, identifying the different face types, defining material, and setting linear bends unfolding. Different colours can be set, relating to different neutral fibre values, giving quick identification for unfolded linear bends and fibre value. After automatically analysing the part, VISI 2021 can now edit the faces recognition, giving a warning description, meaning the user can better understand why an operation has failed, making it easier to decide a different approach.

Flange Unfolding | Progress

A new feature manages flange unfolding on the analysed part, and shows the result in preview mode, so the operator can evaluate the result and set different parameters, while preserving the link with the original part. This automatically recalculates the flanged part, meaning all linked parts can then be rebuilt in reference to a modification on the original.

CAM Simulation

An interface with Hexagon’s G-code simulator, NCSIMUL Advanced comes as a cost option in VISI 2021. NCSIMUL manages the complete machining process from the NC program to the machined part. Its capabilities include automatic G-code reprogramming, G-code simulation and cutting tool management.

Most significant points are:

  • Read and simulate any G-code and machine tool macros
  • Preview toolpath G-code program analysis to detect errors before simulation
  • Precise material removal and machine simulation
  • Integrated G-code program editor for online modification
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Analysis and optimisation of cutting conditions

An enhanced waveform algorithm prevents tool damage around pegs (or thin walls) left during the milling process. Those areas are now identified, and the XY step reduced, smoothing the corners. This reduces tool stress, making damage or breakage much less likely.


VISI 2021 introduces a new command, which duplicates an existing wire EDM machine, improving project management for manufacturers using two or more different models from the same machine manufacturer such as Sodick and Agie. 


VISI Version 2020.1

VISI 2020.1

Progressive Die design

Upgrades to the new part unfolding technology provides the ability to work directly on the original solid model, supports blanking functionality, and manages parts with non-linear bends.

The sheet metal part recognition provides an improved graphical representation of the part, analysed by identifying bends, planar faces and features. Different face types can be set, to be considered for the blanking process. The new technology allows linear blank unfolding and flange unfolding to be combined into a single functionality. With linear bends, the system will unfold using the linear bend unfolding technology, while flange areas unfold using the FEA unfolding solution. And coining faces can also be unfolded as part of the same process.

The major advantage of the new technology is the associativity provided with the original model during the die design process. It allows the original part to be modified, and changes to be automatically propagated on the banked part. This new feature allows all the linked parts to be rebuilt in reference to a modification done to the original part. This is extremely useful because it updates all the studied parts in a single click, and is a major time saving in the design and modification phase of a progressive die.

Stampack Xpress Interface

VISI 2020.1 provides a direct interface to Stampack Xpress, for die simulation.

Enhanced Reverse and Casting

The Reverse module has been enhanced with additional functionalities for both Reverse and Casting processes, including new features to support the scanning to surfaces generation.

Features such as radius generation from mesh, plane generation, adapt mesh on boundary, and sectional curves on mesh, provide greater benefit for the reverse process from point scanning to solid model generation. A new Best Fit feature aligns a stock model to the final solid model by setting tolerances on different faces. This is extremely useful for the casting market, as it allows the cast model to be scanned, achieving a best fit alignment with the final geometry, producing an optimised toolpath with reduced machining time. The stock model can then also be used for machining simulation purposes.

Compare Feature

The Compare feature has been improved to provide an enhanced graphical evaluation of the results, and to display distances between the scanned model and the final solid model.  The enhancements achieved provide quality improvements to both processes as well as time saving from the scanning to the manufacturing process.

Mould Tool design

A new body to mould functionality has been introduced, which provides a quick solution to define the correct position and orientation of a plastic part on the tool. The feature allows the transformation of the model from the “car in line” position to the mould position, and to apply the required shrinkage value. The original position of the model can also be restored if modifications are required for the moulding of the part. This is extremely useful especially, but not only, for the automotive market, as it provides a time saving for the mould design process.

5 Axis Deburring

A new automatic deburring function reduces the set-up time for that vital aspect of the overall process. Creating CAM operations on any arbitrary part geometry is relatively easy nowadays, as parts can be virtually designed, created and produced. However, once CAM is finished there is one last operation that is not yet automated, and is usually done manually after machining. Burrs occur on all parts that have straight edges or non-tangent outer surface topologies. They appear when the tool is chipping the metal off that edge. It’s an unwanted situation because it can destroy the functionality of the part and can even be a danger to the worker as it’s razor sharp.

The purpose of VISI’s deburring strategy is to provide an automatic finishing to the machined part’s sharp edges – an important phase of the manufacturing process for parts with no tangent surfaces. It creates a highly automated tool path to deburr sharp edge of a workpiece with a spherical tool. The tool is positioned in the bi vector of the automatically detected sharp edges. Automatic tilting and linking is then applied to avoid collisions. As the whole process is highly automated, this machining strategy significantly reduces deburring setup time.

5-Axis Autotilting

Also the 5-axis Autotilting capability has been enhanced in VISI 2020.1, with new smoothing options, based on a more sophisticated interpolation algorithm. This optimises the contour while keeping the tilt angles in a limited range; resulting in a more fluent movement of the machine while milling the part.

Enhanced graphics

New graphical representations assist in validating the model for manufacturing purposes. The Undercut and Accessibility shading also identifies undercut areas during the design and modelling phases. “The advantage provided is the ability to validate a model for manufacturing purposes at an early stage in the design to manufacturing process,” concludes Marco Cafasso.


VISI Version 2020.0

VISI 2020.0

The 2020.0 release of VISI CAD/CAM improves the mould and progressive die design processes, along with enhancement to the Reverse module, specifically designed for the mould and die market.

Part Unfolding

New part unfolding technology has been introduced in VISI 2020.0, giving the ability to work directly on the original solid part without needing to extract the model’s skin.

Sheet Metal Part Recognition

The sheet metal part recognition now provides an improved graphical representation of the part analysed, by identifying bends, planar faces and features. The advantage of the new technology is its associativity with the original model during the die design process, as it allows the original part to be edited, and changes to be made automatically on the study of the part.

VISI Reverse

Enhancements to the Reverse module provide new functionalities for both Reverse and Casting processes, giving greater flexibility for both processes. Features such as clipping plane management for point scanning, planar face and draft analysis on mesh data, adapting a mesh to a boundary, and best fit, improve the reverse process from point scanning to solid model generation, and manufacturing.

Compare Feature

A new Compare feature lets the user compare two entities, such as a point cloud, mesh, or solid, by checking the relative distance – the graphical results show different colors in reference to the distance ranges.  The system also shows the relative distance between the two selected entities during the comparison, by simply selecting a point.

Meusburger Mould Tool Templates

Additional Meusburger Mould Tool templates (FB, FM and FW types) are now incorporated, including new plates as well as standard components. The new mold templates also include assemblies from the same supplier.

VISI Flow Analysis

VISI’s Flow Analysis has been improved by new mesh group technology specifically designed for FEM analysis. It gives a high quality mesh, while reducing computation time, by providing new options to adapt and fit the mesh accordingly to the model’s shape. It’s possible to control the mesh orientation, the curvature of the model, and smooth the mesh on the transition area, leading to a higher quality, accurate Flow Analysis process.

VISI Flow Lines

The flow lines in VISI 2020.0 can now be shown, highlighting possible ‘hesitations’ of the filling from isochrones. This is especially important, as hesitation occurs when the melt flow slows down or stops along a particular flow path, leading to possible asymmetrical and unpredictable flow patterns which can reduce part quality, caused by variations in surface appearance, poor packing, high stresses, and non-uniform orientation of the plastic molecules.

VISI Flow Thermal Function

With thermal analysis becoming increasingly more important in optimizing mold cooling, the Flow Thermal function has been enhanced by improved coolant flow rate suggestions, giving an indicative value for a single cooling circuit, and an improved solid mesh definition for the mold cavity block, along with each axis, to offer more accurate results.

Digimat Direct Interface

Thanks to a new direct interface between VISI and Digimat, data showing material local rigidity can be exported into Digimat for the structural FEM analysis process. MSC Software’s Digimat positions itself between the manufacturing and structural analysis by allowing chosen composite materials to be added to a new reference model to simulate and predict the molded part’s mechanical properties. By bridging the independent Flow injection molding and structural analysis environments such as MARC, APEX and ANSYS, Digimat provides added value with a more realistic stress analysis simulation. Extra data has been added to the material database to better match fibre characteristics, including information such as shape and length of the filler.

Overall benefits include:

  • Realistic structural analysis simulation
  • Influencing design construction to improve the molded part’s mechanical behaviour
  • Optimizes material selection and fibre properties to improve mechanical resistance
  • Validate the part’s properties in reference to the mold design.



VISI Version 2019 R1

VISI 2019 R1

The 2019 R1 release of VISI software includes a boost for reverse engineering, along with a range of new and enhanced CAD/CAM functions for the mould and die market.

Reverse Engineering Features And Enhancements

As part of a larger synergy project for reverse engineering and casting, VISI 2019 R1 introduces an extended direct interface to multiple portable measuring arms and Leica scanning devices from Hexagon. Together with the enhanced dedicated module, it provides a reverse engineering solution, as well as the ability to generate casting and stock models from VISI’s existing modelling and machining environment.

It means that a points cloud can be loaded either directly or indirectly, and the relative mesh can be created by setting different options for refining and smoothing. Surfaces can be created automatically or semi-automatically by extracting different key geometrical references from the refined mesh. And scan data, stock or reference casting mesh models can easily be aligned to the original geometrical CAD model using dedicated commands to allow comparisons, gap analysis and optimised toolpath processes.

Ejector Pin Labelling For Plastic Mould Design

The new ejector pin labelling functionality, which has been specifically produced for plastic mould designers, enables all the ejector pins in a mould design project to be identified in a table by a user-defined label. This feature simplifies the maintenance process of the mould itself where one or more ejector pins need to be replaced. It easily identifies any ejector pin for maintenance purposes, and updates it if it needs replacing.

Conformal Cooling Channels For Plastic Mould Design

VISI 2019 R1 introduces a function for advanced sketching of conformal cooling channels. It allows the use of wireframe circuits, previously created  in CAD, along with selecting predefined or user sections, and automatically creates the conformal channels to form the desired cooling circuit. It’s also possible to edit those channels, even after subtraction from the mould insert.

All the information defined on the conformal cooling during the design phase are automatically managed by VISI Flow’s thermal analysis. The Flow thermal analysis itself has also been enhanced to provide a graphical temperature display on a dynamic section on the inserts. The result is a simplified process and time saving of the mould design and Flow analysis.

Pressure Pad Management For Progressive Die Design

The blanking process has been enhanced, to set the faces on the model affected by the pressure pad, by simply defining the relative force to apply.  This allows the material to flow, based on the applied force on the pressure pad.  

Users can also set constraints to simulate the effect of a uniformly distributed blank holder force. It’s possible to define a friction value and the force value to be applied for the blanking phase. This leads to a more accurate blanking process, which gives additional support to the user during the design phase of the die.


VISI Version 2018


VISI 2018

 VISI의 2018의 출시로 금형 설계에 특화된 새로운 리버스엔지니어링 모듈과 함께 CAD/ CAM 프로세스를 위한 새롭고 강화된 기능을 제공합니다. 전반적으로 VISI 2018에는 솔리드 및 서페이스 모두에 부가적인 편집 기능을 제공하는 다이렉트 모델링 기능의 업데이트를 비롯하여 약 250 여개의 업그레이드 된 기능이 포함되어 있습니다.

리버스엔지니어링(Reverse Engineering)모듈

 VISI 2018은 기존 버전의 모델링 환경 내에서의 리버스엔지니어링 기능을 확장하여 리버스엔지어링 전용 모듈을 공식 출시 및 공급합니다. 리버스엔지니어링 모듈은 점군 데이터와 다양한 세부 보정 옵션설정으로 생성된 메쉬 데이터의 로딩이 가능합니다.
 해당 모듈은 VISI내에서 완벽한 호환이 가능합니다. 점군 데이터를 외부의 파일에서 가져오는 것은 물론, 헥사곤(Hexagon)의 이동형 암 장비에서 스캔한 데이터를 바로 로딩할 수 있습니다. 또한, 특수 기능을 사용하여 원하는대로 최적화된 메쉬 데이터를 생성할 수 있습니다. 이후 메쉬 데이터는 모델링 기능을 통해 서페이스를 생성하는 시작 점이 될 수 있음은 물론, 가공 데이터로 바로 사용할 수도 있습니다.     

다이렉트모델링-면 편집 기능

 선택된 면을 끌어당기거나 밀어서 솔리드 바디의 편집이 가능하며, 동심면이 자동 선택되어 지정한 선택면에 맞게 편집됩니다. 홀이 있는 포켓이나 솔리드 바디의 사이즈는 이 기능을 통해 쉽고 빠르게 변경할 수 있습니다. 

서페이스 확장 | 홀 메우기

 서페이스 확장과 홀 메우기 기능의 향상은 설계자가 서페이스 뿐만 아니라 솔리드바디의 면에 직접 작업할 수 있다는 것을 의미하며, 이 기능을 통해 솔리드 모델의 디자인 및 편집 단계에서 상당한 시간을 절약할 수 있습니다.


 동적 작업 좌표계의 도입과 면 선택 기능의 향상, 새로운 상황 별 기능툴바를 통해 UX를 강화하였습니다.

동적 작업 좌표계

 작업중에 원하는 솔리드 면의 선택과 동시에 동적으로 방향을 자동 결정하는 동적 작업 좌표계를 통해 유연성과 사용편의를 더욱 향상시켰습니다. 

면 선택

 업데이트된 면 선택 기능을 통해 조건에 일치하는 면을 선택할 수 있습니다. 평면/원통, 필렛면 유형/반경/방향/색상 등과 같은 특정한 조건을 제공함으로써 일치하는 면을 선택하고 유사한 면을 동적으로 선택할 수 있습니다. 

상황 별 기능툴바

 더욱 간편하고 직관적인 UX를 제공합니다.  사전에 선택모드에서 활성화된 상황별 기능 툴바를 통해 마우스 우클릭 없이도 사용 상황에 따른 기능 간의 전환이 가능합니다.  

새로운 몰드 툴(Mould Tool)모듈

 VISI 2018은 새로운 금형VISI 2018은 새로운 몰드툴 모듈이 추가되었습니다. 다시 개발된 이 모듈은 비규격 툴 배열을 구성할 때 더욱 큰 유연성을 제공합니다. 
 블랭크 플레이트(Blank plate) 와 프리드릴 플레이트(Pre-drilled plate)를 포함한 사용자정의 템플렛으로 쉽게 레이아웃을 생성하고 설계과정 중 어느 단계에서나 추가 편집이 가능합니다. 
  플레이트가 변경되면 캐비티 가공데이터를 포함하여 모든 부품은 자동으로 업데이트 됩니다.  

소성유동 휨 변형(Warpage) 예측 모듈

 복잡한 폴리머(수지)의 정확성을 향상시키는 소성유동 변형 예측모듈의 기능이 강화되었습니다. . 압력 및 유량 계산 조정 기능이 결합된 새로운 형상해석기로 계산시간을 최대 40% 단축시켜 생산성을 향상시킬 수 있습니다.  

프레스 금형 관련 기능 

 프레스금형 기능에는 특정 면의 구속조건을 관리기능을 포함한 프로그레스 스트립 개발과 블랭크 예측기능이 포함됩니다. X,Y 중 한개의 방향 또는 양방향으로 면 구속조건을 정의할 수 있으며 언폴딩 단계별로 모델의 특정 영역을 블랭크로 남겨둘 때 특히 유용합니다. 또한, 이중 부품형상을 사용하는 스트립레이아웃 관리 공정이 향상되어 3D스트립 설계에 소요되는 시간을 단축시킬 수 있습니다.      

공정 지식 공유

 공정지식을 공유하는 것은 전체 가공공정 상에서 디지털 데이터의 흐름을 추적하는 데 있어서 매우 중요합니다. VISI와 PC-DIMS간의 새로운 인터페이스로 VISI에서 정의된 주석을 포함한 원본CAD파일을 Hexagon의 품질관리를 위한 측정소프트웨어인 PC-DIMS에서 직접 실행시킬 수 있습니다.   



VISI Version 2017 R2


VISI 2017 R2

 VISI 2017 R2에는 금형 산업에 특화하여 새롭게 향상된 기능을 CAD/ CAM 공정에 제공합니다. 


새로운 스프링백 | CAD 
 판금 파트가 다이에서 제거되어 성형력이 풀리게 되면, 소재의 탄성으로 인하여 파트의 형상에 스프링백 현상이 발생합니다. VISI 2017 R2의 새로운 스프링백 예측 기능은 업계에서 오랜 골칫거리인 스프링백 현상으로 인하여 금형을 여러 번 수정하는 등의 시행착오를 겪고 있다는 점에 주목하였고 이에 대한 해결책을 찾아 시간과 비용을 절감할 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.
  VISI 2017 R2의 스프링백 예측 툴은 공칭응력이 시작되는 파트와 소재데이터, 블랭크 계산을 통해, 스프링백 보정 값이 포함된 제품형상의 두번째 메쉬를 생성합니다.
 이를 통해 설계자는 Spring back by Finite Analysis Tool 기능을 이용하여 보정된 메쉬를 읽고 원본 서페이스에 보정 값을 추가 하여 정확한 판금파트를 생성할 수 있습니다.

새로운 안전영역 시각화 기능 | CAD

VISI 2017 R2의 새로운 그래픽 분석표현모드는 설계자가 성형성을 검증하기 위한 성형 해석 시, 성형공정 중에 발생할 수 있는6개의 가능성에 따라 구역을 나누고 색상을 구분하여 결과를 세분화 합니다.
  • 강한 주름 영역 – 소재가 두꺼워 지면서 한쪽 방향으로는 약간 늘어나고, 반대쪽으로는 압축됨; 주름이 발생할 가능성이 매우 높음
  • 주름영역 –소재가 약간 두꺼워 지면서 한쪽 방향으로는 약간 늘어나고 반대쪽으로는 압축됨; 주름이 생길 수 있음
  • 낮은압력 영역 – 주방향 또는 부방향에서 최소한으로 늘어나거나 압축되는 영역
  • 안전영역 –성형한계곡선 이하의 영역; 성형실패가 일어나지 않는 영역
  • 한계영역 – 안전영역과 실패영역 사이의 구역, 성형공정이 약간 안전한 영역
  • 실패영역 –성형한계곡선 위의 영역, 틈 또는 파단(터짐, 찢김) 등 얇아질 가능성이 있음.

2.5축 포켓 가공 | CAM

 VISI 2017 R2의 새로운 2.5 축 포켓 가공은 툴패스의 품질을 개선하고 개방형 피처의 툴패스를 최적화 하여 스톡모델을 가공할 수 있는 기능을 제공합니다. 새로운 포켓가공방식은 스톡 모델이 정의 된 후, 소재 절삭에 반드시 필요한 영역을 별도로 정의할 수 있으며, 필요시에만 경로를 생성하여 툴패스를 변형할 수 있습니다. 

2.5축 웨이브폼 | CAM

 기존에는 3D 황삭에서 사용할 수 있었던 웨이브폼 가공방식이 2.5축에도 적용되었습니다. 이를 통해 급격한 방향전환이 없는 부드러운 툴패스를 생성하여 공구의 과부하를 방지하고 어느 구간에서나 균일한 절삭 이송속도를 유지할 수 있습니다.

2.5축 잔삭 | CAM

 향상된 포켓가공방식에 기반하여 잔삭 방식 또한 동일하게 향상되었습니다 . 기준이 되는 작업을 기반으로 미절삭 영역이 자동으로 인식됩니다.  이 잔삭에 대한 계산 알고리즘은 3축 CAM 가공방식 에서와 동일한 새로운 계산 엔진을 사용합니다.

3축 황삭 기능 향상 – 잔삭 | CAM

 황삭 및 잔삭 방식에서 향상된 기능은 더욱 안정적이고 높은 품질의 툴패스를 제공합니다. 남은 소재에 계산에 대한 알고리즘이 향상되어 더욱 좋은 품질의 잔삭툴패스를 생성할 수 있도록 향상되었습니다. 결과적으로 미절삭 영역 계산을 참조하여  향상된 품질의 최적회된 툴패스를 생성합니다.

새로운 전극가공 | CAM

 새로운 전극 가공 모듈은 전극 설계부터 가공까지의 공정을 자동화 합니다. 전극 생성 단계에서 작업자가 추가한 모든 전극 데이터를 그대로 사용할 수 있습니다. 즉, 전극 설계단계에서부터 수집된 전극데이터를CAM사이클로 자동 전송함으로써, 가공 단계에서 데이터를 다시 추가할 필요 없으며 데이터 입력에 따르는 오류를 줄일 수 있는 것입니다. 또한, 각 금형에 필요한 전극의 수가 많을 때, 새로운 전극 가공 모듈은 전극공정의 자동화를 가능케하여 금형생산에 소요되는 시간을 대폭 절감할  수 있습니다.

이 외의 VISI 2017 R2에 도입된 중요한 개선기능은 아래와 같습니다

  • 새로운 런처:
    -설치된 VISI 프로그램의 시작 창을 사용자가 지정가능
    -드래그앤 드랍 방식: 자주 사용하는 도구들을 전용영역에 끌어와 추가 가능
    - VISI의 소셜미디어 채널 표시
  • 고품질 툴바: 4K고해상도 모니터 크기 지원
  • 와이어 EDM 기능 향상
  • CAD변환기 업데이트: 최신지오메트리 형식을 지원



VISI Version 2017 R1


VISI 2017 R1

 Hexagon의 최신 VISI 릴리스에서 크게 향상된CAD 및 CAM 기능은 설계 및 가공 프로세스 전반에 걸쳐 고객 여러분들께 향상된 작업속도와 가공품질을 제공합니다.  
 VISI 2017 R1의 CAD/CAM 업데이트가 사용자 경험에 초점을 맞추고 있으며 고객여러분들꼐서 설계 프로세스의 속도를 높일 수 있도록  아래의 기능들을 향상시켰습니다.  
  • 동적 드래그&드랍 기능.
  • 스페이스 바 버튼을 통한 화면 영역의 동적으로 확대 / 축소 기능
  • 와이어 프레임 요소를 함께 결합하는 지능형 체인
  • 오른손 마우스를 원클릭 통한 실행명령 확인 기능  
 CAM의 경우 형상 관리를 업데이트하면 개별요소는 더 이상 특정 프로젝트에 의해 제한되지 않습니다. 즉 더욱 자유롭게 요소, 장애물, 스톡을 선택하고 조합할 수 있습니다. 이는 면 과 면목록  선택하는데 사용되며,훨씬 더 사용자 친화적 인 인터페이스로 관리됩니다. 모든 요소는 오퍼레이션과 연동되며, 모든 지오메트리는 사용자가 원하는 특정 요소나 면을 선택할 수 있도록 대화식으로 관리 됩니다.  

오토벌룬기능 | CAD

 어셈블리매니저에 추가된 여러 가지 오토벌룬 향상 기능으로   BOM 벌룬을 플롯 뷰 내 에 추가시 제어할 수 있는 기능들이 추가되었습니다. 여기에는 다중 축을 사용하는 자동 위치 지정 및 중복 된 벌룬 제거가 포함되어 보다 명확한 결과를 제공합니다. 

가공 도면 | CAD

 도면 데이터의 생성시 다양한 뷰를 통하여 작업이 가능합니다. 복잡한 지오메트리의 단면 뷰 생성을 단순화하기 위해 " outbreak section depths "를 화면상에서 선택하여 자동으로 측정하고 편집 할 수 있습니다. 

모델링시 모델속성 설정 기능 | CAD

모델링 도중에 모델 속성을 설정할 수 있습니다.작업 환경에서 모델 지오메트리를 선택하기만하면 모든 모델 제조 및 구매 데이터를 추가하고 제어 할 수 있습니다. 추가 된 데이터는 어셈블리매니저인터페이스에 자동으로 삽입되어 모델링 데이터를 대화식으로 제어 할 수 있습니다.  

금형설계 | CAD

금형 설계 모듈에 새로운 추가된 기능으로 사용자가 냉각 채널 회로의 효과를 검증 할 수 있습니다. 크기와 위치를 모델 지오메트리에서 쉽게 추출하여 금형 온도 조절 시스템의 열 해석을 위한 냉각 검증 단계를 워크 플로우에 삽입 할 수 있습니다. 

VISI 플로우 | CAD

VISI Flow 모듈의 경우, 충진 및 고정 알고리즘 내에 새로 추가 조정된 된 소재 데이터베이스를 활용하여 뒤틀림 계산의 정확도가 향상되었습니다. 

향상된 스트립 기능 | CAD

VISI 프로그레스 모듈의 경우  스트립의 폭, 높이 및 구성 요소 각도를 그래픽 영역에서 조작할수 있도록하여  스트립 레이아웃 작업이 더욱 간편해졌습니다. 또한 계산된 전단 / 밴딩 / 플랜지 응력 데이터는 스트립의 개발 단계마다 제공됩니다. 

자동 펀칭 와이어포인트 생성 | CAD

 Progress에는 툴 펀치의 와이어 포인트를 자동으로 작성하는 새로운 기능이 추가되었습니다. 직경 / 위치 및 여러 시작점은 모두 그래픽 영역 인터페이스에서 관리하실수 있으며, 생성이 완료된 모든 와이어 데이터는 CAM 및 와이어 모듈 내에서 자동으로 인식됩니다. 

CLS 라이선스 매니저 | CAD

 이제 CLS License Manage를 통해 다중 네트워크 상의  각 사용자에 대한 특정 프로필 및 옵션을 만들 수 있습니다. 

Waveform 황삭 | CAM

 Hexagon의 강력한 Waveform 황삭 기술이 VISI Machining에도 포함되어 있습니다.  검증된 가공방식인 웨이브폼은 공구 수명을 연장시키면서 소재 제거율과 생산성을 향상시킵니다. 이러한 웨이브폼 고속 가공방식은 소재에 맞닫는 공구의 면적을 일정하게 유지함으로써 공구의 부하를 일정하게 유지합니다. 

잔삭 | CAM

 기존 버전의 잔삭에서는이전 작업을 기반으로 별도의 동적 인크리멘탈 스톡을 생성해야만 하였으나,  VISI 2017 R1에서는 자동으로 프로세스를 처리합니다.  이전 작업을 선택하기 만하면 작업 내에서 이 스톡을 자동으로 생성하며, 기울어 진 작업에 정확한 스톡이 사용된다는 점에서 3 + 2축 작업에 매우 유용합니다. 

2D 윤곽가공 | CAM

 베로소프트웨어가 특별히 개발한 엔진기술로 2D 밀링을 위한 새로운 프로파일링  기능을  개발하였습니다. 프로파일에서 예리한 모서리를 유지하거나 제거하는 데 사용되는 여러 코너링 옵션을 제공하여 신뢰성과 출력을 향상시킴은 물론, 오래된 프로파일링은 자동으로 변환되며 지능형 충돌 검사와 함께 속도, 장애물 및 커터 보정 관리 기능이 향상되었습니다. 



VISI Version 2016 R1


VISI 2016 R1

VISI 2016 R1 CAD delivers a number of enhancements to the graphical user interface (GUI), and major updates for sketching and element editing. Other significant items include developments to Parts Revision, Snapshot, a new combined view/section within the plotview and updated CAD translators.

The development focus for VISI Mold and VISI Progress was aimed at design efficiency and user experience. Mold makers will see significant enhancements to cooling, component libraries and a new tool for lubrication grooves. Die makers will benefit from major 3D strip upgrades and 'instance' support for punches.

VISI 2016R1 has seen CAM development focus on toolpath reliability, calculation time, simulation and tooling databases. The improvement of the user experience continues with consolidation of commands to simplify toolpath generation and maintain consistency across 2D & 3D toolpath dialogue boxes.

Migration tool / Update settings | Modelling

An enhanced migration tool is available to automatically update Settings/Configurations from a previous version of VISI. This tool allows the update of all relevant configuration files, profiles, custom settings and libraries, databases, CAM settings (tool databases, machine tool configuration, compass configurations), Mold/Progress libraries and others (please refer to the on line help of this tool for a complete description). This tool can be executed at the end of the installation or by running the shortcut installed under the VISI 2016 R1 application within the START menu.

Network Saving | Modelling

VISI 2016 R1 delivers significantly improved speed when saving files across the network. The system will initially save a local file (from where you are notified when complete, and can continue to work) before saving the file to the desired network location as a background operation.


User Interface / Picking / Graphics | Modelling

Quick Access Toolbar management available on the top bar - A new quick access toolbar is available above the top bar providing access to the standard/system functionalities. Updated icon sets relative to product categories are also available.
New graphical icons at the top of the GUI to Apply/Cancel/Pg Down/Pg Up which allow you to step backwards & forwards through the current operation.
New Brush selection by open and close polyline.
Improvements to the Enhanced pick provides the ability to capture relevant points on virtual intersections, moves snap point along a virtual line (parallel to axes, perpendicular to segments, tangent to circles, etc ).
Hidden line removal and Hidden lines in different style modes have been enhanced and can be used completely during all modelling operations. Options are available in the Settings command for the color, transparency and style of the hidden lines. New Antialias management improve the graphics representation to avoid the segmentation of lines.
The ability to highlight a relevant point and type an exact offset. When the cursor is on a relevant point, it is possible to simply enter the values for the offset or distance point when moving along a relevant direction.
Contextual icons on the M2 list - Pressing the right mouse button (M2) or the mouse wheel when inside the command will display the relevant icons typically available in the left-hand icon bar, at the position of the mouse cursor. This simplifies access to the picking options and minimizes the cursor movement.
Mouse buttons configurations can be adjusted to configure the most commonly used graphics movements to specific mouse buttons and actions.
Speed enhancements when saving files on a network drive. All files are first saved locally (in the tmp folder), from when it is possible to continue to work with the WKF. After this operation, a second thread is started to copy the file onto the network in the background.


Edit Elements & Sketching | Modelling

New Edit element command for the modification of wireframe entities. Double click on the wireframe entity to enter Edit mode. This can be used on segments, circles, arcs, curves, profiles, and polylines.  This command allows the modification of shape, position and dimensions.
Sketch circles and Sketch lines enhancements - These commands have been improved using the new enhanced pick concept where the potential results are graphically displayed, and can be selected by using the Space bar. Combined selection between Elements and Points has been integrated in these commands.
New option to create a Segment/line tangent to two curves within the Sketch command.


Parts Revision | Modelling

Enhancements to the Parts Revision manager include the ability to define the revision field as a Number, String, or String+Number. Other improvements include the ability to use the Part revision code as part of the file name when saving Plotview pages, the ability to plot a table with the complete list of part revisions.


Snapshot | Modelling

Improvements to the Snapshot manager include the ability to force a white background for image production, and the ability to work in Plotview mode and copy the snapshot to the clipboard ready to paste in other documents. It is now possible to save the snapshot list as separate image files (Bmp, Jpg, Png, Tif).


Automatic Wire Points Creation for Punching | Modelling

Enhancement on the Plotview Manager - Views, sections and details (and relative hierarchy) are now shown in the tree of the Plotview manager Pages
View information is now displayed in the properties zone relevant to the selected node in the tree. For example, if selecting the page node, only the relevant information of the page is displayed, while if selecting a view, only the relevant information of the view is presented.
New Outbreak section in Plotview - The ability to create a portion of a section inside a View (to create a combined view/section). It is also possible to determine the outer boundary format and the depth value for the section.
Other Plotview enhancements include :
 - Improvements on the arrows position for partial sections
 - An option to show only the layers or the parts used for view creation within the view properties dialogue
 - An option to select the parts in 3D environment within the view properties dialogue


CAD Interfaces | Modelling

In addition to continuous quality improvements and enhancements on CAD translators, the main new capabilities for 2016 R1 are:
- Presentation of file Preview increased performance
- 3DPDF Writer enhancements for saving models in this format (performances, white background, fit on the screen)
- DXF/DWG Reader general refurbishing
- DXF/DWG update of Teigha libraries to 4.01
- CATIA V5 Reader permits hole attributes mapping
- Inventor support of 2016 files
- UG Reader to support Layer Categories for Parts
- Import/Export -  Unicode Support for 3D translators


Cooling | Mold

CAD transformation commands are now automatically notified and managed within the Cooling system. When selecting a cooling channel during a translation operation, the system automatically selects all of the relevant the cooling parts (solid, 2D and standard elements). After the CAD transformation (including copy), the system will automatically update the relative cooling structure within the cooling toolbox.

Lubrification Grooves | Mold

A new Lubrication Groove command has been developed for 2016 R1. This command allows to creation of lubrication grooves on the selected face of the plate using builders that provides the user with a number of shapes & customization parameters.


Parts Replacement in Instances Management | Progress

This improvement applies any modification to the original master part geometry to be automatically added to the 3D strip without any rebuild, significantly saving time during the process. This new methodology provides an automatic associativity between the reference parts and the strip design. It is also possible to define Punches in the Strip using the instances management. This means that punches can now be managed as instances within the project (including the ability to extrude punches). Therefore any modification to the parent geometry will be replicated on all instances.

Multiple strip analysis - Using 2016 R1 it is now possible to review multiple strip parameter configurations as a separate 3D strip design. This is particularly useful during the estimating phase, where the user may work on more than one strip project to evaluate the best solution.


Elements Configuration | Standard Elements

An updated tool to edit 3D component libraries provides additional capabilities for easy catalogue selection, easy editing of element properties and better element and Rule table editing. There are also new options when inserting standard components to “Remember Settings” which allows the user to define all parameters within the insertion mask, and recall for a different scenario.

Material Database | VISI Flow

Completely revised material databases are available for VISI 2016 R1. Any grade has been verified using the TESTISO reference model so to provide the correct linear shrinkage values. The following databases have been reviewed and updated at present:

  • ABS.mdb
  • ABS-BLENDS.mdb
  • ASA.mdb
  • COC.mdb
  • COPOLYESTER.mdb (new)
  • IONOMER.mdb
  • MABS.mdb (new)
  • LCP.mdb
  • PA46.mdb
  • PA6.mdb
  • PA66.mdb
  • PA11.mdb
  • PA12.mdb
  • PA-OTHER.mdb
  • PPA.mdb
  • PLAST.mdb (the generic materials of the above families)

Calculation Time Improvements | CAM 2.5D

2.5D CAM operations are now supported by the process manager. This allows the user to continue to work with VISI during the toolpath calculation build. Please note, when operations are generated by running the Compass command, the toolpath build from the process manager is not supported; therefore the system is locked until the toolpath build is complete.

Improved Linking | CAM 2.5D

VISI 2016 R1 introduces an improved linking algorithm to minimize rapid movements, significantly reducing the number of entries into the stock material. The standard roughing option optimizes the cut direction (climb / conventional) and also mills the island contours. This new linking algorithm links all different zones, with a shorter path. The combo-box “Stay a depth” activates the link optimization when the step-over method “In to Out” and “Out to In” are used.
The parameter “Max link distance” is only required when the step-over method “In to Out” is used. The value represents the max distance to connect 2 points with a link movement. Lower values could increase the number of rapid movement for the Z levels.

Enhancements on Zigzag method (Pocketing, Facemill, Milling) | CAM 2.5D

VISI 2016 R1 introduces new functionality to create the contouring step at the end of a zig-zag roughing pass. In previous versions, this was only available before the zig-zag roughing pass. When the zig-zag roughing is executed before the contouring step, a ramp approach is required and automatically created. Please note that the ramp approach follows a backward path along the zigzag path, to reach the Z level to start the roughing pass.

New Engine (64bit) | CAM 3D

VISI V2016 R1 introduces an updated 3 axis calculation engine. This new engine is fully 64-bit compliant and therefore benefits from the performance of modern CPUs. In addition, VISI is able to run multithreads for a single toolpath calculation. This means that a single toolpath build can be split into multiple parallel calculations, significantly reducing the total build time (this is managed automatically by the CAM engine). A good example of this is the Waterline strategy in helical mode. 
For geometry selection, the surface group and list preparation has been improved thanks to a new simplified user interface. The number of mouse operations has been reduced and the preparation process now follows a more logical sequence. 
Finally, it is no longer mandatory that the stock belongs to the project in order to be selected. It is now possible to select any stock available in the model tree.

5 Axis strategies (and 3 Axis ISO Machining) | CAM

For 2016 R1 two Surface Selection modes are now available: the surfaces list mode (default) and the single surfaces selection mode (as previously available on V20 and before). 
If a 5 axis operation comes from a work file generated with version lower than V21, all the selected surfaces will be edited automatically by using the single surfaces selection mode. For the selection of new surfaces, the list mode is activated by default.

Hexagon Tools Quick Editor | CAM

VISI 2016R1 checks all entries in the cutting condition parameters of the tool database. If some values are not defined it does not allow the user to confirm and close the dialog box. The reason is that VISI uses these values for the toolpath calculation and therefore if these are not available the toolpath build could fail or produce unexpected results.
The aim of this utility is to offer a simple solution to automatically complete the missing entries in the general and specific cutting conditions. This utility can be executed from within Hexagon Tools.

Simulation | CAM

The analytic material removal technology has been completely reworked to increase performance and quality.
The comparison tool, has been totally rewritten to increase quality and performance. It is now integrated into the main graphical window.
Improved mesh export - For a large mesh model, small details can have a significant impact on your simulation. High-quality details can highlight the most important cuts but at the same time the entire simulation process can become slower due to the fact that large data is being processed. Different levels of quality are also now also in the exported mesh.

Toolpath Enquirer | CAM

This new command allows users to perform different types of analysis on the selected toolpath. For example it is possible to highlight linear toolpath elements that are shorter than a given length or to verify if there are vertical arcs in the toolpath.

Post Processor | CAM

Improved sub-program management for 2.5 Axis operations.  Any equal Z levels can now be transformed into a NC sub-program, which is useful to manage modifications quickly on a CNC machine.

Wire EDM | CAM

Wire EDM developments include and updated 64bit toolpath engine, improvements to the 4 axis offset, support for M45 (Drain Tank) for the Fanuc CNC, which is useful to thread the wire more successfully.
Finally the Automatic Feature Recognition engine has been improved to find constant tapered features (while on V21 all conic geometry were recognized as 4 axis features).