Several new enhancements have been made in VISI 2022.1. Major new enhancements have been made to following functionalities within VISI 2022.1:
- Reverse engineering
- Mold design
- Plastic injection molding flow simulation
- Progressive die design
- Machine programming
- Standard elements
VISI 2022.1 contains several new general management enhancements, designed to simplify the software usage as well as taking away the need for extra clicks providing an overall reduction in modelling time while improving productivity.
Innovative tools have been added for analysis, drafting, design, detailing and inspection of parts and assemblies to improve modelling performance for various applications. Once again, the usability workflow has been optimized, reducing design time when performing modelling tasks.
This version continues VISI’s long tradition of bringing updated CAD data file format support and continued enhancements and fixes to further improve the robustness and performance of 3D modelling and interoperability. The component that provides the appropriate ‘converters’ for the different CAD formats is constantly improved.
Additional file formats have been added to extend synergies with other products from Hexagon. As usual, all the translators were updated to guarantee the highest possible level of compatibility with other systems.
- ACIS Reader library support for 2022 1.0 with the Traditional library
- Parasolid Reader/Writer library upgrade to 34.0.244
- CATIA V5 Reader/Writer support for CATIA V5-6 R2022 with the Traditional library
- CATIA V6 3DExperience support for R2022x with the Traditional library
- GDML Writer (new)
- GLTF Writer (new)
- Inventor Reader support for version 2022
- JTOpen Reader support up to version 10.7 with the Alternative library
- NX Unigraphics Reader support for latest 1980 Series, up to up to NX 1992, NX 1996, NX 2000 with the Alternative library
- Pro/E - Creo Parametric Reader support for Creo 8.0
- Revit Reader support for former versions 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- SolidWorks Reader support for 2022 (SP0) with the Alternative library
- SolidWorks Direct Reader support for 2022 (SWDocumentMgr 18.104.22.16841)
- Solid Edge Reader support for 2022
This module is constantly being improved to provide a complete solution for reverse engineering of all parts, from scanning/probing to 3D solid model. The user has just to choose the best approach to use and VISI will do the job.
The module has already reached a very competitive level of functionalities offering enhanced technology and synergies with other Hexagon products. An example is the new features developed to help the user during the analysis of the mesh, detecting and splitting it into different shapes.
This version gives users an error-free environment that improves manufacturing efficiency.
Most of the standard element catalogues have been updated and improved following user requests. In addition, the tool cavity feature has been enhanced for better management and editing of cylindrical cavities.
Plastic injection molding flow simulation
The continuous fine tuning of the new solution for the filling phase, introduced in the previous version, brought benefits to the entire simulation value chain. Not only is a better plastic injection molding flow pattern determined, but the fibre orientation calculation has also been improved.
Those enhancements allow better and more reliable part simulation, reducing tryouts and reflecting a more precise calculation of the deformation of the part. Additional improvements made to the new engine include accurate descriptions of annular and 3D runners, repetitions and hot tips.
Progressive die design
The progressive die end-to-end solution has seen a consolidation of all existing features by improving quality results and calculation speed to reduce the time to market. The unfolding definition processes have been revized and enhanced.
Moreover, a new binder algorithm has been developed to unfold complex flange bends in multiple steps while preserving their shapes.
To speed up the mold assembly creation, VISI’s unique integrated solution that allows users to select from renowned catalogues, has been further enhanced with the addition of some new standard elements as well as updates to the existing data.
VISI 2022.1 offers the best-in-class technology available from Hexagon, constantly improving the software’s capabilities and performance.
In this release, the focus is on management of electrode types, addition of holder collision checks to the 2.5-axis strategies, completion of waveform roughing functionalities, release of finishing strategies based on ATF technology, and the introduction of an automatic tilting strategy.
Post-processor configuration enhancements and new option parameters have been offered to the Wire EDM engine as well. In addition, the Wire EDM engine checks the potential critical conditions, in offset or taper application, which could damage the final workpiece.