Within the system’s snapshot manager, VISI 2018 R1 provides users with the ability to create project design and technical manufacturing reports using data captured throughout the CAD and CAM project stages.

Among CAM developments are faster geometry preparation, and an enhanced 2.5-axis chamfering strategy that provides approach and retract points, obstacle management, and speed improvements. With regard to 3D waterline milling, new adaptive step-down capabilities can manage variable Z steps for each independent area within the same workpiece being machined.

Last but not least, a VISI-to-PC-DMIS interface has been introduced, primarily because sharing process knowledge is key to tracking the digital thread throughout the entire manufacturing process.