China Die & Mould Industry Association

SMIRT 2017 R1, by Vero Software, Introduces Time-Saving Automation Tools and a Host of Improvements

SMIRT 2017 R1, the latest release of Vero Software’s powerful viewing solution for the die-build stamping industry, introduces automation tools and numerous improvements that pave the way for greater consistency, quality, and efficiency.

Available with SMIRT 2017 R1 is an all-new application that enables users to automatically collect geometry for DieBuild tasks. Dubbed DbTemplateUtil, the application makes it easier to quickly formulate complex construction plans by significantly reducing the time required to select geometry to be linked to tasks.

To further reduce time required by DieBuild planners to create challenging construction plans, SMIRT has defined new Process Templates for version 2017 R1. Using the DbTemplateUtil application, planners can now add geometry collection filters to new or existing Process Templates, allowing for the customization of data-collection to meet specific needs.

Depending upon the task geometry type, collection filters can be applied for Solids, Faces, and Holes. Use parameters, such as Detail Name, Color, MFA Status, Face/Hole Direction, Face/Hole Feature Names, and more, can be used to define geometry to be collected when the template is loaded into a DieBuild file.

The most significant benefits to users can be realized when surfaces of the tool design are attributed with feature names that allow differentiation from other surfaces that may share the same color, direction, or machining attribute.

Improvements to SMIRT DieNC
The latest version of SMIRT DieNC delivers several improvements, including new Profile Methods that allow Profile Page parameters to be saved to files and re-used for future jobs, making consistent results across organizations more achievable.

Improvements have also made to toolpath retract settings, machining time estimates, and drill-path order settings, among other enhancements. To see a full list of features and fixes for DieNC and all other SMIRT applications, 2017 R1 Release Notes can be accessed by visiting .

An add-on module to SMIRT DieShop, SMIRT DieNC is designed to create toolpath for planar faces, profiles, and drilling holes. “Drag & drop" technology is used to create toolpath directly upon solid geometry with no manual entry of coordinate values.

SMIRT Licensing
SMIRT 2017 R1 now utilizes Vero Software’s CLS Licensing system.  While similar to the Vero License Manager used in past versions of SMIRT, the CLS system offers features and functionality that ease the license retrieval and installation process through the Vero Customer Portal.  Existing Vero License Manager licenses continue to be supported in 2017 R1, but future versions will move exclusively to the new CLS system.

SMIRT is the leading supplier to the world of powerful viewing software designed explicitly for the stamping die industry. In addition to our flagship products, SMIRT DieShop and SMIRT DieNC, we have developed complementary software products to aid in the estimation, planning, and scheduling of large die and tool construction projects.

SMIRT DieShop and SMIRT DieNC have been developed specifically for the "Shop Floor" environment. These products provide machinists and other users with powerful easy to use "Viewing" and "CAM" tools that enhance productivity and increase the bottom line for our customers.

About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.

The company’s world-renowned brands include ALPHACAM, CABINET VISION, EDGECAM, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, RADAN, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WORKNC, WORKPLAN and VISI. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
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