Vero Software hosted their largest ever Global Reseller Conference following last year’s merger of the Vero and Planit software groups which created the world’s leading CAM specialist and third-largest CAD/CAM vendor.
Located in Lisbon, Portugal, 171 delegates congregated to see the latest product developments, discuss future product direction and get an insight into the future business plans of the newly combined Vero Group.
Explaining the rationale behind the event, Richard Smith, Chief Executive says: "Our objective is to create the most successful reseller team across the world. We now have a number of key products that service different manufacturing sectors, but share common business drivers. Bringing our resellers together provides a platform to network, share successes and better understand the product positioning for each brand."
Highlights from the Edgecam brand conference included a review of the current release (2012 R2), Waveform Roughing, Advanced 5 axis and quill support (secondary z axis), plus a sneak preview of future developments including the addition of wire EDM technology and an exciting new workflow manager.
The VISI reseller network were provided with an in-depth look at VISI 20, due for release in September. The latest release includes new CAD tools for project collaboration and kinematic simulation plus a number of new ground breaking CAM developments such as new advanced roughing and rest machining algorithms.
The Alphacam team welcomed global resellers from as far afield as Australia, Japan and South Africa and presented the group with a strategic look at the 2013 product roadmap, an introduction to Waveform Roughing and a review of Alphacam Art -- an artistic application that automatically creates 3D relief models typically used in the woodworking and engraving industries.
Cabinet Vision resellers had a glimpse of the future with a review of the product roadmap and an early look at Cabinet Vision V8. There was great excitement over the CV self help community and detailed information on Screen-To-Machine Centre, along with managing machinery / tool vendor partnerships.
Finally, Radan successfully launched two new multi-axis laser products, RadM-ax and RadTube. Based on PEPS technology, RadM-ax is a sheet metal 5 axis laser CAM system developed specifically for the general engineering, automotive and aerospace industries. RadTube is a laser system for rotary and multi-axis cutting machines developed specifically for tube cutting industries. As well as all this, there was an overview of the new, fully integrated quoting product for sheet metal manufacture due for release later in the year.
Concluding, Simon Lee, Business Development Director says: "The size of the event truly underlines our position as the number one CAM centric company and offered our reseller network an opportunity to review the group product portfolio."