We are using a full version of Vericut for the last 15 years. 3X and 5X milling, wire EDM and sinker EDM verification.Generally we had a good experience with this software. Good tech support, straightforward licensing, quite an extensive user community. The big plus at least in our experience is the open nature of their project files, tool definition, machine definition and control definition files, all of them are based on XML which makesthem very customizable. The software hasgood documentation and tutorials. Like pro/man it has a steep learning curve.
The ability to manipulatethe workpiece viewport while the simulation/verification isin progressisavailable for the6.xxx and 7.xxx versions. I don't remember about 5.xxx.The current one is7.3.1.The ability tovisually select the collision marks in the workpieceviewport andto see the corresponding g-code line or APT line was there as long as I can remember - you need to have nc-reviewmodeenabledor do it via analysis->x/caliper->feature/history.