It's not like Joe 788 can help it any longer. He's in debt up to his
eyeballs / leveraged out to the max and bankruptcy is imminent. With
this kind of staggering debt load and a moronic business plan to start
with, is it any wonder he's turned into a drooling moron.
San Diego, CA
Moronic business plan? Can you elaborate on that? Care to explain what
you think my "business plan" is? I can tell you one thing, it's
definitely not: "Buy a bunch of obsolete junk and try to sell it on
newsgroups." You've got that one covered already.
Yes. It's been one a looong time. Back in the "old days" if one didn't
make every single tiny bit of data "associative" they were considered a
hack. Those days are (thankfully) long gone. The system is more than
stable to handle multiple types of data as well as multiple solids
within the same part file (something many other systems didn't like).
It depended on who you worked for and what system they had so while
what Bill Triffet writes above is bullshit it pales in comparison to
the claims that a loser and a liar like Cliffy Huprich has made and
posted on for years... that full associativity is a must.
Recently someone posted how nice the Hurco conversational programming
is and once again Cliffy Huprich showed he has zero recent (the last
25 years) machining job shop experience by knocking a system that does
nothing but save time and continues to get more and more innovative...
I've posted about the benefits of Hurco Winmax for *many years*.
It never fails to amaze me how many idiots the machine shop business
seems to attract. Luckily more and more of these idiots are being
forced out, retire or are being driven into bankruptcy everyday so
they can post on Usenet and show how little they know.
Those days are (thankfully) long gone. The system is more than
Mastercam X4 still can't handle a disjoint solids and I don't believe
a piece of crap like Gibbscam Solid Surfacer can either. I'd bet that
Mastercam X5 when it comes out will solve this problem.
San Diego, CA
Here's how it works, you get a job somewhere and make whatever they have
NX5 is the best system Iv'e ever ran, but if i was running mastercam X3
I'd be saying the same damn thing. You zoom in on it's faults. Try zooming
in on it's strengths, no matter what it is.
When your a baseball player, and you get traded to a shitty team, it's just
temporary. that team has it's own strengths that need exploited and its own
weaknesses that need overcome. Be the ball player. Whatever you have is the
best, even if it's mastercam 9.1!
When people say it won't do something...be a "toolmaker" and make it work.
That's what a "toolmaker" is, no matter what the problem, a toolmaker can
make the tools needed out of whatever he has at his disposal.
Try acting like mcguyver instead of henny youngman.
You should be afraid to proclaim what a cam system "cant do". Someone knows
how, you can bet your uber high paycheck on it.
The glass isnt half full or half empty, it was designed twice as big as it
should of been. Too many emotions in your reviews.
There's 6 variables in the lottery and your never gonna win.
There's thousands in a cam system?
The next time you read how something cant be done in mastercam...find out
how it can be done? Pretend you were born a generation or two ago.
Jon, do you think anybody, anywhere, actually thinks you know more
about ANYTHING, than Bill? Seriously?
Hmm, the guy who was at top the machining department of a near billion
dollar company, with a million square feet of shop space, 1000+ FMS
pallets, and now programs simultaneous 5 axis parts with UG........
Or the nomadic CNC operator who works in a faux "machine shop"
consisting of a few worn out tool dropping verticals, who has never
actually used UG, but has only watched videos on it?
I'll pick the former.
I ran into an old (Korea) Jarhead the other day, has a couple Haas VMC's in
his garage that he runs when he wants to.
We traded salutations, his years, mine, DI's all the usual, then he asked
"Last guy off the bus get his ass kicked?"
My reply was "Aye Top, and good too."
There used to be a lot more to it than the little yellow feet.
How many people remember "the board of education"?
Things are progressing fast in the solid state department. Check out my new
toy - 720x480 at 30 fps. http://www.vio-pov.com/products/pov_15.php
Machining related content: I mounted the lens on a pair of ear muffs, using a
short piece of Click-Lock coolant line ;)
I know you're in the mold world now but... it's a new module coming for
NX for us turbo machine guys. Rough and finish with split blade options.
Hopefully I will be testing it soon. It's much like Delcams' dedicated
multi-blade impeller ($25k) add-on module from what I've seen. Should
take a big bite out of my programming time. : )
Oh boy... a couple big 5ax Sunstrand Omni mills (retrofits), a big old
SNK horz 5ax, couple old Cinci 5ax (acromatic 950's), old Rigid 2
spindle 5ax blisk machines, a few old Bosto 5ax single spindles, and a
few Bosto 4ax - 4 spindles, old Mori 3ax mill, and now... 3 brand new
OLD Rigid 3 spindle 5ax machines. Except for the big ones, all the other
machines are really designed for blade, blisk, and impeller machining.
All our machines except the newer Hermles are 15+ years old.
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