>up because it's user interface will never attract new users who
>expect / demand an easier to user interface,
it can and can't do.
Show me a CAM program that is faster or easier to program a family of
parts than SmartCAM. Here are two videos I made. In these two videos
is SmartCAM V15.5, creating two different dash numbers for a family of
parts using a tabulated drawing. In the videos I am creating two new
machine programs in real time. It generates good g-code for any
material any machine* and it only takes a few seconds.
Prompts operator for two inputs, run mode and what dash number (family
size number) then creates the program.
Simi-automatic, It is for instances where someone wants to order a
modified part. In this case customer wants different drill diameter.
Notice from the operator input it automatically updated the job plan
(tool diameter) and used the correct drill. SmartCAM prompts user for
data while giving standard tabulated drawing dimension for that dash
number, the user can change or accept by hitting enter or change it by
inputting a new value as I did for drill diameter "A".
The advantage being I don't need to update and/or track tens of
thousands of legacy programs, after a program is used it is deleted.
This way in case tabulated drawing change, advancements in tooling and
machinery come along all I need do is edit ONE program for each family
of parts rather than tens of thousands of legacy programs.
* that I have a code generator for