SolidCAM

For the first time SolidCAM looks to me like it's *finally* becoming a viable alternative. While still needing plenty of work, it seems like
SolidCAM is actually now headed in the right direction.
I looked at R11 and it was a mess. R12 looks much better.
Anyone know when the long awaited 64bit version might show up?
What is planned for SolidCAM 2009?
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA http://jonbanquer.blogspot.com /
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The Solidcam R12 product has some great user interface ideas and is less modal than any CADCAM product I've seen so far.
Solidcam does a great job of showing off their user interface with the video's they've done which can be viewed here:
www.solidcam.com
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA http://jonbanquer.blogspot.com /
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Can you explain why, since Solidcam runs inside a program that is "pure garbage" (your words Yoni), should anyone be interested in looking at it?
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On Oct 22, 5:14 am, snipped-for-privacy@rise.zzn.com wrote:

Solidcam has a user interface that is far less modal than Mastercam, Gibbscam, Smartcam, Surfcam, Featurecam, etc. and shows what other CAM companies should be doing / should have done already with their user interface. Modal interfaces kill productivity and suck the life and creativity out of someone using the product on a regular basis.
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA http://jonbanquer.blogspot.com /
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The Solidcam R12 product has some great user interface ideas and is less modal than any CADCAM product I've seen so far.
Solidcam does a great job of showing off their user interface with the video's they've done which can be viewed here:
www.solidcam.com
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA http://jonbanquer.blogspot.com /
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How many users of Mastercam, Surfcam, Featurecam, Gibbscam, Smartcam, etc. realize how modal these products are and how much better the Solidcam users interface really is? Solidcam's videos make it clear that you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to use toolpath verification. You also dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to regenerate your toolpath. When it comes to chaining geometry you can do this directly from a machining operations dialog box while its open instead of having to chain your geometry first and then define machining parameters. You can also modify or add chains while a machining operations dialog box is open. If your realize you didnt create the machining coordinate system you need while in a machining parameters dialog box you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box and then open the WCS View Manager Dialog box to create the machining coordinate system you need. This can be done right from the machining operations parameters dialog box.
Congratulations to SolidCAM for outstanding use of video that clearly shows where their product has major advantages and how their product works. No other CAM company comes close to what youre doing on your website with video.
http://www.solidcam.com/solidcam_professor_en,43120.html
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
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So you've *never* used it, correct?
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How many users of Mastercam, Surfcam, Featurecam, Gibbscam, Smartcam, etc. realize how modal these products are and how much better the Solidcam users interface really is? Solidcam's videos make it clear that you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to use toolpath verification. You also dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to regenerate your toolpath. When it comes to chaining geometry you can do this directly from a machining operations dialog box while its open instead of having to chain your geometry first and then define machining parameters. You can also modify or add chains while a machining operations dialog box is open. If your realize you didnt create the machining coordinate system you need while in a machining parameters dialog box you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box and then open the WCS View Manager Dialog box to create the machining coordinate system you need. This can be done right from the machining operations parameters dialog box.
Congratulations to SolidCAM for outstanding use of video that clearly shows where their product has major advantages and how their product works. No other CAM company comes close to what youre doing on your website with video.
http://www.solidcam.com/solidcam_professor_en,43120.html
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
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Have you, or have you not actually used the product you just spent the last 7 posts spamming about?
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How many users of Mastercam, Surfcam, Featurecam, Gibbscam, Smartcam, etc. realize how modal these products are and how much better the Solidcam users interface really is? Solidcam's videos make it clear that you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to use toolpath verification. You also dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box to regenerate your toolpath. When it comes to chaining geometry you can do this directly from a machining operations dialog box while its open instead of having to chain your geometry first and then define machining parameters. You can also modify or add chains while a machining operations dialog box is open. If your realize you didnt create the machining coordinate system you need while in a machining parameters dialog box you dont have to close the machining parameters dialog box and then open the WCS View Manager Dialog box to create the machining coordinate system you need. This can be done right from the machining operations parameters dialog box.
Congratulations to SolidCAM for outstanding use of video that clearly shows where their product has major advantages and how their product works. No other CAM company comes close to what youre doing on your website with video.
http://www.solidcam.com/solidcam_professor_en,43120.html
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
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I'm sure they're thrilled that some broke, insane, nobody, who can't afford, and doesn't use their product *finally* considers it a viable alternative!
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