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Instead of anyone wasting one moment of time on totally worthless article in Machine Design why not read a quality article that Machine Design has published? Machine Design is the only publication of it's kind to give any attention to the problem:
Note the software talked about in the Machine Design article has gotten poor reviews but it points the way towards the tools and interface that I believe is so badly needed. No doubt in my mind that most parametric / history based solid modeling systems suffer from this problem.
"Jon, I never forgot any of your postings about SDRC I made the wrong decision in spite of what you said. There have been a number of times that my Wife has told me to be careful in dealing with someone and after words says "I told you so". She earned the right to say it as well as you have earned the right to say I TOLD YOU SO. I made a decision that went against my better judgment and as usual it turned out poorly." .... Tom Brewer
"I do not purchase programs unless I know before hand that they are what I want and/ or need."... Tom Brewer who can't follow his own advice. See above.
Tom Brewer thinking he and his pals like Joe788 can play their Usenet staking games, lie on a repeated basis and suffer no consequences for doing so.
"I have shot myself in the foot, not an easy thing to do when it is in your mouth and your head is in your ass."... Tom Brewer admitting what he's often like.
Someone who has a proven track record of not being able to deal with or accept the kind of change that occurs in the cadcam market... now that's ignorant or should we say that's Tom Brewer.
Someone who doesn't live in San Diego yet insists there is no shortage of CNC machinists here... now that's ignorant or should we say that's Tom Brewer.
Someone who criticizes someone on SolidWorks but has never helped anyone with specific SolidWorks answers. Someone who is not able to answer any questions that "Vinny" had on master modeling or skeletal modeling. Someone who has never posted any models they have done... now that's ignorant or should we say that's Tom Brewer.
Tom Brewer's failure to understand who Matt Lombard really is.
Tom Brewer's unable to comprehend what's on the cover of the SolidWorks Bible:
"Whether you're a new, intermediate, ...."
Someone who can't understand more than a simple "I love it!" or "I hate it!" type of comment ... now that's ignorant or should we say that's Tom Brewer.
Tom Brewer implies that because you acknowledge that the $25 SolidWorks course covers subjects / topics that the $650 SolidWorks course didn't that you're now somehow an idiot and got screwed when you decided to purchase the $650 SolidWorks course.
Tom Brewer Writing About SmartCAM:
"I ended up paying a consultant $40.00 per hour for two weeks."
"FYI, when I said "Solid modeling" in reference to SmartCam it was tongue in cheek. What you could not see is that when I was typing that I was laughing to myself. Anyone that uses SmartCam and Solid Modeling in the same sentence cannot be taken seriously."
Recently Tom Brewer said SmartCAM had no user interface problems and yet the record shows Tom Brewer thinks SmartCAM does indeed have user interface problems:
"The only real problem that I run into is that the screen can get cluttered and it becomes difficult to pick and choose elements in Free Form. I just use the utility masking feature to hide what is in the way, that cures the problem but it does add work (I tried the snap filtering and snap options but for me it was not the best way), I have seen other packages that handle picking and choosing in better."
Tom Brewer thinks he's a SolidWorks expert. A SolidWorks expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
Which one of your many minds would that be Jonnie? Would it possibly be one of these:
firstname.lastname@example.org Topdownbydesign OS Noir Frank Booth, jr dominantjon Mr.X jbtech Clinton Upyers Haywood Jablowme Normand Blais email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org jon banquer email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Brian Winters Johnny Stevenson Joe789 J0e788 Former Heavy Industries Employee donl517 James Jessup firstname.lastname@example.org Troll Killer
"I'm sorry Jon, I still can't give you a direct answer to the question you have asked me for over week in alt.machines.cnc. BTW, Jon can you give me some advise on building engines that don't act like a live hand grenades? Perhaps I should have met with you a few weeks ago as I might have learned something but I'm too much of a pussy, as I have demonstrated time and time again with ten years worth of posts to Usenet... almost all of which stalk you, which is my way of worshiping you. I mean how else can the amount of time I spend stalking you be justified / explained. Thank you for letting me get this off my chest. It's time I got honest about it.