On Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:20:56 -0600, F. George McDuffee
If you win the lottery, try Tebis.
Cost is only 80K per seat with $2k a 1/4 support.
For those that know, my son has been a CNC programmer for many years
now. He is now the lead programmer for his company's manufacturing
site with over 2000 employees there. he's now had three weeks training
with this software and about six months use. The stuff he can do is
Using this, they have made tremendous productivity increases. Both for
the programmer, and especially with machine time.
Many/most CAD packages make a correct part, but the code isn't optimum
for cycle time/part. And it takes a lot of programmer labor to produce
If you happen to work for a place that has 10,000s of hours per year
in machine time and several people programming CNC code, this package
might be for you.
I would say both. He runs a 5 axis CNC where prototype parts that will
later be cast or forged are made. He's shown me videos of parts made
in just a few hours that used to take days to run. This is not for
general use by other operators. Most of his work is for other
They also make a LOT of die tooling. He has family of parts codes
where he can say most of this is the same as a previous part and it
just uses everyting previously developed. he's also set up libraries
of drilled, bored, tappped holes, etc. Just define the locations and
it does all the tool steps needed and optimizes the order.
Apparently they are saving millions per year in machine time. This is
the only way US industry can stay ahead of the chinese low wage
If anybody is seriously interested, I'd give them my son's phone
number. I'm just repeating some of what I've heard.
The shop im at bought UG for those reasons. Years later the shop has 30-40
They are locked in, and its not the right product anymore.
But like I said, they are locked in for life.
This is the biggest problem facing American companies older than 10 years
How do thay jump from one wagon to another as time goes on.
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