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    Re: ZW3D 2019 is on the way

    OK on the way. Wow after many years you finally bit the bullet and added Volumill. Biggest advancement yet in ZW3D CAM since I knew VX/ZW so better very late than never. Remains to be seen how bug...
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    Source of wood routing

    I am not interested in owning a cnc router table but I would like to know how to find people who do this in Southern Middle Tennessee. Preferably in the Columbia, Pulaski, Lewisburg or Lawrenceburg...
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    Re: Autodesk killing more products

    I believe in choice. If someone wants to buy rental fine. If anyone thinks the web is secure and their IP is safe go there. If you don't have any confidentiality agreements in place with customers...
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    Re: Autodesk killing more products

    In the end just like pre cooked pre packaged meals that are convenient for the lazy it all costs more to arrive at the goal of being fed than cooking for yourself. I am going to guess that 75% or...
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    Autodesk killing more products

    Autodesk has announced that Artcam will end later this year. https://www.cadnauseam.com/2018/02/09/autodesk-kills-artcam-proves-subscription-is-terrible-for-customers/ will take you to Steve Johnsons...
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    Autodesk Kills Artcam

    Autodesk is ending Artcam later this year. Look for your life raft now if you were silly enough to subscribe....
  7. Re: Autodesk ArtCAM Standard Promotion | Limited Offer - 50% off a 1-Year Subscriptio

    Problem with ArtCam is that like all Autodesk Delcam products new customers are subscription only. You can't buy a perpetual seat anymore and you are held hostage by Autodesk to use your own...
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    Re: camworks - is it worth ?

    Automation in CAMWorks will consume endless hours of your time. The tech Data Base is full of useless tools and has no 3 flute and very few five flute end mills. Drill the same so from the start you...
  9. Poll: Re: What is the average hourly pay for cnc operators in your state

    For me the answer was self employment. Of course the VF4 cost about $90,000.00 and the TL-2 was a bit over $40,000.00. The 48" x 78" shop cost I don't know how much but took me years to get to this...
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    Re: HSMWorks thoughts

    I think HSM is the best thing out there for 3axis. I have had a seat of CAMWorks for SE and HSM at the same time (ST8 CW4SE and Inventor HSM 2016) and was able to directly compare Volumill to...
  11. Autodesk products to be subscription only.

    Delcam is of course owned by Autodesk now and this just out. Autodesk to go subscription-based only - CGPress

    Sad to say but it is looking like if you want to keep a permanent seat your time...
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    Yes 2013 Beta is out and it is pretty sad. 64 bit...

    Yes 2013 Beta is out and it is pretty sad. 64 bit is not there like it was supposed to be and now they say September. I doubt they will make that. Direct editing is still rudimentary at best. Sheet...
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    Mark, This is why I bought the VF4. I wanted...

    Mark,
    This is why I bought the VF4. I wanted the bigger table a 5 represented but the spindle nose to table was to much. There is an answer for that from Haas and they sell a table to put on your...
  14. Thread: Surfcam 6

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    They were figuring that V6 would be available for...

    They were figuring that V6 would be available for users to download 6-29-12. They also said that if your maintenance was current at some point in time in February you would be eligible for V6. Now I...
  15. Thread: Surfcam 6

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    Went to see V6 at the Barber Sports Museum...

    Went to see V6 at the Barber Sports Museum yesterday. Yes delete is still not there and when I asked about it I got some stupid answer, as the guy who is telling me this has his eyes rolling back in...
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    I know there are severe limits money can place on...

    I know there are severe limits money can place on your tools quality. I do think though that if you can get into a CAM program that works off of solids you will be far better off. Now if it is just...
  17. Geometric to integrate CAM with Solid Edge

    At the Solid Edge University 2012 in nashville this year Geometric was set up and was demoing a version in it's earliest stages of CAM integrated into Solid Edge. It looks at this time like Geometric...
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    Geometric integrates with Solid Edge

    Don't really have a category to put this in yet so I will post it here. At the Solid Edge University 2012 in nashville this year Geometric was set up and was demoing a version in it's earliest stages...
  19. Thread: ST5 next week

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    ST5 next week

    ST5 will be show cased in Nashville next week as the official launch of ST5. I was not a beta tester this year so idon't know what all is in it but people I talk to who do know are exicted. I also...
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    My vote is for the RS 232. What you may gain in...

    My vote is for the RS 232. What you may gain in minor convenience to have a cable free connection you lose in spades in capabilities. Predator CNC sells Grizzly cables configured to what you need and...
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    Warning, threading tool library gotcha

    Very FIRST part I cut on my new Haas VF4 had a 1/4 x 18 TPI tap. I program this part for the first time in 2012 as compared to V14.5 which was the last time I programed for this. 14.5 worked fine.
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    So was that a yes or no to being a VAR? Good...

    So was that a yes or no to being a VAR? Good VAR's are worth their weight in gold but they are up front about their affiliations to. Which company are you with and where are you located? Now I will...
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    Dan Micsa who was the creative genius behind...

    Dan Micsa who was the creative genius behind Quickmill in VX/ZW left the company in the early part of April. Practically speaking this means that all development for quickmill has come to an end. Dan...
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    So Brian why don't you tell us what your...

    So Brian why don't you tell us what your relationship with ZW is. Are you a VAR or do you work directly for them?
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    Thanks for replies all. Yes I know about...

    Thanks for replies all. Yes I know about software costs and have been accustomed to $3,000.00+ per year for some time. But in general maintenance seems to run 15 to 18% of the purchase price for...
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