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  1. #1
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    Recommended cam software.

    We are looking at buying a Nakamura-Tome NTY3-250. Currently we use Mastercam but we have heard there is better software for programming this machine. What do you all recommend? Thanks in advance for your time.

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    Re: Recommended cam software.

    Usually software you know how to use is preferable to a program you're going to need to learn. Doesn't MasterCAM have a post for that machine? What functions did you want that MasterCAM doesn't offer?
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    Re: Recommended cam software.

    Hi,
    if I could afford Mastercam I would have it, no questions. If you are unable to craft your own post then you might have to pay someone to do it for you.
    Typically $1500 which is still cheaper than any other creditable CAM software even if it has a matching post.

    Craig

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    Re: Recommended cam software.

    we use Mastercam but we have heard there is better software
    hy you should define " better " ...

    What do you all recommend?
    a quick start, is to take okuma conversational for pc, then auto-edit the program file to suit a double turret, double spindle machine

    If you are unable to craft your own post then you might have to pay someone to do it for you
    hy joe, is not needed to know how to edit postprocessors ... there are faster methods, as long as there is a file with generic g-code / kindly
    Ladyhawke - My Delirium, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bFO1SNRZg

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    Re: Recommended cam software.

    Esprit is probably the best solution for this type of machine. We've used it on our Integrex and now on our Okuma Multus. It is not cheap.
    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)

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