- Nov 5, 2014
- Tampa area
Just to let you know the difference, on Featurecam's tombstone utility I could program one part, then launch the utility and load up 4 of the same parts on each of the sides of the tombstone exactly where I wanted. I could then sort all of the operations with a click of a button. I could organize hundreds of toolpaths by tool, or by face, or by feature and simulate it and adjust it right there on the tombstone page.
Now I could do the same thing in Mastercam, and it wouldn't be hard. But it would take me 10x longer and be a lot more tedious. And when you're programming horizontals every day it made a huge difference.
I'm not actually sure if the multiple fixture option Wheelie is talking about is the same thing, it's been years since I programmed a mill in featurecam.
I guess I am not understanding the difference? I am at home so nothing to screen shot, but I can as well program one part, select transform, then pick -
number of instances, rotation(s), work offset numbering, translate between points, or dynamic, by operation, by tool number, etc etc... ? I suppose it's not one single click, but sheesh it isn't rocket science either...