- Jul 23, 2009
- Midwest usa
We currently use Esprit to program our Wire EDM (Mitsubishi RA90) but are looking to add a small 3-axis machining center (possibly a Haas) in the near future so I'm curious what suggestions you all have for software recommendations that would work for both operations. In the past I used FeatureCam to program our machining centers and really liked that software for both 2D and 3D programming, but that was over 10 years ago and I'm not sure what changes have been made since FeatureCam has been sold a couple of times since using it last. I looked on YouTube at some MasterCam demos, but it sure seems like it's not as powerful of a software.... which I realize could be the lack of knowledge of the person making the video. I've started reaching out to a couple of software companies to setup virtual demos but would appreciate your opinions since end users usually have a much better idea of how the programs work on the machines doing the cutting, not just the simulation.