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    Default Cad cam for shop use

    Hello all,

    Thanks for entering my thread.

    We are looking for a low cost cad/cam software for shop use. The software features we need, drafting, 3D machining, translators for .stp. .igs, parasolid. If possible, the ability to work with native Unigraphics and Catia files. It will also have to be ITAR compliant.

    Thanks for your help,
    Randy

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    Please define 'low cost'.

    Fred

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    To my knowledge the requirement of working with native Unigraphics and Catia files precludes low budget, depending on your definition. You can get add-on translators for those for Mastercam.

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    Look at OneCnc I don't know what ITAR is, but it's a hell of a good cad cam package for the money. Call Patrick Mathews 909 931 7811 He gives the very best support I've ever seen for any cad cam package. He can answer all your questions, demo the software, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwild View Post
    Hello all,

    Thanks for entering my thread.

    We are looking for a low cost cad/cam software for shop use. The software features we need, drafting, 3D machining, translators for .stp. .igs, parasolid. If possible, the ability to work with native Unigraphics and Catia files. It will also have to be ITAR compliant.

    Thanks for your help,
    Randy
    Have you looked at NX CAM Express? I believe can work directly with NX and SE files. I have never quoted a seat though; best for you to contact a VAR for pricing.

    NX 11.0.2
    NX12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwan View Post
    Have you looked at NX CAM Express? I believe can work directly with NX and SE files. I have never quoted a seat though; best for you to contact a VAR for pricing.

    NX 11.0.2
    NX12
    Qwan do you use NX cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwild View Post
    Hello all,

    Thanks for entering my thread.

    We are looking for a low cost cad/cam software for shop use. The software features we need, drafting, 3D machining, translators for .stp. .igs, parasolid. If possible, the ability to work with native Unigraphics and Catia files. It will also have to be ITAR compliant.

    Thanks for your help,
    Randy
    What is your budget?
    Low cost, Unigraphics and Catia are never in the same sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtndew View Post
    Low cost, Unigraphics and Catia are never in the same sentence.
    That depends on where you buy your CD's

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    Thanks Greg, I will look into OneCNC.

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    Thanks for your post Qwan

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwild View Post
    ]We are looking for a low cost cad/cam software for shop use. The software features we need, drafting, 3D machining, translators for .stp. .igs, parasolid. If possible, the ability to work with native Unigraphics and Catia files. It will also have to be ITAR compliant.
    If you're swimming with the sort of fish who spit out NX and Catia files, who require ITAR compliance... why are you focused on buying cheap software?

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