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  1. Question; if you have Tool Center Point Control...

    Question; if you have Tool Center Point Control (Version II no less!), what is the Inverse Time Feed for?

    Also, interesting that Okuma is now putting glass scales all around, I remember that being...
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    Honestly, the only problem is that Sandvik is not...

    Honestly, the only problem is that Sandvik is not a software company. Yes, any enterprise the size of Sandvik has software people in it to keep up the pipes, but do they really understand how...
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    Part of our intrinsic disagreement is that of...

    Part of our intrinsic disagreement is that of perspective of who the buyer of the software is. I'm primarily looking at it from a startup/small-business perspective where capital is limited, revenue...
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    The holdup is primarily regulatory. The DOD...

    The holdup is primarily regulatory. The DOD decided early last year that cloud storage or encrypted data did not constitute "exporting." Then a month later, COVID hit and I think it screwed up the...
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    Accusations of argumentative subterfuge on my...

    Accusations of argumentative subterfuge on my part have little basis when you won't answer to the most basic premise that underpins the Perpetual argument:

    What business has all this valuable CAM...
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    It is an apt argument within the intended...

    It is an apt argument within the intended context. Any small business needs to smartly allocate capital for the best ROI, and control for risk. If you are starting a machine shop, software is your...
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    Because if I can't sell it, I don't fucking own...

    Because if I can't sell it, I don't fucking own it!

    I bought the Robodrill for $26k... and sold it 22 months later for $24k.

    The $26k I paid for NX was in exchange for a license, and that...
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    The average customer for CAD/CAM software is not...

    The average customer for CAD/CAM software is not posting to this forum, no.

    Mostly because the overwhelming majority of CAD/CAM users are not the ones who paid for their software. As a group, we...
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    Back in the day when Autodesk bought HSM Works, I...

    Back in the day when Autodesk bought HSM Works, I thought it was great news! I was just getting into this game, and there was no flipping way I could hemorrhage $10k for a seat of HSM Works. Within a...
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    ITAR is obviously something Autodesk will be...

    ITAR is obviously something Autodesk will be addressing. EVERYONE mentions it, it isn't like a big secret they don't understand.

    I use NX (latest version, on continuous release) every day and I...
  11. Nothing like investing in software that is...

    Nothing like investing in software that is already dead and living on borrowed time.
  12. The ship was *probably* designed in NX, as they...

    The ship was *probably* designed in NX, as they have a majority of the market share for that industry these days. I've also gotten some happenstance training on large assembly management in NX as...
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    That is 100% what they are doing, and I don't...

    That is 100% what they are doing, and I don't understand how it is so confusing because the project to compete against NX is called Fusion 360.

    And they are probably going to pull it off. They've...
  14. Thread: Fanuc IHMI

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    I can't speak to Doosan or Makino or any of the...

    I can't speak to Doosan or Makino or any of the other OEMs who skin the iHMI, the machines I work with are Robodrills, so as factory Fanuc as you can possibly get. Here are some more detailed notes:...
  15. Thread: Fanuc IHMI

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    It is nice looking if you are an operator/cycle...

    It is nice looking if you are an operator/cycle start monkey. If you need to actually do anything meaningful with the control, you quickly leave iHMI land and are back in old-school Fanuc. They...
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    These things are *very* robust in Z bumps. It is...

    These things are *very* robust in Z bumps. It is when they have X/Y crashes where the BT30 horror stories come from.

    You likely did bunger up the encoder position a little, but it would be...
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    Those values are super weird. Like they may have...

    Those values are super weird. Like they may have been fat-fingered in there long ago and ignored.

    They probably didn't do anything - I'm rusty on this as I've never needed to use External Offsets,...
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    Q-Mark Probe Styli | Styli That Work With All...

    Q-Mark Probe Styli | Styli That Work With All Probe Systems — Q-Mark Manufacturing Inc.

    Have you tried Q-Mark?
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    This is not my usual jam, but I would urge you to...

    This is not my usual jam, but I would urge you to write a business plan. It doesn't need to be a formal one written in bozo management lingo, but it is important that you figure out:

    1- Who are...
  20. Primarily for setup and in-machine inspection....

    Primarily for setup and in-machine inspection. Right now, we have this convoluted solution of having a bunch of (almost) single-line programs in the top level directory for doing individual probing...
  21. The G/M Code in MDI function simply does not...

    The G/M Code in MDI function simply does not work. The feature parameters and setup options have been in the C-00 since V7 of the firmware (or even earlier, but at least that far back), and nobody...
  22. Thread: Hello Again

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    Why do I want to touch G-code after it has been...

    Why do I want to touch G-code after it has been posted?
  23. Part sales for Brother machines would be a really...

    Part sales for Brother machines would be a really shitty business to be in. Like the old Maytag repairman ads.
  24. Ahh... the M140X1. Before I go on here, let me...

    Ahh... the M140X1. Before I go on here, let me say that an M200/M300 will probably replace my S700X1 someday as my primary production machine for small parts and prototype work. These machines are...
  25. Wait, didn't your Blum or Metrol come with the...

    Wait, didn't your Blum or Metrol come with the little air-blast pipe and a solenoid valve to wire into the machine? Mine did.

    It works very well. I had to re-tune the macros to stop wasting time....
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