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    I have a 2.0 HP California Air tools compressor...

    I have a 2.0 HP California Air tools compressor with the 30 gal tank and the air dryer. I've had it running for 18 months without an issue. Love that little guy!
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    Well, the first problem is that you are using G31...

    Well, the first problem is that you are using G31 to generate skip signal positions unnecessarily.

    Use 5021-5024 for current position and eliminate all that extra complexity. Just grab #5021 (X),...
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    I came around a long time to agreeing with you...

    I came around a long time to agreeing with you that the Autodesk DelCAM strategy was a real shit show and that you clearly got a bum deal.

    I also think that it is true, from the Autodesk...
  4. Shut up and take my money! I have a Dorian, it...

    Shut up and take my money!

    I have a Dorian, it is OK. Doesn't play well with Maritool set screw holders, and Dorian was a junky company to deal with when I bought it. Also, I like new toys.
  5. It is important to note that that is a part you...

    It is important to note that that is a part you could probably hand code if you wanted to. CAD/CAM would be faster, but nothing about that part is particularly complicated.

    But that part is...
  6. Agreed. Learning Haas is like learning SolidWorks...

    Agreed. Learning Haas is like learning SolidWorks - a solid environment that teaches you the basic concepts easily. Once you get that down, a lateral transition to another control is relatively...
  7. This is a solid point! Most folks in tech...

    This is a solid point!

    Most folks in tech school I've seen are younger, and they tend to have a high native technology aptitude, while the instructors are older and assume higher mechanical...
  8. Very little of what you say is relevant to the...

    Very little of what you say is relevant to the OP's needs. He needs to be familiar with the control that are most prevalent in the machine shops he will be seeking employment in. In the United...
  9. Yes and no. Anyone who is working with CNC...

    Yes and no. Anyone who is working with CNC machines professionally needs a good functional understanding of G code, even if you are rarely writing it directly. You should absolutely be able to knock...
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    Direct modeling is provided by the Parasolid...

    Direct modeling is provided by the Parasolid kernel. Like every function of Parasolid, it up to the CAD engineers to figure out how to implement the functionality.

    The easy way to tell MasterCAM...
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    Hey now! Don’t go tarnishing NX’s good name like...

    Hey now! Don’t go tarnishing NX’s good name like that!

    MasterCAM uses the Parasolid kernel, licensed from Siemens... but almost everything that isn’t Catia or Fusion uses the Parasolid kernel....
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    Why the hell would I want to spend a huge portion...

    Why the hell would I want to spend a huge portion of my time using tools that "it's not that great" and "I get my job done just fine?"

    If CADing up parts and throwing tool path on them is some...
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    If their modeling needs are pretty slim? Sure. If...

    If their modeling needs are pretty slim? Sure. If they are just importing solids from customers, MasterCAM's CAD can probably handle it.




    Well, that is the rub... now CAD/CAM makers tie...
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    SolidWorks + MasterCAM 3 axis is going to run you...

    SolidWorks + MasterCAM 3 axis is going to run you about $15,000, and about $2500 a year in maintenance. This is a known quantity. SolidWorks is easy to learn and MasterCAM is very well supported...
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    NX has technically always done subscriptions. You...

    NX has technically always done subscriptions. You could buy 3 month licenses from the VAR. Lots of big-scale NX users will temporarily grow a team for a project and then contract it once finished....
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    Narrator Voice: In 2025, SolidWorks moved to...

    Narrator Voice: In 2025, SolidWorks moved to subscription only.
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    I think two things are true: 1- Everyone's...

    I think two things are true:

    1- Everyone's number #1 complaint about Fusion (subscription) is going to be moot because everyone is moving towards subscription.

    2- Fusion is developing...
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    NX is pretty fucking amazing. I rushed into...

    NX is pretty fucking amazing. I rushed into buying it for the CAM side because it has some unique tricks up it's sleeve. I've fallen *hard* for the CAD side since though. Like all things NX, you want...
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    Siemens PLM is probably bigger than Autodesk, but...

    Siemens PLM is probably bigger than Autodesk, but not because of NX/SolidEdge... Teamcenter is absolutely f-ing massive, with the vast majority of F500 companies signing 8 figure annual contracts....
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    Pro/E is gone and is now Creo (just bought...

    Pro/E is gone and is now Creo (just bought OnShape). Aside from BMW, Creo has basically been hemorrhaging seats for a few years now and subsists on maintenance of long-term customers.

    I-DEAS...
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    In 10 years, all relevant CAD/CAM software will...

    In 10 years, all relevant CAD/CAM software will be subscription or will have committed to going that way.

    CAD/CAM is an outlier/laggard in all this. All of your corporate IT management, CRM, HR,...
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    Look, here is what I think Fusion is great for: ...

    Look, here is what I think Fusion is great for:

    1- Startups who need CAD/CAM to get their initial few products onto the market and start generating revenue. Unless you're business plan involves a...
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    The people who say that are not actually...

    The people who say that are not actually proficient in Fusion.

    I would call myself proficient in Fusion, SolidWorks/HSM Works, and probably a mid-level NX user, with some basic experience in...
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    Everyone NOT making maraging 350 cod pieces for...

    Everyone NOT making maraging 350 cod pieces for Space Force shuttle door gunners is doing hobby work.
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    Yes. I think we well established you're in a...

    Yes. I think we well established you're in a really big boy shop with key cards and auditors and probably even a fancy coffee machine and a microwave that some asshole hasn't nuked fish in...

    You...
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