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    Look at Rhino. It's used extensively in the...

    Look at Rhino. It's used extensively in the jewellery business.
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    I don't know what you're talking about. wink wink.

    I don't know what you're talking about. wink wink.
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    Not in our case. The cores are disabled with an...

    Not in our case. The cores are disabled with an annual license code. Don't pay maintenance, the code disables multiple core usage. Pay it, the code enables it.
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    I hadn't heard of that either, until we tried to...

    I hadn't heard of that either, until we tried to drop the maintenance. I knew that we were giving up multiple windows open at once, but it blindsided us when one window took way longer to process. It...
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    Like I mentioned above, accessing old files for...

    Like I mentioned above, accessing old files for completed jobs is not a major factor for us. You know what I don't like? If we stop paying maintenance on a certain product we own (that I won't...
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    Maybe our scenario is different. We don't do...

    Maybe our scenario is different. We don't do production runs that require us to revisit the same files over and over. We do about 70,000 unique details per year, and once that job is cut, those files...
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    Take a look at Eureka as well. CNC simulation...

    Take a look at Eureka as well.

    CNC simulation software | NC and G code simulator, robot programming

    If this interests you, contact Lemoine Technologies, as they are a reseller, but they also...
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    We have Fusion 360 for programming our Okuma...

    We have Fusion 360 for programming our Okuma mill/turn. I have to say the support has been exceptional, both from Autodesk directly and from our reseller.
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    Couldn't that be said for any product? If I...

    Couldn't that be said for any product? If I walked away from WorkNC I couldn't access my WorkNC files.

    I don't know if it makes sense to avoid a product because of what might happen someday. I'm...
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    A good question was raised here. Why couldn't you...

    A good question was raised here. Why couldn't you have one Autodesk account for the machine, with two shifts using the same account? For example, if we have two shifts at the Doosan, call the account...
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    Not sure if this is going to be helpful, but we...

    Not sure if this is going to be helpful, but we have 3 Doosans. I don't have a single complaint. I believe they come with a 3 year warranty, but if our experience is typical you won't even use it....
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    I can't speak directly about your machines, but...

    I can't speak directly about your machines, but on our Hermle machines with Heidenhain controllers there is a function to adjust the kinematics of the machine so that the controller calculates...
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    We struggle frequently with updating Esprit. Now...

    We struggle frequently with updating Esprit. Now we just have the reseller come in and do it. We pay maintenance, might as well get something out of it.
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    There's WorkNC that you could consider too. We've...

    There's WorkNC that you could consider too. We've been using it for 25 years, and although I can't speak specifically about impeller blades, I do know that it's got 3 specific paths just for...
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    That was the going rate back a few years ago. The...

    That was the going rate back a few years ago. The only software we had to pay for a post was for our mill/turn. I'd mention the software, but then I'd get another e-mail asking me to stop ripping on...
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    Thanks for the responses. I'm speaking strictly...

    Thanks for the responses. I'm speaking strictly about subscription products, so I guess I'm really asking specifically about Autodesk. Maybe the default posts can be altered by the user? That's what...
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    Subscription CAM software question

    When you have a subscription for something like PowerMill, are the posts included in the subscription price? Or are there extra charges to provide posts?

    Just curious, because I know that some CAM...
  18. I don't think you know what you're asking for. A...

    I don't think you know what you're asking for. A post-processor works in conjunction with CAM software. It converts the pretty lines you see on the screen into code custom tailored to your specific...
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    We used to resist the idea of verification too....

    We used to resist the idea of verification too. For a long time. I had a demo of Vericut, and that just reinforced the resistance as it was too much effort. But flash forward to today, and we are...
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    This topic comes up frequently. Do a search and...

    This topic comes up frequently. Do a search and you will find endless discussions, and they all evolve to the same thing. Everyone throws what they use out there as the best. But best at what? If...
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    We looked seriously at Camplete, and I even...

    We looked seriously at Camplete, and I even toured their home office and production facility a few years back. There is a lot of accurate information in this thread. Camplete is a post, and a...
  22. Yes, Rhino 6 has a plug-in called Grasshopper...

    Yes, Rhino 6 has a plug-in called Grasshopper included at no extra charge. People use it for this kind of work all the time.

    I believe the retail price of Rhino 6 is still under $1000.
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    I agree (but not necessarily about Vericut). You...

    I agree (but not necessarily about Vericut). You need a program to read back your posted code and show you what's really going to happen. The simulation in your CAM software doesn't read posted code,...
  24. Whatever you decide, I would suggest having your...

    Whatever you decide, I would suggest having your part cut on your machine with the demo software before purchasing. If the software vendor won't/can't do it, then walk away.
  25. RhinoCAM has come a long way the last few years....

    RhinoCAM has come a long way the last few years. I've been watching it, and doing demos since it came out. But I didn't consider it mature enough until 2017. It does a nice job. But to be 100%...
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