Re: Case study HSMworks vs. Mastercam
- From: Joe788 <joemama788@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 14:28:37 -0800
On Nov 3, 4:11 pm, jon_banquer <jon_banq...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"correction, I dont program in solids in mastercam so I dont know how
good it is at anything using solids, especially chain selecting."
Suggest you fire up Mastercam X2 on your notebook and import a
SolidWorks model into Mastercam X2 and start chaining thesolidfor
toolpath. It should not take you very long to see how Mastercam X2 has
to be told what to chain. SolidWorks / HSMWorks never has to be told
what to chain! If you want a face you pick it. If you want anedgeyou
pick it. If you want a curve you pick it. In Mastercam X2 you must
tell Mastercam X2 what you want. Totally ridiculous and a waste of
"If mastercam solids cant differentiate between a face and anedge
than your point is valid. I just don't know myself."
See above! Then suggest you find Bill's posts about this. He just
posted about this in the last week or so. Before that he made his
position known on the e-mastercam forum. Do a search or ask and I will
find his posts on this subject for you.
San Diego, CAhttp://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/blog/2007/10/ptc-acquires-co.html#c...
Just for the heck of it, I fired up X2, opened a Solidworks .sldprt
file, and then made a toolpath around the contour of the solid.
It took one click to select the chain. I did not have to tell it if I
wanted to pick an edge or a face. I just moved the mouse over the
edge, and it highlighted the edge. I clicked once, and it selected the
Maybe you should try this on YOUR seat of Mastercam next time before
you make an ass out of yourself again.
JB: Wrong again.
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