> I think the CAM market is so fragmented because compatibility isn't an
> issue. The output of the CAM software is the tool path used to generate
> the finished part and is very machine specific. The person using the
> package knows what machine it is going on and the output is used
> exclusively for that machine. Compare that to a modeling package. The
> output of the package could go any number of places: RP, production,
> analysis, graphics. Because the transfer mediums (iges, etc) are less than
> perfect it is advantageous to use what everyone else is using. Machine
> shops don't care what anyone else is using outside of their organization.
A very good point. As a Manufacturing Engineer a large concern of mine
is too have
one CAD/CAM system that will do ALL of the machining operations that I
will need to do.
The one thing that impressed me most about Anvil Express was that it has
gadgits in it's toolbox than any other system that I know of.
-- Greg Pettengill firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (602)375-2922 FAX (602)375-2642 http://www.indirect.com/www/greg_p/index.html
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