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  #91  
Old Tue 02 March 2010, 11:06
normand blais
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montreal
Canada
Same as Alibre Solidworks joint Mecsoft for cam plugin .It is the same cam as Rhinocam


http://www.visualmillforsolidworks.com/
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  #92  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 10:25
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
United States of America
Artcam all in one solution?

So check my thinking here please, Buy artcam this covers all my design needs then get Mach 3 to run the machine.. No other software needed at this point correct?
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  #93  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 10:33
riesvantwisk
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Quito
Ecuador
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Mojo,

I don't think that Artcam is a all-in-one solution for everybody. The software you need depends on your actual needs. May be you can explain first what your needs are?
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  #94  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 12:07
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
United States of America
Well the question wasn't really about wether artcam is the right software from a design aspect, but wether or not that's all I need in regards to taking a design from a program (artcam) to the machine (Mach 3) to final product. Do I need anything to translate from artcam to Mach 3? Do I need something else for say tool path (I believe artcam does tool path) thank 
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  #95  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 12:51
danilom
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Novi Sad
Serbia
Artcam can generate toolpath out of vectors or relief and with postprocessor which it has you can export it as gcode for Mach3.
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  #96  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 12:58
Mojo
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Bisbee, AZ
United States of America
Thak you
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  #97  
Old Wed 25 August 2010, 13:45
riesvantwisk
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Quito
Ecuador
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Mojo,

in that case, Artcam can generate the G-Code for you...
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  #98  
Old Sat 28 August 2010, 19:14
ger21
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Detroit, MI
United States of America
However, depending on what you're doing, you may be spending 10 times more than you need to by going with ArtCAM.
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  #99  
Old Sat 28 August 2010, 20:56
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Ger, just about everyone I know has been offered a free illegal copy of ArtCAM somewhere along the line and I suspect this is the reason that we have so many newbie questions about ArtCAM. Folk want to know if it is worthwhile investing the time for the learning curve assuming that they are not actually going to be spending any dollars.
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  #100  
Old Sat 28 August 2010, 23:45
sailfl
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Winter Park, FL
United States of America
If you get a software package for free, you have to think about if you invest your time learning it, what are you going to do 5 years down stream when you want to upgrade and the package cost even more. I think it is important to buy your CAM software and that is what makes the Vectric products good. They are very capable and are reasonable priced.
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  #101  
Old Sun 29 August 2010, 06:52
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...I can just say, I like the feeling of owning my software and being able to call the manufacturer for support when I need it.
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  #102  
Old Sun 29 August 2010, 08:36
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Sean the only thing I hate about that is if there is a dongle involved you have to look after it like gold don`t lose it or get it stollen then you are as one can say f...
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  #103  
Old Mon 30 August 2010, 07:44
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Hennie, I have felt that pain!
Couldn't agree more.
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  #104  
Old Mon 30 August 2010, 11:36
hennie
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Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
I have downloaded rhinoceros 4 evaluation and I must say I think I might just get the licence.I have designed my go-kart suspention and modefied the body with it and it is only two weeks that I have been playing with it.Quite easy to work with.
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  #105  
Old Mon 30 August 2010, 11:48
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Hennie,
If you purchase Rhino4, then get the RhinoCAM & 4th axis module(if you need it) - you can pretty much tool anything you want.

Works exceptionally well.
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  #106  
Old Tue 31 August 2010, 06:42
normand blais
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montreal
Canada
Check post 56 for a better price on rhino and rhinocam

Last edited by Gerald D; Tue 31 August 2010 at 10:33.. Reason: added hyperlink
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  #107  
Old Sat 12 May 2012, 17:47
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Hi all.

I have no background with CAD and i am trying to decide for a software.

It is for my waterjet project. ( CAM software to use will be Sheetcam)

Is there a suggestion for a friendly and tested 2D CAD software.

Thanks
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  #108  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 02:13
danilom
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Novi Sad
Serbia
You can use DraftSight from Dassault its free

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/overview/
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  #109  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 11:29
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/Tur...6/Default.aspx

TurboCad for drafting. This version is almost identical to AutoCad Lite

Affordable
Well Tested
Well supported

Then for converting to 2d cut profiles......

http://www.vectric.com/WebSite/Vectr.../c2d_index.htm

Affordable
Well Tested
Well supported

Last edited by smreish; Sun 13 May 2012 at 11:32..
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  #110  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 11:42
Axel1966
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Paris
France
+1 for Vectric products, It's brilliant ! Intuitive with a good preview abilities.
I tested Aspire (which contains Cut2D features, and more).
Cut2D doesn't have a lot of features, but it's a nice and affordable software.
Cut2D does well what's meant to do.
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  #111  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 11:44
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Hi Sean.

I read some days ago about 2D CUT, and understud it is a CAM software

Does it have CAD capabilities. ??

Thanks
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  #112  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 11:47
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Hi Axel.

Just to read your comment.

What about 2D CUT CAD capabilities. ??
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  #113  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 12:07
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Hi Danilo.

I downloaded draftsight this morning.

Thanks
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  #114  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 12:15
smreish
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Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Guillermo,
The links were for 2 solutions:

Cad = TurboCAD
CAM = Cut2D or any of the Vectric products
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  #115  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 12:19
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
Ok Seam

Let me take a look.

Thanks
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  #116  
Old Sun 13 May 2012, 18:52
Guillermo
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Puerto Ordaz
Venezuela
└xel and Sean

Downloded the 2D Cut trial version and you are right.

It is a very friendly software and it alone have the drawing capabilities

needed for the job.

Thanks
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