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pete
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      10-06-2003
We brought Solidworks on the recommendation that Solidworks will convert or
export straight to our hole punching machine which uses the Euromac
software. reading the post about Solidworks or Solidedge, I am now wondering
whether the £3000 for the full version of EuroMac is going to be worthwhile?
There are mentions of "SW issues". Have we been lead up the garden path or
what? Has anyone had any dealings with these "issues"? We were told that we
could send the sheet metal parts drawings directly to the hole punching
machine without converting them.
I'm very new to this and would like any help available.

Do I smell a rat or roses?

You can't fix stupid!
Will Schumie and mini-Schumie become team mates next year?? :-)


 
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MM
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      10-06-2003
Pete,

Ok.. a little clarification

So, you use SW to design sheetmetal parts ??

Euromac is a "cam system" ??? or.........
A CNC punch "controller" with a graphical interface that accepts cad
geometry ????

You were told that this system could read SW drawing files directly without
conversion to DWG/DXF ??????

My guess is that unless they were very specific, they meant ACAD DWG or DXF.
I don't know of a single third party program that can read SW drawings
directly. Models yes, as monolithic solids. But not drawings, (to
complicated).

Regards

Mark



"pete" <(E-Mail Removed)2s.com> wrote in message
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> We brought Solidworks on the recommendation that Solidworks will convert

or
> export straight to our hole punching machine which uses the Euromac
> software. reading the post about Solidworks or Solidedge, I am now

wondering
> whether the £3000 for the full version of EuroMac is going to be

worthwhile?
> There are mentions of "SW issues". Have we been lead up the garden path or
> what? Has anyone had any dealings with these "issues"? We were told that

we
> could send the sheet metal parts drawings directly to the hole punching
> machine without converting them.
> I'm very new to this and would like any help available.
>
> Do I smell a rat or roses?
>
> You can't fix stupid!
> Will Schumie and mini-Schumie become team mates next year?? :-)
>
>



 
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MM
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      10-06-2003
Pete,

Here is what I got from the EuroMac site

"Customer generated DXF files or any other drawing format can be "converted"
into EUROMAC CNC code by external CAD-CAM packages, available from almost
any vendor for these products. This allows you to maintain your current
software solution of pick one which covers your future needs for
flexibility."

This is very poorly worded

I think what they mean is DXF. This is the standard of CNC punches.

you can convert a SW drawing to DXF with a single mouse click.

Regards

Mark

"pete" <(E-Mail Removed)2s.com> wrote in message
news:blsm8f$b51$(E-Mail Removed)2surf.net...
> We brought Solidworks on the recommendation that Solidworks will convert

or
> export straight to our hole punching machine which uses the Euromac
> software. reading the post about Solidworks or Solidedge, I am now

wondering
> whether the £3000 for the full version of EuroMac is going to be

worthwhile?
> There are mentions of "SW issues". Have we been lead up the garden path or
> what? Has anyone had any dealings with these "issues"? We were told that

we
> could send the sheet metal parts drawings directly to the hole punching
> machine without converting them.
> I'm very new to this and would like any help available.
>
> Do I smell a rat or roses?
>
> You can't fix stupid!
> Will Schumie and mini-Schumie become team mates next year?? :-)
>
>



 
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