EuroMac and Solidworks?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by pete, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. pete

    pete Guest

    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?? :)
     
    pete, Oct 6, 2003
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  2. pete

    MM Guest

    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" <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?? :)
    >
    >
     
    MM, Oct 6, 2003
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  3. pete

    MM Guest

    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" <2s.com> wrote in message
    news:blsm8f$b51$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?? :)
    >
    >
     
    MM, Oct 6, 2003
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