My company is currently evaluating a number of SW-integrated CAM packages (we're using Edgecam at the moment - tired of the bugs, outdated and slow interface)
We've been looking at Solidcam and camworks as well, but I've really been blown away by HSMworks, with its speed, clean interface and stability. I've got a few questions or concerns however, and am hoping to get some feedback (still waiting to hear back from my var):
- - Are there any eventual plans to expand the tool library implementation to allow for workpiece material selection - as it stands now, it appears that I will need to keep separate libraries of largely similar tooling for each material type we machine - not a dealbreaker, but it would be nice to know something's on the roadmap to make this a bit more robust in the future.
- - 2-d rest contour machining - I realize this is available in the 3-d contouring interface, but I think it would be appropriate to have it for 2d as well.
- - Helical 2-d contouring - going around a profile in a continuous z-feed based on the stepdown, with leadin and out on first and last cut only.
Thanks, and again, fantastic product!