STOP the CAD/CAM
NOT every workpiece requires a complex and expensive CAD/CAM system ... nor a CAD/CAM programmer.
CAD/CAM was originally created for complex aircraft programming and is a DESIGN tool first and foremost. It was NEVER designed to be a PRIMARY G code generating tool.
If you are not designing ... DUMP the CAD ... KEEP the CAM with Kipware®.
WHY Shop Floor
95% of machine shops around the world spend every day in the creation of G code for simpler "everyday" workpieces ... not airfoils and dies. The Kipware® conversational approach allows novice programmers as well as experts to quickly and easily create these "everyday" G code CNC programs faster than any CAM program ... without the need for a CAD drawing nor CAD/CAM experience.
Kipware® software uses simple fill-in-the-blank forms to create powerful G code / CNC programs that include "best programming practice" outputs like
canned cycles, cutter compensation and more. The forms speak a machinist's language ... with terms and input fields that make sense reflecting our design by real chipmakers and machinists using real world shop floor experiences.
The CAD/CAM Model
VS. Shop Floor Programming