we recently purchased the complete machining licence for ProE. We sent our users to training and came back very disappointed as they said
"WE have NEVER seen another CAM software without canned cycles"
I am not a CAM expert and rely on my users. However, this situation has created a misconfidence in using ProE for CAM.
The other areas such as milling are find but the users focus on this aspects.
We are using WF4M150.
I take our company is not the only one using Complete Machining (we also have production machnining too) and canned cycles must also be a concerned for other users.
Our consultants seem to be helpless in providing us with a solution which will provide us with canned cycles.
Is that just a mental representation and indeed, it is not needed, just nice to have, is it really a missing feature.
I would like to hear from your experience, what you think of this situation and how you by-pass this lack of "critical" feature as some of our users say.
thank you for your quick reply. Sorry, I should have mentioned it. They are concerned with lathe canned cycles.
They claim that this features does not exist, which was confirmed by PTC, I believe.
I am therefore wondering how do other do. Can this be a show stoper, is it just a cosmetic feature etc.. etc..
What is the Advanced Manufacturing Training PJL? Is that a link on PTC website?
The canned cycles and most anything will have to have the post customized for that.
This is the website for Gpost which ProE uses for the post product inside Pro. http://www.austinnc.com/gpost.html
Do you have a sample Gcode file on what you would like to get out of the CAM system that has been use to produce a part already?