I am looking to incorporate Techsoft model support to our Creo/Windchill system. Has anyone had any experience using this software? If so how does it work for you/your company.
We are using it and I do recommend it. For me it is still a little premature to say if we highly recommend it or mildly recommend it. It does some things very well, and other things not so well. Overall though I would say it is good software.
I looked at many different software packages to do 3D Searching and according to our criteria this one was the winner. It was actually the winner without considering that it was actually significantly less less expensive then other similar software.
My recommendation is if you thinking about the software and one of these is a deal breaker, let them know. They actually improved the software in order to help win our business, and both them and we benefited from it.
Update on my MoS Review:
Can anyone comment (or show a video) of the integration with Windchill? I'm actually more interested in making this available to our tool room, either through Windchill or from some type of dedicated comparison page. When the tool room is sent a new part to build, they would like to easily be able to find other similar parts that they have built in the past so they don't have to start a new CNC program from scratch.
here is the link to our youtube channel:
The current video gives you an overview of the Integration.
Just send me a PN if you need additional information.
Thank you. Just out of curiosity, does the software provide the ability to find mirrors or something like 'mirror % match'?
yes, you will find mirrored parts as well, as they have the same geometric attributes than the original ones.
At the moment they are not marked as mirrored, but that`s already on our Roadmap.
Although we are not fully on the latest version of MoS yet, and so I cannot necessarily represent their latest capabilities, it has been a few years and want to update on some of their improvements. In summary, they have alleviated most of the previous negatives.
As before feel free to reply to me or PM me if you have any other questions.
I agree and in addition to @LawrenceS comments:
The software once installed and configured works well, it does take a little getting used to. The biggest negative for me is in the administration of it. It is clunky and not intuitive at all.
We have been using ModelSearch for around 9 months and have yet to take full advantage of it. Some of the engineers like it and use it, others ignore it.
you can check our Youtube channel.
We have a playlist there which show some of the functionalities:
Let me know if you need additional information.
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Our Engineers have experience and would be happy to provide a demonstration of the software. Do you think you're at that point yet or are you still exploring the benefits and capabilities?