I've mentioned in the open Manufacturing forum that we'll be able to more openly discuss our issues and concerns in this forum. So to get started I'd like to mention what DS considers the four "drivers" to the NC development process. These points were discussed last week at the COE conference in Orlando at the DPC session with development manager Patrick Touron.
1. Machining with simulation, reduced machining time
2. Machining of multiaxis parts with easy to use operations
3. Reduced "in cut" time, reduced programming time
4. Enlarge and optimize machining processes
When thinking of enhancements Patrick made an interesting point, one everyone should think about.....
"Give me a problem, not a requirement".
He wants us to think about what our problems are, what we want to be able to do, but are having a hard time doing it. It sort of forces us to focus on the actual problem and not a "wish" list.
Also, we are planning to have a Webinar on R18/R19 new functionalities for all members who were unable to attend the conference.
For those of you who are requesting the R18/R19 PowerPoint that Patrick showed last week, I am awaiting his response on availability.
Stay tuned, more to come.