Manufacturing Members Only

COE Administrator

Manufacturing Members Only
COE welcomes all to the new "members only" Manufacturing forum.
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.



COE Administrator

RE: Manufacturing Members Only
(in response to COE Administrator)
Samarinder,

If you have the part, send it to me and I can put some text to it to describe the problem. Tell me what kind of motion you would expect and how you would approach the problem. It looks like there is a circular and helical option for the sequential operation. I'm thinking of using the Profile Contouring operation using helical for a closed toolpath. That may work but I would have to try it. Often Jim B and I create PowerPoints to describe what the problem. DS usually responds quicker with that type of info. They also love videos. I've been using WebEx for video, the file size is much smaller than .avi.

Samarinder Singh

RE: Manufacturing Members Only
(in response to COE Administrator)
Mark,
I'll try to send you the video on this coming weekend along with sample catpart. Also I am using a 30days trial version of camtasia and it seems to produce lot smaller avi files as well.
Thanks

Jim Barkelew

RE: Manufacturing Members Only
(in response to COE Administrator)
Here is what I would do if I was the forum moderator, which I'm not.

First explain that this "members only" forum was created to facillitate a open discussion with DS developers where they can be reasonably assured that Pro/E, NX, MasterCAM, etc developers aren't look in. This is not a PACMAN forum, or Dave's forum, not mine or Mark's. It's for any COE member company's employee to bring up problems.

Second, no special format is needed, just posts explaining a problem, with exactly the issue causing the problem, any work-arounds. A proposed solution is optional because there may be one problem with 100 proposed solutions. If we are lucky the poster will get some feed-back from DS and narrow in on the real issue.

Third, I would move Samarinder's topic to a new thread. This is exactly the purpose of this forum, explain the problem, get some feedback from DS. Manufacturing people are abrasive, we can take it, and dish it out.

Fourth, I would delete Dave's second post for him and Samarinder's reply. No hard feelings. Lively exchanges are a part of an open forum and it's the moderator's job (not me!!!) to cut it off when necessary.

Also, in 32 years of NC I have never cut something like Samarinder describes so I'm curious to see the details.

Time to go home.

COE Administrator

RE: Manufacturing Members Only
(in response to COE Administrator)
yes on all Jim said.

I sent an e-mail to Mark S of Coe, about the unabiliy to delete my post in this room.
I hope to get it out tomorrow.

I Also mentioned the need for the standard forum stuff,edit, delete smilys, fonts, etc


bye

Richard Perlman

RE: Manufacturing Members Only
(in response to COE Administrator)
Jim and all - I scan every post and reply, and Marc does as well. Rarely there is something that is clearly taboo like certain words you don't want your kids to repeat, or personnel recruitment messages, or ads for cracked software. Marc and I remove them as quick as we spot them. But everyone has a different perspective on what is "acceptable", and without hearing someone's voice or seeing his facial expression, we can't tell if something is written in humor or anger. Additionally, we are happy that COE's forum is used by folks all over the world, so we should be careful of cultural sensitivities. Beneath all of the messages, we are all here because we care about getting our jobs done better. Lastly, some other forums require moderator to review messages before they appear, but our messages are visible to all, instantly.

So, as you suggest Jim, the responsibility belongs to each of us to keep the exchanges positive and helpful.