Hi Fellow NC programmers,
Please find this year’s top ten.
I provide this well enough in advance, so COE members can give feedback, and all the topics are understood by Dassault, so they can respond at the COE annual conference. Sometimes the response is not understood, or need more info.. and we don’t want that to happen at the conference.
This year is critical…. in my humble opinion … for DS to deliver meaningful NC enhancements. Many users confide in me, and have posted on this COE Forum…. frustration about little or nothing for V5, and critical requirements are unanswered. Philippe Girodengo and Bruno Tacci answered the premature funeral of V5 well, with the latest Ask the expert Webinar. V5-6R2015 has some valuable enhancements for V5
Goals for the next 12 months: What will make a difference daily?
What COE leadership has always tried to with the top ten…. Is to suggest to Dassault what they should be working on NOW. We have all the enhancements COE members have brought up on the forum in a spread sheet, and to focus on the ones most urgent….is actually easier than one might think. All you need to do is program, and keep track of where you feel you lose the most time in areas where a change in the GUI will make the most difference.
The Next Big Thing.
While we emphasize on Small But Important topics this year, COE is challenged to provide ideas that are substantial. We hope to achieve that with Top Ten #1 improper cutting methods detection. Please take a look.
Quantity is very important
There is a very popular book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus……. that has an interesting lesson about relationships. As the lesson goes, if a husband buys his wife a new luxury car, he gets one point. If he brings home roses, he gets the same one point. Now…..If he brings home roses once a week, he gets 52 points. So the husband may think an new Mercedes will return happiness and appreciation for 365 days, but the weekly roses will actually keep the wife happy day in and day out.
Dave Frank * Aerospace Dynamics International, Valencia, Ca
5-Axis CNC Programmer
COE Product Co-Chairman, Digital Numerical Control