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software similar to woodwop for non-homag/weeke machine?3/13
is anyone aware of software LIKE woodwop (ease of use, no cad files to import) for programming NON homag or weeke machines? homag is working on a generic g-code post for woodwop 7.x but it's not done yet.
i don't know autocad or smartcam at all but i can do anything (and fast) in woodwop. i am looking for a machine generic woodwop should anything like it exist.
If you're fast in woodwop, you might just consider taking a week or two to learn another software suite. Woodwop is not easy to be effective with in my opinion (I only use it when I can't get my cabinet software to do it easily), so if you're good at that you'll be on fire with a real cad/cam application.
my love of woodwop is due to the ability to do massive variable sets that turn one program into anything i need.
i just don't see that ability in smartcam (our 'official' programmers use smartcam) but none of them can do what i do in woodwop without programming every option on its own.
can smartcam (or alphacam) do parametric programming as easily?
Can't say about Smartcam, but Alphacam does support parametric programming in the Advanced and Ultimate versions. I don't know much about it, but youtube has several videos. Search for Alphacam parametric sketcher.
i have a few verions of woodwop ,,will that do
I already have woodwop 5 and 7 but my company is getting a massive (24' bed!!!) new Anderson that promised us woodwop 7 with a working post and Homag is up to a year out on that software. Looking for either a temporary alternative or complete replacement that isn't smartcam and can handle parametric values with ease.
typically anderson gives out alphacam or mastercam with their machines,,,,
alphacam has a very nice post(being bias because i use alphacam alot)
mastercam also has a very nice post
congratz on the machine,,
Please give us a contact since I believe we have a solution for you guys. Especially when it comes to parametric values, taking the WoodWop files and generating NC Code for the Fanuc Controller (Anderson Machine).