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pemmerich
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09/19/07 08:10 AM
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We are considering a move from AutoCAD to SolidWorks.  One major concern we have is being able to continue our use of Striker in our turret and laser programming.  Striker has said that some of their SolidWorks users have gone to FabCAD.  Does anyone have any experience with this software? 

Are there any other alternatives I can consider?

Thanks

Paul





Irish_knowhow
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09/21/07 12:52 AM
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Hi there, you shoulod try taking a look at WiCAM's PN4000 software, this is extremely powerful software wih many interfaces, they also have offices all over the world so check out your local provider. Whatever you need this software has the best chance to providing it.



watki21
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09/22/07 05:11 AM
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Striker is a SolidWorks Solution Partner so you should not have any problems.  SolidWorks would probably save out a 1:1 scale DXF File for use in striker.   SWX automates this - just select a flat face in a 3D View and you'll get a DXF file.  Your SolidWorks dealer should be able to show this to you.  SolidWorks also has huge libraries (this is the only reason people buy FabCAD - it is an AutoCAD add-in content library) - except in SWX case they are 3D.  Be careful that your Striker dealer doesn't have a buddy that sells FabCAD, or that your SolidWorks dealer doesn't sell something that competes with Striker - you'll get unhonest answers from both parties.  Test the interface yourself, get a DXF file out of SolidWorks and bring it into Striker, run the part, you'll see how easy it is.





bverboort
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10/15/07 07:32 AM
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You may want to consider Autodesk Inventor instead of SolidWorks. The systems are similar and Inventor can create associative, native DWG files to document the 3D models. This would allow you to continue using your current process.



michaelboggs
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03/20/08 08:05 AM
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Hey Paul,

Yes, we do see many of our SolidWorks customers implement FabCAD.  It's a stand alone solution that offers the same Striker functionality as our AutoCAD based FAB Professional.  It includes our PARTshare interface for both SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor.  If you'd like to see how it compares to your current product, we'll be happy to provide a web presentation for you or we can send you an evaluation version of FabCAD.  Just let me know how we can be of service.  Thanks.

Michael Boggs
Striker Systems





crwillis1
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03/25/08 06:50 AM
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Hi Paul,

 

I also wanted to make you aware of a SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner product that is available as well and it is a product called SolidNEST. It is based on technology available from an industry leading product called Sigmanest from SigmaTEK Systems. You can check us out at www.solidnest.com and we would be more than willing to show you the product and show you how it would benefit you as you transition to SW.

 

Best regards, Chuck

 

Chuck WIllis

SolidNEST Group Manager 






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