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    Im looking at updateing my CMM. Its a Cordax 1808 MEA with the sheffield control. Im currently looking at PC-DMIS and would love any help I could get. Thanks

  • #2
    Welcome,

    I think you will find PC-DMIS a highly capable program but also highly annoying.

    I think you will find the users of the forum highly capable programers but also highly eccentric.

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    • #3
      If you remove the "I think" from each of Goodlucks statements you'll have the full truth

      TK
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      • #4

        Welcome,
        Yep it is good software, but maddening at times. Use ver 3.7MR3 or 4.1, don't bother to load any other they might try to give you. (Most likely they will give you a disc with 4.0, go to the Wilcox website and download 4.1).

        Eccentric? Us? Me? You better believe it!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wes Cisco

          Welcome,
          Yep it is good software, but maddening at times. Use ver 3.7MR3 or 4.1, don't bother to load any other they might try to give you. (Most likely they will give you a disc with 4.0, go to the Wilcox website and download 4.1).

          Eccentric? Us? Me? You better believe it!
          Is that ECCENTRIC or CONCENTRIC? I am more concentric myself.
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          Originally posted by AndersI
          I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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          • #6
            PC-DMIS is the cats meow. Just remember the SMA is a little steep, maybe you can work out a multi-year deal with them.
            sigpicSummer Time. Gotta Love it!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman
              Is that ECCENTRIC or CONCENTRIC? I am more concentric myself.

              i'm more asymmetric (side view only)



              Oh yeah....PC-DMIS....good stuff Maynard!
              Which one gets ridden today? MPH vs MPG..tough choice, both are FUN
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              Demon vintages 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 2009

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bob mappes
                i'm more asymmetric (side view only)



                Oh yeah....PC-DMIS....good stuff Maynard!
                Well, I was using a Z+ view and workplane for myself. If I use an X+ view and workplane, it is more, er, perpendicular.
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                Originally posted by AndersI
                I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                • #9
                  You will find that we have many multifaceted individuals who are willing to provide assistance on this board.

                  Some actually reside in another dimension. Many of us have become that way over time. This usually occurrs after repeatedly banging your head against objects that are harder than your head.

                  My short way of saying welcome !!

                  ZydecoPete
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                  • #10
                    I would definetly recommend PC-Dmis! Yes this software has it's faults but It is still the cream of the crop Crop in my opinion. The more I use other softwares the more I appreciate it. MSI is Ohio, specializes in Sheffield Cordax retrofits. They offer CMM-Manager software that doesn't require updating the control box. This will save you a lot of money up front but will probably require being updated in the future. This software is OK but it still doesn't compare to PC-Dmis. If the money is not an object I would go with the upgrade to PC-Dmis. If money is crucial to the decision you might want to look toware MSI. Again though I would definetly go with PC-Dmis if possible. If you have any questions PM me and I will be glad to assist.

                    Russ
                    I might not love my job, but I love the ones it feeds!

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                    • #11
                      If the machine is DCC, I would definitely go with PC-DMIS. If it is a manual CMM, I would not waist the money...

                      Just my 2 Cents
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                      Xcel 15-20-10 - PFXcel 7-6-5 - Merlin 11-11-7 - Romer Absolute 7525SI
                      PCDMIS 2012
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                      • #12
                        Any advice on what software is very easy to use on a manual? We are updating ours and several non-*** **** would have to use it.
                        Recently jumped from 3.5 Mr 2 CAD
                        to 2012 CAD++

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                        • #13
                          Welcome Edward... PC-DEMON is a great software and this is a great place to get information on about any of lifes little problems, software, beer, beer and sometimes even beer.
                          sigpic Eye Yam Sofa King We Todd It.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rangerboat72
                            If the machine is DCC, I would definitely go with PC-DMIS. If it is a manual CMM, I would not waist the money...

                            Just my 2 Cents

                            what Ranger said......except for the waste part
                            sigpiccall me "Plum Crazy"....but you only go around once!

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                            • #15
                              Smart start to ask here... Hope we hear more from you.

                              What all have said before. Tempramental, but very appealing....


                              Jan.
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                              PC-DMIS/NC 2010MR3; 15 December 2010; running on 18 machine tools.
                              Romer Infinite; PC-DMIS 2010 MR3; 15 December 2010.

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