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  • Not impressed with PC-DMIS

    During training in Elgin,IL the software had mutiple errors and the computors
    where locking up. The instructors repeatedly had problems making functions work!

    When I got back to the shop I started playing with PC-DMIS and as in class
    I had my PC locking up and some functions would not work.

    PC-DMIS for offline No-Cad programming is basically useless.

    Where's the Code programming training, screw programming from a Cad
    Model. Most Cad Models are not dimensionally up-to-date anyway!

    I can offline program a part program as fast (if not faster) in MeasureMax
    then can be done in PC-DMIS.

    Don't get me wrong, there are some excellent functions in PC-DMIS, it would
    be nice if the software as a whole worked, and would also target the offline Non-Cad programmer like myself.

    I think I'm going to drop PC-DMIS and go back to MeasureMax, a much easier
    software to use and it's error free!

    PC-DMIS v3.7

    Kenny

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    Welcome to the forum Kenny

    Don't hold back your feelings. Welcome to the nightmare

    Its not as bad as as your training....but it is fun.
    sigpic.....Its called golf because all the other 4 letter words were taken

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    • #3
      Blah MM is crap, pure crap.

      LOL, I think I know Kenny, oak creek.

      Enough said, PC-dmis is crap no doubt, but measuremax is way worse.
      I talk dirty to my cmm. Justn

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kenny View Post
        During training in Elgin,IL the software had mutiple errors and the computors
        where locking up. The instructors repeatedly had problems making functions work!

        When I got back to the shop I started playing with PC-DMIS and as in class
        I had my PC locking up and some functions would not work.


        PC-DMIS for offline No-Cad programming is basically useless.

        Where's the Code programming training, screw programming from a Cad
        Model. Most Cad Models are not dimensionally up-to-date anyway!


        I can offline program a part program as fast (if not faster) in MeasureMax
        then can be done in PC-DMIS.

        Don't get me wrong, there are some excellent functions in PC-DMIS, it would
        be nice if the software as a whole worked, and would also target the offline Non-Cad programmer like myself.

        I think I'm going to drop PC-DMIS and go back to MeasureMax, a much easier
        software to use and it's error free!

        PC-DMIS v3.7

        Kenny
        Is your computer powerfull enough? PC-DMIS is a resource hog?

        Did you buy the offline seat?

        That isn't the softwares fault, that is whoever is handling the cad model. As for training, did you ask questions about coding without cad?

        I think you had your mind made up before going. If you post some good examples of a problem, some of us may be able to help you.


        Keep an open mind before condemning something. (I never have cad)
        When in doubt, post code. A second set of eyes might see something you missed.
        sigpic

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        • #5
          MM is a Sheffield product now own by Heagon (Pc dmis). Most likly MM is in a maintance mode and not being developed. Will be puhed out by Pc-Dmis .
          Windows 7
          Pc-Dmis 2015
          Global Performance 7-10-7


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          • #6
            Crash city Fred....... crash city


            MM has not been supported for like 2 years
            I talk dirty to my cmm. Justn

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BSchwark View Post
              MM is a Sheffield product now own by Heagon (Pc dmis). Most likly MM is in a maintance mode and not being developed. Will be puhed out by Pc-Dmis .
              You are correct. No more development.
              <internet bumper sticker goes here>

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              • #8
                Originally posted by justncredible View Post
                Crash city Fred....... crash city
                Any kin to big city lights.....
                sigpic.....Its called golf because all the other 4 letter words were taken

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kenny View Post
                  PC-DMIS v3.7

                  Kenny
                  Are you using 3.7 Mr3 or just 3.7?

                  3.7 bad
                  3.7 Mr3 good
                  sigpic

                  B&S Global 544
                  Using 3.7mr3


                  Peace
                  Greg


                  Nothin left ta dew but :) :) :) !

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                  • #10
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                    Yes, we have a Offline Seat.

                    The offline training i've gone to had all the same (and more) problems
                    that the beginner training had.

                    The offline training still used a Cad model to develope your program.

                    Most of our customers do not have Cad models.

                    The programming i've done with PC-DMIS seemed to have way to many steps to accomplish the objective unlike MeasureMax and the PC lockups were
                    just erritating.

                    And yes, we have new PC's: Dell 3.0Gz, Duel Core, 2 gig Ram, 23" LCD.

                    I'll keep pluggin along.

                    Ken

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                    • #11
                      3.7 Mr2

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                      • #12
                        Zeiss is just so much better than the rest...........
                        I talk dirty to my cmm. Justn

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by justncredible View Post
                          Zeiss is just so much better than the rest...........
                          Something even better then zeiss........winning the lottery....
                          sigpic.....Its called golf because all the other 4 letter words were taken

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                          • #14
                            I like V3.7MR3 BETA.
                            If you are using XP have you downloaded the patch for the various GDI leaks MS introduced in its service pack? This helps the OS be a bit more stable. I run in "Best Performance Mode" which does not need this correction. Less pretty colors and themes but it works for me.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by justncredible View Post
                              Blah MM is crap, pure crap.

                              LOL, I think I know Kenny, oak creek.

                              Enough said, PC-dmis is crap no doubt, but measuremax is way worse.
                              Obviously your knowledge of MMax matches your knowledge of GR&R's
                              Last edited by cmmguy; 02-01-2007, 09:32 AM.
                              Links to my utilities for PCDMIS

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