Originally Posted by lexiones
That is a bada** little turret lathe.
Where I work almost everyone does programming, setup and operation. But most of our orders are for 1-5 parts so we are responsible for everything from drawing to part.
We use gibbs mainly. If I were doing higher production I would prefer mastercam. But for low run 5 axis operation I love gibbs. It is really easy once you start using it.
I dont understand Gibbs. Here's a little test part I tried to put into Gibbs (made in Solidworks), but it's always on the wrong side! I've tried rotating it, tried moving origo but as you can see in the pic, Y is where Z should be. What am I doing wrong? The grid is suppoed to be on the top
Writing G-code by hand is much easier than this IMO, but I guess this will save you time when you learn it.