what up all ? I am currently running surfcam V4 on a 3-axis VMC with a Heidenhain TNC 530. there is a few things i don't like about surfcam as with any package, mainly that it's slow to calculate was looking at Gibbs can anyone through any for's and against of the 2 ?
what does it do better ??
I assume since you are running the latest version of Surfcam that you also have a high powered workstation to deal with the graphics requirements. I am not speaking about the "minimum requirements" for the software - those are a joke and a poor one at that.
So, let me address that first as I am still surprised at the number of people who will drop 15K or more for CAM software and not spend a dime on their computing power.
Personally, I build a new workstation every 2-3 years in an effort to avoid that situation. However, while waiting for the cost of the I7 processors to drop for my next build, I crammed the max RAM into my system and updated the Vid card to a 1GB version. What a HUGE difference in performance.
The point is no matter whose software you are running, complex 3D profiles require a ton of calculations, so a faster workstation is always better.
I am with Jeff, I have tried a lot of different softwares and I like Gibbs the best. So for the software end of life, have your rep come in and show you on your parts the things that are an issue for you. Then you can make an intelligent decision.
The best thing is Gibbs have good POST. Maybe you havn't, but I can customize wonderful post for you, I guarantee you don't need change anything.
Good Post, Good Program: