With all the positive feedback about OneCNC, I can't help but wonder how it compares to WorkNC (which we have been using for 12 years). I came up with a list of, what I feel are necessities in CAM software. How does OneCNC measure up (if a 30 day demo was possible I wouldn't be asking this here )
Here it goes:
1) Does OneCNC have a tool library that contains a variety of parameters for that tool (speeds feeds, step-overs and step-downs etc)?
2) Does OneCNC have the ability to edit toolpaths with windows or closed curves? In other words, can I window on a toolpath and delete what is in the window?
3) Can you work while the path is crunching or do you have to wait?
4) Can you isolate areas and re-order without re-processing?
5) Does OneCNC have automatic rest model machining (actually I'm pretty sure it doesn't, but I'll ask anyway)
6) Does OneCNC have user-friendly post-processor?
7) Does OneCNC have the ability to easily create a view normal to a surface for multi-axis positional toolpaths?
8) Does OneCNC have a 3d stock model (updates from any angled cut)?
9) Does OneCNC have the ability to save toolpaths and load them when appropriate (sequences)?
10) Does OneCNC have climb and conventional options for all toolpaths?
11) Does OneCNC have mirroring capability (preferably after editing so as to preserve edits)?
12) Does OneCNC have editing without having to re-calculate your entire path (sort of related to question 2 and 4)
13) Is OneCNC able to generate some sort of documentation for the machine operators?
14) Does OneCNC have a holder library and do reliable collision checking?
15) Can OneCNC do batch processing (for example, run paths at night)?
16) Does OneCNC have the ability to engrave with step-downs?
17) Does OneCNC have decent machine simulation with user configurable machines?
18)Does OneCNC have a "Cursor guide" that has an adjustable radius definition used as a guide for creating boundries etc. ?
I know it's a long list, and I appreciate anyone taking time to address some or all of these points.