Well, I spoke to Rich@OneCNC a few minutes ago asking about the SMT technology and he seems to think that having all short line segments instead of line and arcs wont bother my machines. He said that when using SMT the code would most likely be in short, straight lines.
I asked about the update that will change to using actual arcs and lines but he seemed to not know about it.
I found some info on the their forum about the update but didnt find any posts by users talking about it. I am not allowed to post on their forum, I am just lurking trying to find info to make my purchase decision.
Anyway here is some info on the update 10.65 taken from their site:
New Version Update OneCNCXR3!
Release date 16th September 2008 Version 10.65
HS open and closed pocket has new automatic code reduction.
This means there is now a majority of arc and linear rather than all linear being used for the code output reducing the code output by more than 60% and in many cases considerably more.
HS SMT Z level roughing has new automatic code reduction.
This means wherever possible there is now majority arc and linear rather than all linear being used for the code output reducing the code output by more than 60% and in many cases considerably more than that.
HS pocket and HS Z level rough the helix entry has been linked with the 3D arc.
This means the settings of the 3D entry and exit of the roughing are now user controlled. The default setting of 24 is now used for the helix viewing or when the helix is as linear for some machines.
This setting now also controls the 3D entry and exit which would be around ¼ of that being 90 deg so in effect you will have around 6 linear in those entries. This setting should not be adjusted because you can get a strange linear if set 12 or less. There would be no need to alter this setting under normal conditions.
Does anyone know anything about this?
The info on their site and the info from the phone seem contradictory to me.
I am by no means trying to bash their product as it looks like an excellent choice, nor am I trying to throw someone under the bus, just trying to answer some questions so I can make an informed decision