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02-05-2014, 08:29 AM
Hello Everyone,

I need you help for a little academic research on CAM CAD software. Here is a little survey you can reply with a thread. Every help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Lorenzo

FROM 1 to 5 (1 low / 5 High)
ex: how satisfied are with your software: 3

how satisfied are with you software:

how easy is to use:

how clear is the user interface:

how safe do you feel to use it:

how much would you prefer a different interfaces:

ex: the software is fine: AGREE

the software is clear to use from the beginning:

the software is safe to use:

the system (hardware+software+position+safety) is easy to use and comfortable:

I feel confident in working on my own:

the steps are clear and progressive:

help guide is easy to consult:

02-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Hi Lorenzo, I use CAD/CAM package that came with my used commercial CNC router. I am aware that it is expensive, but I was lucky enough to get it with the machine. I use Alphacam (not the latest version)and find that it ticks all the boxes for my own use (2D only). For me it ticks all the boxes and I could only give it maximum points in all areas. G.

02-05-2014, 11:45 AM
How can it be determined if the software is safe to use ? I can't see any of it being developed to IEC61508 standard for example, what is the required Safety Integrity Level (SIL) for a CNC machine ?

03-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Your survey does not meet the criteria for an academic one as you've asked questions about hardware and working arrangements in what you first stated was a Software Survey.

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