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Rockwell Offers New Bundle of Machine Control Design Tools

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   12/18/2012 3:59:33 PM
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In efforts like this, companies tend to stick to a proprietary system. Its initiatives like this that keep innovative ideas out of the public's hands. They don't have to go open source, but how about a generalized software package? Something like what universal CAM software packages can do already. For example, many CAM packages can handle brand name machining centers as well as DIY machines.

Just a thought.

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warren@fourward.com   12/18/2012 9:41:34 AM
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OK, I'll bite.  How much?

As in any new product, someone has to come up to speed in the learning curve.  Is this so expensive only huge companies can afford it, or can a regular street engineer get a copy and make himself useful?

Is there a test jig to learn on, as well?

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