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    What is SolidCAM's advantage over Esprit?

  • #2
    SolidCAM has several main advantages vs Esprit:

    1. SolidCAM is seamlessly integrated in SolidWorks, the leading solid CAD system worldwide - the CAD of Esprit is totally inferior to SolidWorks.

    2. SolidCAM Sim5X issuperior to Esprit's parallel capabilities.

    3. SolidCAM Advanced Mill-Turn and Swiss type are superior to Esprit's parallel capabilities.

    4. SolidCAM user interface is easier to learn and use than Esprit.

    5. SolidCAM's Post processors are more easily customizable than Esprit's posts.

    6. SolidCAM Simulator is superior to Esprit Simulation.


    • #3
      Dear SolidCAM team,

      It seems users are mostly impressed with the Esprit’s Automation capabilities.

      They have a completely new version: “Esprit TNG” – absolutely confusing for the thousands of existing Esprit customers!!

      Many existing users refuse to move to “Esprit TNG” and others are considering new software instead, an opportunity for selling SolidCAM!

      Interesting User Comment on Esprit:
      I've used esprit for 8 years, and Mastercam for 10 years prior.

      Moving to Esprit was HELL. Nothing made sense.
      I still find, unless using the automation features in Esprit, that Mastercam is faster for BASIC toolpath generation.
      Also, simple 3d contouring toolpaths will generally be easier in Mastercam.

      Where Esprit shines, in MY opinion, is automated toolpath generation, and the level of control\simplicity during complex multiaxis toolpaths.

      That being said, it will take you quite some time to really get your shit tight and really understand how Esprit "sees" the way it looks at making the toolpaths.
      Only then, will you be able to really have the control you might be after.

      I agree, the current offering of Esprit looks like something from 2000.

      I was a beta tester, and offered a lot of feedback for the upcoming "Esprit TNG".
      That was painful, and very interesting at the same time

      Best Regards,

      Emil Somekh


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