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19 February 2013

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In this diagram:

http://labs.blogs.com/its_alive_in_the_lab/2013/01/venn-and-the-art-of-autodesk-communities.html

the items in green are under the auspices of the Office of the CTO.

Scott,

The one comment on the diagram is that not all Labs and Feedback (Beta) community members are customers of Autodesk as shown. Many do end up becoming one after participating in projects.

Cheers,
Shaan

I have gotten involved and been very specific with what Autodesk needs to do with HSMWorks and the massive problems HSMWorks has.

Sadly, no one from Autodesk wants to deal with the kind of specifics I discuss and that the CADCAM press doesn't ask:

http://tinyurl.com/bzqa989

Jon Banquer
CADCAM Technology Leaders group on LinkedIn

Not all comments, criticism, or feedback can be personally responded to by executives. If you want an official response and one can be provided given SEC and other rules, then contact Autodesk Public Relations http://www.autodesk.com/pressroom

This is much different feedback than I discussed in the post related to Autodesk Beta, Labs, and User Research.

The CAM questions I have asked Carl Bass have nothing to with the SEC.

My CAM questions are HSMWorks specific and center around the inability of HSMWorks to:

Keep constant track of a stock model.

Make proper use of the information a solid model contains to create intelligent toolpaths without the constant need to chain or create boundaries.

Easily do solid cut part simulation over multiple setups. Almost all machined parts require multiple setups to make them, yet HSMWorks and others can't easily solid cut part simulate this real world situation.

My questions are relevant to 100 percent of CAM users and have often been raised as issues on the HSMWorks Forum by HSMWorks users.

Jon Banquer
CADCAM Technology Leaders group on LinkedIn

Jon,

Some discussions by an executive of a public traded company on future planning can be an issue as I understand (quiet periods etc.)

Here is Autodesk CEO Carl Bass bringing up HSMWorks and spending the majority of a very recent interview (a few weeks ago) discussing HSMWorks:

http://engineervsdesigner.com/61-autodesk-carl-bass/

Carl Bass decided to do so with two very nice people who are very good with CAD but know next to nothing about CAM. Unfortunately, this is true for the majority of the CADCAM press. Because of the lack of interest and lack of knowledge on the CADCAM press's part the right questions never get asked and an understanding of what the real problems with CAM don't get conveyed to those who could use the knowledge of why the basics in CADCAM are so badly broken.


Jon Banquer
CADCAM Technology Leaders group on LinkedIn

Jon,
I would suggest contacting Autodesk Public Relations.

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