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30 Features to Try in G-Wizard Editor

Oct 23, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, GCode, Software  //  No Comments

We can’t serve up 31 Flavors of ice cream, but we can easily give you a list of 30 features to make sure you try in our G-Code Editor.  If you don’t already have it, sign up for the free 30-day trial to test out any of these on your own g-code.
Okay, here goes,…

CNC Machine Hourly Rate Calculator

Oct 21, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Manufacturing, Software  //  11 Comments
CNC Machine Hourly Rate

Our G-Wizard Estimator software has a Machine Hourly Rate Calculator.   A lot of shops use the notion of hourly rate on machines to help with job cost estimation and quotation, but there’s not a lot of information available about how to calculate a good hourly rate to use.  Here’s what the CNC Machine Hourly Rate…

20 Most Popular CNCCookbook Articles and Pages of the Last 6 Months

Every so often I like to tally up our most popular articles so the newcomers don’t miss them.  Here it is, the Magnum Opus, get ready to feast:
1.  CNCCookbook G-Code Course
Our free g-code course is perennially popular and has become a go-to resource for the community.  If you don’t know the g-code yet,…

Results From Our Cost Estimation Survey

Oct 14, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Software  //  No Comments

First, thanks to all who participated in our Cost Estimation Survey–we appreciate the help!
If you didn’t get a chance to comment, it’s not too late.  We’ll be using the feedback to help guide the ongoing development of our new CADCAM Estimator product.  Currently the product is in Alpha Test and is part of G-Wizard…

Machining Cost Estimation Survey

Oct 7, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Manufacturing, Software, Techniques  //  No Comments

We rely on getting by with a little help from our friends.  In fact, we work hard at making it as easy as possible for everyone who is interested to give us their input on what we’re doing.
This week you’re seeing a lot of content around Cost Estimation, and it’s for a reason.  Having…

Cost Estimating for Machining and Manufacturing: New Cookbook Article

Oct 5, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Manufacturing, Software  //  No Comments

I’ve just added a new article to our Machining and Manufacturing Cookbook called, “Cost Estimating for Machining and Manufacturing.”
It’s an introduction and overview of the fascinating world of generating cost estimates for manufacturing.  If you’re involved with or interested in that sort of thing at all, check it out.…

G-Wizard Previews Manufacturing Cost Estimation Software with CADCAM Estimator

Oct 3, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Manufacturing, Software  //  No Comments

Cost Estimation is an important part of the any Machine Shop or Manufacturer’s routines.  The most important thing to get right with Machine Shop Cost Estimation Software is accuracy.  What better way to do that than to use the G-Wizard Feeds and Speeds engine to prepare the estimates?  Over 22,000 machinists have used G-Wizard Calculator…

Check Out Our New CADCAM Wizards Video Tour

Oct 1, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Cool, FeedsSpeeds, Manufacturing, Products, Software  //  No Comments

The positive response to our new CADCAM Wizards feature in G-Wizard Calculator has been overwhelming.
CADCAM Wizards are a whole new approach to Feeds and Speeds for CNC machinists.  They work the way your CAM software does to quickly create a recipe for each individual CAM operation. Powerful algorithms in CADCAM Wizard consider thousands of…

Lots of Great New Features in G-Wizard Calculator v1.99

Sep 30, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Cool, FeedsSpeeds, Manufacturing, Products, Software  //  No Comments
Facemilling feeds and speeds

-If you’re wondering why it’s been so quiet on the blog (I even skipped last week’s weekly email), it’s because I’ve been busy on this release.  Boy is there a lot of new goodness in it!
New Facemill Wizard
For starters, I added a new CADCAM Wizard: the Facemill Wizard joins the Pocket, 2D Profiling,…

G-Wizard v1.98: Now With Recommended Peck Depths, Parts Cutout Wizard, and Hole Wizard

Sep 19, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, FeedsSpeeds, Software  //  No Comments

I just uploaded G-Wizard Calculator version 1.98.  It has a lot of neat new stuff as well as the usual bug fixes:
– Added the new Hole Wizard to the CADCAM Wizards.
– Added access to the Tortoise-Hare slider on every CADCAM Wizard so it is more obvious it is there and more convenient to…

G-Wizard Calculator v1.97: In-App Registration and Longer Internet Disconnects

Sep 10, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, FeedsSpeeds, Software  //  No Comments

I just added G-Wizard Calculator version 1.96 which is a minor release adding a few things:
–  Increased Internet disconnect time from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.  Raised G-Wizard Editor’s allowance to this a few days ago too.
– Added In-App Registration so you don’t have to go to the web page to register, you…

GW G-Code Editor Version 1.261 Uploaded

Sep 9, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, GCode, Software  //  No Comments

I just uploaded GWE release 1.26, which is a minor release that adds:
– Increased the time limit to be disconnected from the Internet to 28 days.
– Broke out the IJK words under I in the Post Numbers setup so they can be set independently of XYZ.  I had a customer that wanted to…

Elon Musk Demonstrates Tony Stark “Ironman” Style CAD UI

Sep 6, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Cool, Software  //  2 Comments

I saw this extremely cool video on Mashable and was quite taken with it.  Manipulating objects in 3D in your CAD program definitely takes a little getting used to.  I would love to try this and see whether it just feels a lot more intuitive.  In this video SpaceX and Tesla Founder Elon Musk is…

Last Few Days Left For Our 2013 Labor Day Sale

Sep 4, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, Business, Software  //  No Comments
Mad scientist at work...

Labor Day has passed and there’s only a few days left for our 2013 Labor Day Sale–it ends Sunday, September 8.  Just 2 business days after today plus the weekend.
There are lots of great deals available as most products are at least 15% off.  Here are some of our most popular deals:
–  Lifetime…

CADCAM Wizard Update Adds Features + Broader Access for Trial and GW Lite Users

Sep 2, 2013   //   by Bob Warfield   //   Blog, FeedsSpeeds, Software  //  No Comments

I just uploaded G-Wizard Calculator version 1.961, which is largely an update to CADCAM Wizard.  You can download it from the G-Wizard Calculator Install Page.  All reported problems from the Alpha Test were fixed and I have added several new features.  In addition, the Alpha version only allowed current paying customers to access it whereas…



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