Step 2 - Choose the Best Machining
The data about the size and location of the areas to machine,
remaining stock and part characteristics are input to the PowerSource
engine to combine with your rules to suggest how these areas should
be machined. The result is the automatic selection of a
Note that the Finish button on the wizard is enabled. This
is the power or knowledge-based programming - the software has
determined not only the strategy that makes sense but every
parameter of every program to be created including tool selection,
speeds and feeds, start Z, end Z, step down, ... You're done.
Step 3 (Optional) - Choose the Right
Tool for the Job
As you step through the wizard, each page contains key elements
of the program(s) to be generated. The tooling page shows the
tool chosen by your rules and standards along with the associated
feedrate and spindle speed that makes sense for the material type
and machining conditions.
Step 4 (Optional) - Setting Optimal
The parameters page of the wizard details specific parameters
related to the machining strategy chosen. Of course
PowerSource has automatically set the program parameters according
to your rules and preferences.
Simplicity of design coupled with
PowerSource technology means that we can train new users who
may have never touched a computer before in 3 days or less.
That's what we mean when we say Prospector is the only NC
programming system designed from the start for shop floor
Need help? You
multi-media HTML-style help provides step-by-step
instructions for using any feature of Prospector. A
built-in index and search capability makes it easy to find
- Context sensitive What's This? help
provides a quick description a control you point at on a
- A What's New guide in the Help menu to explain new
features in every release.
- Available HelpDesk service.
- Available on-site or classroom training. We can
design a custom training program just for your team.
- Dedicated e-mail support address: