My name is Dan Weston & I am a manufacturing engineer at Boley Tool & Machine Works in East Peoria, Illinois. We are a facility with around 45 CNC machining & turning centers. We have been using Edgecam software for several years and have been very satisfied with it's capabilities as well as their technical support. Too often we were being told that our quotes on new jobs were coming in too high. We had to find a way to sharpen our pencils and be more competitive. Edgecam has been our solution to this problem. Every new job we are asked to quote we simulate machining with our Edgecam software. The posts for each machine includes tool change times, rapid travel rates, etc. The posts can also be set up to generate a cycle time estimate that is output with the nc program. We have had Edgecam estimates come within less than 1 minute variation to reality cycle times at the machines. This has given us real confidence in quoting our jobs at an hourly rate. It has also allowed us to produce a more competitive quote as there is no guess work as to how long a work piece will take to machine. I strongly recommend Edgecam as not only a great programming tool but a valuable tool for quoting new work as well.