Found – Optimo memorabilia

I found a number of software manuals for the Windows MMI systems we developed for Optimo.
There are some odds and ends as well, including two CD-ROMS.

It looks like the CDs include software and manuals for most of our Optimos, including the DOS systems.

Wow – I was afraid that was all lost.
Great techwriting samples, too.

About jmaechtlen

I worked at Amada for many years - mostly supporting their laser systems. I did cutting applications work, trained customers, wrote training materials and manuals, and more. Amada downsized in 2002, and I've mostly done technical writing since. A lot of that's been in IT, but I've gotten to do a real variety of projects, including: A user manual for a software system which controlled a modular machine system. The system takes drawings and blank material in, and outputs laser cut parts ready for assembly or further processing. User manuals for various custom heat sealing machines. Documentation for various custom hardware/software systems, software deployments, etc. User guides and manuals for consumer GPS devices. (Several automotive units, one fitness device.) And various others. I get to learn stuff, organize it, and write it down/teach it to others.
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2 Responses to Found – Optimo memorabilia

  1. It seams you return from time to time.
    I would be interested in all parts software and help regarding Prima Power / Amada Optimo 5 axis laser cutting machines.

  2. jmaechtlen says:

    Yes, I don’t often visit these pages.
    Amada didn’t sell many machines here in the US.
    Most of them probably go directly to Prima for help, and don’t even think that someone else would have something for them.

    Probably some of them have been upgraded to newer controls and lasers.

    I would be delighted to hear about any of our old machines, and of their upgrades or history.


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