Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:40 AM
Some tools (the last 5, 2 lollipops and 3 ball em's) ) don't come across to vericut. Has anyone seen that?
Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:22 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:45 PM
We purchased the Mastercam to Vericut Interface when we purchased Vericut (about eight months ago, though I have used Vericut for a few years), but to be honest I never use it now. After getting training at CGTech, I find it almost as quick to build up the project file from a template, especially if I have my tools all predefined.
I did the Verification course at CGTech, which was great. Unfortunately, they don't cover the CAM translators at all. I'm off to Irvine in a weeks time for the Machine and Control building course, to learn some more
Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:35 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:45 AM
I'd think all the necessary info should be in mastercam's CT50.holders file.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:29 AM
you are right but by using the interface, you don't have to create the STL files for vericut, you can just pick your solid in vericut for stock, design and fixture. And with the new interface, you can tell Vericut to not export the tools and use the ones from the template.
As far as I know, there is no way to transfer that information from the library. What we did is create STL files of our holders, put them in a directory used for Vericut and when building your tool library in Vericut, just reference the STL for you holder.