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MasterCam X6, I can not build a chain

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pevek80

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I can not build a chain for the new model. But if I use the old file from the MC X4, I can build a chain.
Why?
See the video.
Sorry my english!

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You have no chain to select. It is a solid. Use solid selection to chain it. Or draw new chain around the solid.

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Create /curve/curve on all edges.....select your solid or surfaces. This will create your wireframe on the whole part. You can also use "Curve on one edge" and select just the edges you want instead of the whole part.

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Thank you!
Why I can to built the chain for "Old_sample"? What are the differences between the two files ( "Old_sample" and "Sample").
When I used the MC X4 I did not have such problems.

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I couldn't see the video. It sounds like you are importing a file that is getting wireframe in X4, but no wireframe in X6.
Are you importing these models from a different format....iges, step,sldprt etc ?
If you are, then go to your configuration in X6 and look under converters. See if the "edge curves" button is checked. It migh be checked in X4 but not in X6

Also, use your screen/ statistics drop down to seen exactly what entities are on your screen.....

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Review picture.

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Are you importing these models from a different format....iges, step,sldprt etc ?
If you are, then go to your configuration in X6 and look under converters. .



Yes! Thank you very much!
I changed the settings and it works!

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You do not have to make wire on model why not use solid selection and pick the solid edges.

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pevek, I typically do what Jay is saying whenever possible , too. Just bring in your solid and you can add wireframe for just what you need for boundaries or whatever. Bringing in a model with all the wireframe just adds to file size when you don't always need it for machining. Use the solids chaining option in your toolpaths....quick and easy.

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Thank you all again!
I will accept your advices.