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  3. Thad

    Fadal Software

    Of course! lol
  4. carryinwood

    Fadal Software

    May i PM You?
  5. crazy^millman

    Machine definition warning

    Yes I set mine to 5. I know someone who sets his to 50. That only happens every time you save the file. If you use Auto save then you only lose that amount of time should you have a crash or an issue.
  6. crazy^millman

    Integrex Shaping option

    Going slow and watching everything you have a good idea. Worse thing could happen is break a tool. That happens you figure out what you did wrong and try again. You break another tool then try something different. Try, Try and Try again and learn ways not to do something. Then you learn so many other things that help you to hone your craft. to get it right.
  7. byte me

    Machine definition warning

    I haven't used it before, but it looks like you can set a limit on how many copies it makes.
  8. byte me

    Integrex Shaping option

    Yeah, you have to be brave.
  9. crazy^millman

    Integrex Shaping option

    Excellent work sir. You could program that with a contour toolpath and use switch in the post to get the output. Reach out to your dealer and provide them the sample you worked out and they should be able to get you sorted out pretty quick. Might think about 3 or 4 passes at the final depth to get a nice finish.
  10. crazy^millman

    Machine definition warning

    Autosave/Backup is a function in Mastercam configuration. I have them saved to my 2nd hard drive in a 2021_BACKUP folder and only keep 5 copies of each file. I have one for every version since it was introduced. I keep the older copies of backups on my external drives. I have had to go back to old files and pull them up to help prove things more than once. Sorry, but this burned me years ago and not something I don't think about doing.
  11. So not a Guru

    Machine definition warning

    Is this setup in MC, or do you manually save them? I had it set up a few years ago, but it saved hundreds of files at filled my harddrive.
  12. Spotterhphc

    Integrex Shaping option

    indeed it is. This was just a test cut so I "knew" it would clear. There was a bit of pucker factor going for a min I wont lie.
  13. byte me

    Integrex Shaping option

    Yup pencilcam #1. Your approach vector is scary haha.
  14. Spotterhphc

    Integrex Shaping option

    Well I tinkered with it for a little bit and was able to hand program it. Pretty Simple when it cam down to it. Just make sure you don't have any spindle and feed overrides active and don't feed hold. Not sure if .MOV attachments work but here is a quick clip. N3401 T34 T0 M6 (0.236 FLAT ENDMILL) (F71.484) (OPERATION NO - 1) G10.9 X0 M901 M200 G91 G00 G28 X0. G17 G90 G54 M108 M212 B90. C90. M107 M19S180. G68.2 P1 X0. Y1.9827 Z0. I0. J90. K90. G53.1 G97 G43 H#3020 X.5689 Y0. Z.25 G17 Z.2 G94 G01 Z0. F25. M51 G02 X.5689 Y0. Z-.005 I-.5689 J0. F71.484 S20 M3 X.5689 Y0. Z-.01 I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. Z-.015 I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. Z-.02 I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. Z-.025 I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. Z-.03 I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. I-.5689 J0. X.5689 Y0. Z.005 I-.5689 J0. G1 Z.17 F50. G00 Z.25 M9 M5G69 G91 G28 X0. Y0. G28 Z0. IMG_2772.MOV
  15. Mick

    Sandvik Surprise

    You could always get a "certification license". Effectively a demo license. CGTech are always happy to provide those. They'd maybe even provided an extended demo license, so you could have a decent trial.
  16. Dave Thomson | Postability

    The dumbest thing I have ever seen in a mastercam post

    This was a rough-in to handle 2 end of line special characters in a simple way. Mastercam MP has a way of easily adding an end of line character, and if memory serves a way of adding a 2nd end of line character that is less than intuitive. This was done to allow 2 characters or more and/or a character and a special UNIX end of line format easier to handle. While Windows uses CR/LF, Unix was LF only. You can suppress the CR/LF then add the LF back in, but what is you need the LF and a $ at the end of every line, etc. Did someone just whisper Biesse RT480 in my ear? I thought this was a clean way to rough-in special end of line character and line feed handling. And I'm not sure it's ever been used. So, I agree it looks ridiculous, but a lot of careful thought and planning went in there.
  17. crazy^millman

    Integrex Shaping option

    We don't have that option when a circular finish is called out. That is not a circular finish on the seal joint will fail under high pressure and things start exploding real quick after that. Might think about a Contour Facing head with set limits. You can engage them with a positive stop block and then it will spin out to the stop block and then retract. https://cogsdill.com/products/zx-systems/facing-contouring-heads/ https://itstooling.com/its_products/contour-facing-head/ Some of our customers use these to accomplish that task. http://www.wohlhaupter.com/products/facing_and_boring_heads/
  18. Matthew Hajicek - Conventus

    Sandvik Surprise

    I'd love to have those to play around with, but being a small-batch prototyper I can't justify it.
  19. Colin Gilchrist

    Problem chaining rectangles

    The real issue with Analyze Chain, is that the Chaining mechanism will stop at each branch point, when you try and select the chain. If you have one, and only one overlap, then your start/end point of the chain will jump to that location. If you've got a chain with say, 3 separate overlaps, the Analyze Chain will stop multiple times, as you attempt to select a Full Chain. FindOverlap is the quick way to just take care of the issue, when Delete Duplicates doesn't fix the problem...
  20. robk

    Sandvik Surprise

    Yes, you could buy a stand alone version or you could buy XChange option for a few different CAM systems. We use NX ,but it's also available for Mastercam.
  21. byte me

    Machine definition warning

    Sorry about your file Zeke.. We detected this issue immediately and reported it, however we needed the update to address issues in toolpath nesting, it was that or revert to Mastercam 2018, which also had problems for us. I appreciate your appreciation.
  22. nickbe10

    Problem chaining rectangles

    I think analyze chain shows overlaps too, doesn't it? Doesn't delete them tho'...
  23. byte me

    Machine definition warning

    You are missing out :p.
  24. JParis

    Machine definition warning

    Nope and I wouldn't do it anyway, though the offer is appreciated...I don't rely on anything outside of the software...one exception and that's about to die as well, Verisurf...
  25. byte me

    Machine definition warning

    I would offer you a macro to automate the conversion and merge if I could.. but u dnt bave admin
  26. JParis

    Machine definition warning

    No, not going to migrate files that don't need it...that introduces the possibility of screwing up an older file that we may need to go back to...which at that time would be gone over on the update... Burned again
  27. Spotterhphc

    Integrex Shaping option

    better yet at 4min 5sec is exactly what I need
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