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  2. Hi, I have been given the task to modify the post processor here at work. I have been able to modify it to the old style of canned cycles in G71. But it turns out I have a problem with the D and R values. the machine (a doosan puma c250 ) for what ever reason, only takes microns as value. this is the code I currently get: G71 P20 Q30 U.4 W.2 D1.5 R.2 F.35 and this is the code i would like to get: G71 P20 Q30 U.4 W.2 D1500 R200 F.35 thanks for the help cheers Alex
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  4. David Colin

    Pencil toolpath

    HSM pencil has a major difference over legacy: ability to limit it with a stock model. Just check this video. There is a pencil example at 10:00 but whole video deserves to be watched.
  5. pullo

    Pencil toolpath

    you should definitely experiment more with pencil, but as for limiting the toolpaths to the ones you want , use wireframe boundary to limit it's scope. Also we have the old school and HSM pencil toolpaths which usually differ a little . You should try both so in the future you'll know which is more appropriate for the case at hand. Actually when it comes to pencil the difference is minute. There is more disparity in e.g. Waterline and constant Z. Gracjan
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  7. Candicane

    Pencil toolpath

    Hi, im trying to do a pencil toolpath in 2021 and i just cant get it to only do 1 pass only in the crease of my part.. im getting multiple toolpaths all over the place which i don't want.. I think the issue maybe my parameters.. Thanks
  8. crazy^millman

    statue

    I would quote 60 hours of work if I were being asked to program it.
  9. I want the M8 (coolant on) to come after the H value is established. Currently I am hosing the tool carousel as the code is now. Also in the posted code the G83 cycle has the R and Q but no P option. However in the cut parameters page they are all greyed out. I am seeing in the post peckI peckJ and peckk. I assume I have to find them above in the post and alter to or from a 0 or a 1. see pics for references
  10. Tim Johnson

    Adding a vice

    Always. Not only fixtures but tool holders as well. If you're using an ER32 collet chuck and only have room for an ER16 it's good to catch it before the job hits the floor.
  11. huskermcdoogle

    MAR-M

    Or you could look at it as the 7 P's Proper Planning and Preparation Prevent Pi$$ Poor Performance
  12. Thank you. This is what I came up with and it worked real nice... if (tool_typ$ = 3 | tool_typ$ = 23), "IF [#3901 GT 12] THEN #3000=1(REPLACE TOOL)", e$
  13. sbowling

    Active tool list help

    Thanks Mick.
  14. https://staging-diy.haascnc.com/system-variables-0 #3901 M30 count 1 #3902 M30 count 2
  15. Hello everyone, I've been using #3901 for HAAS part counter as counter 1, HAAS also has another part counter but I am not sure what parameter# (see image below as RED #3901, Blue #SECOND PART COUNTER). Would you guys let me know what is the part counter for second one? ps: does HAAS share the same parameter number as part counters for FANUC and other control as well? Thanks.
  16. Colin Gilchrist

    MAR-M

    Just smile, and say "the four P's". Proper Preparation = Perfect Performance.
  17. crazy^millman

    MAR-M

    Some of the parts we make programs for cannot get that hot due to stress issues. They are strictly forbidden due to part failures of past parts where that happened. 50-60 year legacy on things makes some companies weary of even rethinking using tools like this. Can only image getting HST toolpaths used on this material. That has only taken 3 years to finally get a test going. On the machine broaching was a fun conversation with flight directors, heads of engineering and other groups. Made the test part and when they put it all together I get the strange looks and begin ask how did you do that? I was not sure what they meant and they asked about the finished height. I told them I could only hit it with a 1/4 turn of the thread. They went yeah you said that, but hit them with .001" of the nominal. Is that a problem? No, but how? I will take dumb luck any day of the week if that is a good enough answer for you.
  18. Colin Gilchrist

    MAR-M

    They are scary to use. Because they run above 700 C. to soften the material. An Operator sees the tool and material glowing, and wants to turn down the feed, and "pop", there goes several hundred dollars...
  19. cncappsjames

    Work Offset G54, Machine definition Issue

    Select a 3-Axis machine. You should get no 4th Axis Axis Letter In your tool path operations;
  20. crazy^millman

    MAR-M

    Where you have to understand shop rate and ROI processes to understand what are the gains with using tools like this. Shop rate of $60/hr probably not going to see an advantage using these tools. Shop rate of $475/hr going to see it real quick.
  21. crazy^millman

    Review about video editing software Kinemaster pro?

    Have that also. Great for Screen shots and quick Videos.
  22. #Rekd™

    Review about video editing software Kinemaster pro?

    We have Snagit here at work. Works okay.
  23. crazy^millman

    Review about video editing software Kinemaster pro?

    What I have used for the last 13 years.
  24. Colin Gilchrist

    Holes in a cycle

    That block: pcanceldc$ Will be called at the end of the Drill Cycle. This is normally where we cancel the cycle (G80), and call pretract.
  25. Colin Gilchrist

    Review about video editing software Kinemaster pro?

    I prefer Camtasia.
  26. JoshC

    Turn off glow highlighting?

    can also get to it quicker from autocursor toolbar
  27. Mick George

    Active tool list help

    You can search the XML file that is created by the tool list call, from the setup sheet dialog hold the CTRL button and left mouse click the green check button to have Mastercam generate a full XML file. The file will be located in your C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2022\common\reports\XML folder and you can search the tags. You can also take a look at the report help file and see the tag section.
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