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  2. crazy^millman

    External threadmill question

    You cannot do that. That needs to be removed that is a violation of SAE protocols. That is a purchased specification.
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  4. Another quick place to change the construction plane is at the bottom of the screen
  5. So not a Guru

    External threadmill question

    Here's a link to the spec, if anyone else needs it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/cwgn51meqf1woto/SAE AS8879B-2001 UNJ externaldia on page 6-7.pdf?dl=0
  6. #Rekd™

    Gcode from HLE

    You can generate code from HLE. They would have to send you the files and you would generate the code from your Educational license. Failing that you could ask your re-seller for help creating the code.
  7. So not a Guru

    Screwy arc output

    I absolutely understand the need. I don't get to determine the company maintenance policy, I just have to work with what I have available.
  8. So not a Guru

    External threadmill question

    Thanks Ron!
  9. apeters

    Gcode from HLE

    Good morning, I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to ask this. I run an Advanced Manufacturing shop at a vocational highschool and we've basically been stuck in the mud for the last few months and I'm not sure what else to do. My students are learning remotely 75% of the time, and have access to the Home Learning Edition of Mastercam 2021, which does not produce G-code. Due to a series of miscommunications, my physical shop at the school has MasterCam 2020 (non-HLE, so it can produce g-code), and I have been continually told, for months now, that we would have 2021 installed on the shop computers 'by the end of the week.' I am still in the building even when I am teaching remotely so I have been able to program and machine some students parts, and even get to livestream the machining of parts that my students have designed and programmed in shop, including simple 4th axis parts. My problem is, I have a dozen high school seniors who have been working on their own MasterCam projects in MasterCam 2021 from home for a few months, and are in school this week but we cannot produce any g-code because they have programs made in 2021 and we only have 2020 on site. Is there any way to create code, or save entire mastercam files as an older version in this instance? Thanks, Al
  10. mirek1017

    GAP SETTINGS

    Thank you All
  11. Colin Gilchrist

    GAP SETTINGS

    I would suggest to your Engineer that they look at their Export Tolerances. This may be available in their main configuration (system settings), or it could be an option when they are performing the actual 'File Export', where there is an "options" button next to the File Handler option. (When they are selecting ".STP" or ".X_T", or ".IGS".) It is likely that their default tolerance is something like "0.1 mm", or maybe "0.01 mm", and it really should be something like "0.001 mm" or "0.0001 mm", instead. Please keep in mind, I don't know Creo very well at all, so these are simply general suggestions about where to look to find the Export Settings. You'd have to get advice from someone who really knows Creo for more specific instructions on how to do this...
  12. crazy^millman

    Screwy arc output

    Well the old saying you get what you pay for. Cheap out and expect issues plain and simple.
  13. crazy^millman

    GAP SETTINGS

    Tell them Step files or you get what you get for bad parts from I guess it is close enough surface files that they cannot save correct because they don't know how to set the save tolerances correctly. Where there is smoke there is fire and this person needs training.
  14. mirek1017

    GAP SETTINGS

    Thank you Colin for you respond ,I have the same result on step file .I will try parasolid file .But I thing the will be some setting on creo because I have always problem with one person ,from the other 2 is all good
  15. crazy^millman

    External threadmill question

    SAE AS8879D-2018 SAE Link I have the Rev B Spec and it says .4916 is the Minor Diameter min 0.4983 is the Minor Diameter Max.
  16. #Rekd™

    GAP SETTINGS

    IGES = I Guess
  17. Colin Gilchrist

    GAP SETTINGS

    IGES is a very old file format, which only gives you surfaces. By necessity, there is a tolerance associated with these edges, which can lead to the poor quality you are seeing. Since they are modeling in Creo, you should simply change the file format which they send you. Instead of IGES, ask for a STEP File, or a Parasolid file. Both of those solid modeling kernals will import into Mastercam with better quality than an IGES file.
  18. #Rekd™

    Analyze chain

    For a non related Pro-Tip... Use Analyze Contour for developing non circular o-ring grooves. Analyze Contour to the ID of the non circular o-ring groove chain and it will give you a total length. Adjust the total length to match the length of a circular o-ring groove (take the ID of a standard O-ring and divide by Pi).
  19. mirek1017

    GAP SETTINGS

    Good morning All I want find out there is some settings on mastercam for fixing my gaps when I open iges ,file from my engineers . They use Creo 4 and on creo solid looks clean and nice ,when I open in my mastercam I have many gaps on it I am use mastercam 2020 thank you for all helps
  20. Thee Byte™

    Analyze chain

    Would returning the closed chains as selected be better?
  21. So not a Guru

    Analyze chain

    It's logged as R-25673
  22. Thee Byte™

    Analyze chain

  23. Dave Thomson | Postability

    Screwy arc output

    Also noting that the post in question would work in the version of Mastercam for which it was created. So I'm aware that Maintenance and added costs are generally unpopular, but it becomes difficult for us to chase the impact on the post from Mastercam version updates without a program in place to account for the extra work.
  24. Thee Byte™

    Analyze chain

    I already wrote a chook to do this lol
  25. #Rekd™

    Analyze chain

    That would be helpful.
  26. Dave Thomson | Postability

    Screwy arc output

    Just noting that we have enhanced our post engine over the past few years to overcome these rounding issues that we feel are native to NCI/MP. So we consider our methods an engine enhancement vs. a bug correction and therefore available to clients who are active on our PostCare maintenance program.
  27. Thee Byte™

    Analyze chain

    Send it to qc<at>mastercam<dot>com
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