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  2. medaq

    mind blown

    It is a small learning curve to learn where everything is at. Once you get a good right click menu then it becomes pretty easy. and if you can not find something, use the search function. It will find stuff that is not on the bars.
  3. huskermcdoogle

    mind blown

    Once you get used to it you won't want to go back. It's just like usual, you get used to the tools you have at that moment, as soon as you get used to something else, you won't be effective at what you had before without a reintroduction period.
  4. RaiderX

    mind blown

    hang in there, was a painful transition for me but got there. I actually got so pee'd I set the new version aside for a couple months. too many pressing projects. but when I jumped back in the light bulb turned on and now dont want to go back.
  5. htm01

    mind blown

    put common stuff in right mouse button
  6. TERRYH

    mind blown

    Well we just made the jump from X9 to 2019 and holy crap I'm totally lost. trying to find and or do stuff that used to take seconds it mind numbing.............hope we get it figured out fast.
  7. Of course you can if you are running one stock model at the end of your tool paths. But still 3 unnecessary clicks. But not a big deal if that is what you are doing. I will run 5 or so stock models through out my tool paths. Optirough and other features alone will need more stock models to remove just the proper amount of material. So if I have 5 models and have to add a tool path to the begining of the operations and want the models up to date. - Find stock model in treee, click the plus to expand. - Now click the paramters to open it up - Click Source Operations - Find the added tool path, and click - Click green check mark to exit. So that is 5 clicks to add to one tool path to a stock model. Now add in 4 more stock models and gets over 25 clicks to add in one tool path. My suggestion does not change how you would pick and choose for a 200-300 operations tool path for the stock model. The suggestion is to add a button option if you wanted it to grab the tool paths above the stock model automatically. If you had 200-500 paths you probably do not want it always grabbing every tool path in the group, so you would just never use that option.
  8. Today
  9. Anyone here have experience with NT Tools Slim Hydro chucks? They hold up ok?
  10. It is. In-House has been trying to fix it but hasn't gotten anywhere yet, they just submitted a ticket to CNC Software so hopefully they can resolve it.
  11. Is this folder present in your shared MCAM2109 "C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared Mcam2019\MachineSimulation\MachSim"
  12. Old_Bear

    Adding a tool holder to surfacing operations

    The tree style menu vs the old tab style. I say new but it's likely been since X2 or X3 that this style menu started I wish they would finally get all the toolpaths changed over to a single interface
  13. THEE THAINZ™

    Best toolholder for 1/8" shank tools?

    More than you want to spend but looks like it would be a great system. https://us.rego-fix.com/en/products/system/powrgrip
  14. Programinator

    Mastercam x part file logos

    Hello, On my old pc I had x9 installed and so the logos that showed up in the file explorer had the x9 logo. Now on the new pc I only have 2019 installed. All the files that are mastercam x part files have no logo associated with them. Even if I select open with and select app and check the box to always open mcx files, it still shows a blank icon. Is there any way to make these mcx files show the mcam2019 logo? thanks
  15. Unfortunately, I have never been able to get a session to launch. This problem persists even after closing Mastercam, restart, repair, uninstall, etc.
  16. Danlharman

    Adding a tool holder to surfacing operations

    I'm running 2019 also and do not know what the tree style parameters are either. I do find the work around explained very helpful though.
  17. Mr. M

    Best toolholder for 1/8" shank tools?

    Big Kaiser Mega E series is what we use for a lof of the small tools with minimal runout needed.
  18. Pioneer MX-8 extensions come in lengths up in 6,8 and 10", are .75 dia and you can get 8mm collets. Josh
  19. KORLOY

    Null tool sequence numbering

    Hi guys and "So not a Guru"! I have absolutely same problem - I can't solve my op_num output on every retract. So how you solve the problem? I played with If op_num <> prv_op_num & omitseq$ = 1 & tseqno > 0, pdosomething. like Colin said, but didn't worked for me. So, n$=op_num pbld, n$*, e$ added in the ptlchg0$ postblock is causing op_num output on every retract, what logic I need to add in this postblock to get correct op_num output)?? Thanks for the answers!
  20. LucasGC

    toolpath nesting broken

    Have one version saved i guess right before they lose their connection - i open it, see the nesting toolpaths that need regenerated, regenerate them once and it seems like they regenerate, but the toolpaths don't show up when clicked on. regenerate one more time and get 'error regenerating toolpath'
  21. LucasGC

    toolpath nesting broken

    if someone could tell me the correct way to do this i thought i had dumbed it down enough but i guess not.............. I open each of my sldprt in mcam, get them oriented at top wcs, delete all other geometry than solid. create contour around outside. create new mcam to nest all the parts. nest each part individually because 'calculate' all sucks. get everything real nice and close to fitting on my sheet - regenerate my nesting toolpaths and get 'error regenerating toolpath' go into parameters and see the part still in there go to original operation imported when nesting was created, click on it, see the toolpath try and regenerate original operation and lose the toolpath. rechain toolpath to original solid, regenerate original toolpath, go to nesting toolpath and no parts are defined. is there any way to do this correctly!? to describe how i make my toolpath nesting / why create toolpath nesting, go into options and select 'tool center' and 'attach geometry' add toolpath from file gives me the one toolpath and associated name this creates one original solid at origin with just the one original contour toolpath, as well as solid copies amount/location that i want them then i can create the toolpaths/geometry that i need from solid copies can't use geometry nesting because it doesn't work with solids?!
  22. Codeworx

    not wanting to drill upside down

    Without opening file my guess is surface normal is the wrong direction.
  23. Codeworx

    Stock Model ( all previous operations )

    You can do this.. just select all operations. I like the fact that i can pick and choose, files with well over 200-300 operations and any PC would stall out if i couldn't control stock models throught the process.
  24. motor-vater

    Stock Model ( all previous operations )

    Cant you just click on the machine group which would select all the toolpaths?
  25. Love the community I was just firing up the computer to post a similar question, that will complement this thread so if you dont mind I'll ask it here. I am running a program on a haas with a rotary with 150 plus toolpaths and over 80 rotations. problem is the only way this thing repeats is to keep it spinning in the same direction or at least rotate back past its next position and then forward to the correct position. I tried signed continuous it still will change direction depending on the A value output. Also I would hate to eventually get to A-50000000 or something, I'm positive that that many rotations will eventually magnify any discrepancies in the back lash. Anyway to keep it rotating into position say CCW, while staying within a rotational envelop (Say A0 through A-540?) Hope you follow this. My son is late to jujitsu so I'll check back in a bit. Edit: even if I could force tool change and get it to return to G91 G28 A0, I could work from there... Thanks All
  26. jlw™

    Best toolholder for 1/8" shank tools?

    Bilz are the best IMO, if we're talking about heat shrink.
  27. Yesterday
  28. Leon82

    not wanting to drill upside down

    The line needs to protrude thru the top more than the bottom. I always make a hole axis with arc and point. I use points and lines. Then extend the top an inch usually and trim to point at the top of the feature. Then it's easy to set the depth.
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