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  2. FLR169

    Probing Routine - Renishaw/Haas

    Morning Not condescending at all
  3. Today
  4. AHarrison1

    Probing Routine - Renishaw/Haas

    I may be wrong here but does the statement not have to read G103 P0 to cancel? This is how it is for our DS30y. Although, in all honesty, I haven't tried it without the P0. I hope this doesn't come across as too condescending... seems to be a common theme lately. Nevermind, found the answer. It can be either/or https://staging-diy.haascnc.com/g103-limit-block-look-ahead-group-00
  5. FLR169

    Probing Routine - Renishaw/Haas

    @Colin Gilchrist @crazy^millman 2013 Haas VF4 with probing and tool setter So finally got the batteries needed for Probe and Tool Setter. I got it all setup and working. Today the weldment job showed up so I played around with the probing of the Z surface. I had it probe the 4 corners in Z and input each corner to a Z work offset ( G55 thru G58 ) Then i picked my biggest Z # for my G54 work offset. ( This part done by me manually inputting the new Z #) So I went thru this post and came up with this code to try tomorrow. ( also went thru the Inspection Plus on P9820 ) G20 G40 G80 G17 G103 P1 (Block Look Ahead) T25 M6 ( Probe ) G90 G0 G54 X.5 Y-.5 G43 z2.0 H25 G65 P9832 (Probe on) G65 P9810 X.5 Y-.5 Z.25 F100. (Protected Move to P1) G65 P9820 Z.25 I6. J-.5 I6. J-.5 I.5 J-5. S1 (P2 TO P4) G65 P9833 (Probe off) G0 G90 Z2.0 G91 G28 Z0 G103 ( Activate Look Ahead ) M30 On the p9820 line I'm not sure what my Z should be.....the Z.25 will locate the probe .25 above the previous Z0 Am I in the ball park with this. Just so we are on the same page. After probing the 4 locations in Z, I want the biggest Z # to become my G54 Z work offset #. Thanks for any input Mike
  6. Rstewart

    Custom Tooling

    Create in front plane in SW, or just take the 7 seconds to translate it within Mastercam when you open it up
  7. Yesterday
  8. The In-House Solutions Post Team is looking for volunteer Beta Testers to provide feedback on the customization of our IKE Posts. MPMASTER has been retired from active development, but we still want to keep our eMastercam community up to date with the latest technology in post-processors. We are planning to do this by offering free versions of select 3 and 4 axis IKE posts, which we will be actively developing. We are looking for eMastercam community members with experience on MPMASTER and MPLMASTER posts to act as Beta testers for our IKE Mill and IKE Lathe products to ensure that we are fitting the needs of eMastercam users. We want to make sure the post is both customizable enough and powerful enough for users who dabble in post development and customization. If you are interested in participating, please send me a message and I will get you shiny new IKE post to customize and play around with. In your message, please indicate: Who you are, Where you work, The best email address to contact you, What machine(s) you would be testing this with or benchmarking against, and What experience you have had with post customization in the past.
  9. Currently looking for eMastercam users to Beta test our IKE post product as we work to phase out mpmaster and mplmaster. Message me if you are interested.

  10. The In-House Solutions Post Team is looking for volunteer Beta Testers to provide feedback on the customization of our IKE Posts. MPMASTER has been retired from active development, but we still want to keep our eMastercam community up to date with the latest technology in post-processors. We are planning to do this by offering free versions of select 3 and 4 axis IKE posts, which we will be actively developing. We are looking for eMastercam community members with experience on MPMASTER and MPLMASTER posts to act as Beta testers for our IKE Mill and IKE Lathe products to ensure that we are fitting the needs of eMastercam users. We want to make sure the post is both customizable enough and powerful enough for users who dabble in post development and customization. If you are interested in participating, please send me a message and I will get you shiny new IKE post to customize and play around with. In your message, please indicate: Who you are, Where you work, The best email address to contact you, What machine(s) you would be testing this with or benchmarking against, and What experience you have had with post customization in the past.
  11. gcode

    Benchmark 3.0

    I ran an interesting experiment this morning My work machine is a 6 year old Boxx an i7 running at 4ghz.. 32g of ram and a 3 year old Quadro p4000 video card My co worker just got a new machine, less than a month old an i9 Boxx running at 5ghz, 32g of ram and a Quadro RTX 4000 both machines run Samsung 500g SSD's I'm programming a big impeller and I timed verify launches on my machine and his The initial stock model is made from a 38g stl file I defined the stock model as verify stock, selected all the toolpaths in the file and launched Verify my machine takes 48 seconds to launch verify and have it ready to run my co-works new machine takes 20 seconds. Considering that I do this hundreds of times a week, it's pretty good argument for a new computer
  12. Matthew Hajicek - Conventus

    Benchmark 3.0

    My biggest use of RAM is in stock models. At my previous job doing die cast vent blocks I would occasionally exceed my 32GB. Got 64 in my current rig, and doing small medical parts hardly use any of it.
  13. crazy^millman

    Weird arc slot

    Project toolpath?
  14. mwearne

    Benchmark 3.0

    The benefit of RAM is that it is WAY faster than your hard drive, even if you are using a SSD. If there is no room to store info in RAM, it gets passed to the hard drive. How much do you need than to keep Mastercam happy? It really depends on the size of the files you are working on as well as how much multi tasking you do...do you have multiple softwares open that are also using large amounts of RAM. I'll link a white paper on SolidWorks that shows diminishing returns with RAM amounts above 16GB, even with a 20,000 component assembly. This doc is a little old, they are talking about 4th gen intel chips which puts that around 2013-14, so things have probably changed since then. Also, Mastercam may be different here and may use RAM differently, someone from CNC would have to chime in on that. https://www.boxx.com/Files/Files/WhitePapers/CATI_White_Paper.pdf (page 4-5) But if you give SW 16GB, Mastercam 16GB, Chrome is a RAM hog so sky's the limit here, add some email app, music app, plus you'll want to a bit of buffer for those fringe cases...you can easily justify 32, 64, or more. Keeping in mind even in the worst case scenario everything will run with 8 or 16GB, just a lot slower since programs have to access the HDD for information. Price, RAM is one of the cheapest upgrades you can make so why not get more than you might need. 16GB is probably under $100, so upping to 32GB from 16GB is not too hard to justify. Those building out 2-3k+ machines, adding an extra 2-300 for max RAM should be considered.
  15. nickbe10

    Setup Sheet

    It's been a while since I messed with Active Reports, but there is a active reports launcher. You can automatically open this through the Ops Manager RMB or as a stand alone launcher on your task bar. You also need to set your MD/CD to read active reports and your config file. Open your part file, right click in the ops manager select set up sheet or tool list and it will read and compile all the .XML tags in your Active Report for the program you have open and generate the appropriate file. There is plenty of documentation out there to set this up. Helps if you have active maintenance which gives you access to Mastercam's Knowledge base. There are some good You Tube vids which cover it as well. I am using the .Set tool lists and set up sheets at the moment as I have some special functions going on, but if I were to return to Active Reports I would probably use John Varco and his Varco Reports service. Highly functional and VERY reasonably priced.
  16. Bill Craven

    Setup Sheet

    .set file setup sheets are a completely different animal from Active Reports. The Set files are actually generated by a special post processor. If you are comfortable editing posts, then you can modify the setup sheet to suit your needs. I haven't looked at Set file setup sheets in a long time, but it used to be that they are primarily text.
  17. gcode

    NPT Threadmilling - Troubleshooting

    Carmex threadmilling software is your friend
  18. gms1

    Setup Sheet

    You have 2 different systems making the posted code and the reports so they don't go together. What I do is put a manual entry at the top of programs formatted for what I need. And btw, LOL outhouse solutions!
  19. Kendo

    Weird arc slot

    LOOK what I did Yall!
  20. JB7280

    Setup Sheet

    I've wondered the same thing many times. We have a nice AR setup sheet we've created, but every time I need to browse for the template, input the information again. It's a bit frustrating.
  21. Kendo

    Weird arc slot

    The customer sent me a spline to use for this path since they design in-house so I got lucky BUT... driving the tip of a ball endmill with this spline still violates the surface because the mill contour ignores the tangency T2_DEEP_SLOT_new.mcam
  22. Kendo

    Weird arc slot

    Thanks ajmer I did get some results out of the arc3d
  23. Forbes Precision

    Updating Libraries and Machine Definitions

    Tell me you've never used Camplete without telling me you've never used Camplete.
  24. Walid Naim

    Setup Sheet

    Hi CEMENTHEAD, Thanks for the reply. Can you be a little more specific about .SET file? Can I still use the same setup sheet that I have just saving in a different format or a completely new set of files?
  25. Version 1.0.0

    7 downloads

    These files are used in the Mastercam 2022 Training Tutorials

    Free

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  27. I messed around with the settings it spins on and off but I think the optical part of it is shot so we're going to get it replaced
  28. Metallic

    Benchmark 3.0

    What does having extra RAM for Mastercam benefit? I assume it allows for more multitasking and multithreading but I don't really know. As far as my task manager is concerned I rarely see my RAM usage go above 12GB using Mastercam. I know there are a handful of threads out there about optimizing your Configuration/Settings/System for maximum performance but RAM never seems to come up
  29. cncappsjames

    Benchmark 3.0

    Mastercam 2022... going backwards a tad. 3:09 to 3:22
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