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  2. Newbeeee™

    Rookie Mistake

    Buttttt..... (granted that i'm rusty now....) if you want to machine a simple 3ax 2op part... OP1 (Vice) WCS#1 G54 M00 (FLIP) OP2 (Fixture) WCS#2 G55 M30 ?
  3. Today
  4. pullo

    Rookie Mistake

    I would say that a demand that all the WCSs in an NC-program are identical is a pretty universal demand. So why not make your post check that all your WCSs are the same as the one specified in the first operation ? That takes you out of the check loop. I have been doing that now for many years. Gracjan
  5. SRD93PGT

    Mazak HCN6800 B Axis

    Well I usually always call workoffset, plane, index before I move. Never had an issue before this machine. I’ll have to change my post then for this one. It’s the little things! Freaking spent a whole day figuring this one out. Mazak still doesn’t know why it doesn’t work on this machine and not the others we have.
  6. Bill Craven

    Active Reports tool projection

    Laying on my back, looking at the underbelly of the bus and wondering who threw me here... Thanks Ron. lol Actually, I am glad to help. Short answer: Try using OVERALL-LENGTH for the XML tag. This is where some of the confusion starts to happen. In the XML file, Physical Length is the overall length. The overall length is the stickout or projection length. The "Setup Sheet XML Outline and Tag Glossary" doesn't have accurate definitions for the tags. The XML tag "Physical Length" is the number that you entered for the "Overall Length" when you were defining the tool. Overall-length is the stickout or projection length. The spAssembly/ToolProjection tag should work, (the same stickout number is in that field) but unless you have drilled down to that level of the XML file in your report, Active Reports won't output anything. Longer answer: Get a XML file viewer. I like XML Notepad from Microsoft. It is free and you can easily see the outline format of the XML file. If you don't want to install another piece of software, just drag and drop the XML file into Chrome. It will display all of the tags and the data stored in them. From either of these programs you can search for the "Tool Projection" number that you entered when you were setting up the tool on the holder page of the operation. Another way of thinking about the "hierarchy" of the xml file is to think of each branch of the outline as a floor in a building. Unless you are on that floor, or have created a path statement to that floor, you can't output that data to your report. Form the screen grab above, you can see that OVERALL-LENGTH is on the floor above spAssembly.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Daxman77

    Preferred method for routing holes

    I have router level one 2019. There is no option for ramp contour. Under contour type in cut parameters.
  9. 5th Axis CGI

    Heidenhain Hail Mary

    Sorry to say it might be a service call to get it taken care of. Shoot me an email. I have a good friend (Daniel Santos) in Texas from Brazil who might be able to help. I will send you his email.
  10. Codeworx

    Heidenhain Hail Mary

    No problem, likely my rushed wording. Yes I've tried that, was a suggestion I recieved from a friend who is familiar with the Hedenheian.
  11. 5th Axis CGI

    Heidenhain Hail Mary

    Sorry was not clear the machine was dead in the water. Might need to move it to the home position by hand power off and power back on. Have you tried that?
  12. 5th Axis CGI

    Rookie Mistake

    Pretty much how I do it as well.
  13. 5th Axis CGI

    Heidenhain Hail Mary

    Send it home every time before doing any plane movements. Been 20+ years, but I remember having to do this on a machine years ago. Yes means a lot of unwanted axis travels and such, but some of the older machines had to be in the home position to do everything correctly. 15 year old machine might need that.
  14. I have an issue with a Heidenhain control and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Control is Cerca 2004 TNC426/430 Nutating Head Machine, I'm going though some post issues with the customer, and 5 axis programming support. We have sorted out that the control does not do TCP (M128) in Cycle 19, only Spatial plane, I was doing some test code on the control too check formatting for the post update. Issue is Every time I call a Cycle 19, or Plane Reset STAY, I'm getting an "Angle Cannot Be Calculated" error, I'm pretty much getting this error all the time. Even tempting a tool change gives this error. Started when I did a Plane Reset Stay before an M128. What I feel is happening based on the behavior of the machine is somehow the Kinematics is twisted compared to head or something, I've Restated the machine with the head vertical, and all the numbers display 0's (B,C). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  15. 5th Axis CGI

    Active Reports tool projection

    Bill Craven would be someone to reach out to. Varco Reports already does this.
  16. Hello, I am attempting to output the tool projection length from the tool holder face using "[spAssembly]" and "ToolProjection" tags that are listed in the "Setup Sheet XML Outline and Tag Glossary". So far, I have had no success. The only way I can show the length is to output a graphic view of the tool assembly which dimensions the tool projection with the total holder length. This uses a lot of paper since I am using many different tools. Can you show the method of adding this and other functions to my Active Report? The upper graphic is the holder assy. output and the lower graphic is where I would like to display the tool length. Currently, I have to set the "Tool Shoulder" length to the tool stick-out length in the Mastercam tool manager, then output the tool shoulder as the tool projection output value. The tool shoulder output value is easy to get but the tool projection is not. Thank you.
  17. Old_Bear

    Mazak HCN6800 B Axis

    I Missed that...on an index line...nope, never done that
  18. Corey Hampshire

    Rookie Mistake

    I need my C Plane and T Plane to stay what they are set at per operation. If I use the method you suggested I cannot keep them separate. Hopefully in the future Mastercam will give us the option to edit just the WCS, TPlane, or CPlane individually. Thanks for the suggestion though!
  19. 5th Axis CGI

    Mazak HCN6800 B Axis

    He said in the index line not in the program is the way I understand that. I do see G17 in the example code and I have never posted an index angel with a plane call before.
  20. Old_Bear

    Mazak HCN6800 B Axis

    G17?? I dunno... This is code that's running right now G0G17G40G80G90G94G98 <--------Right in the safety line G0G28G91Z0. G61.1 (5/8 3FL DESTINY VIPER 1.250 LOC #V34020S TOOL - 2 DIA. OFF. - 51999 LEN. - 51999 DIA. - .625) (.625 FEM / ROUGH TOP FLAT / -.250) T12010625M6 G90G10L10P#51999R0 G90G10L12P#51999R0 G0G90B270. G0G54.1P2G90X-1.9175Y-1.913S18000M3 G43H#51999Z1.M8M130 T12010375 Z.1 G1Z-.23F250. G41D#51999X-1.605Z-.25 X.105 G40X.4175Z-.23 G0Z1. X-1.9175Y-2.213 Z.1 G1Z-.23 G41D#51999X-1.605Z-.25 X.105 G40X.4175Z-.23 G0Z1. (.625 FEM / ROUGH TOP FLAT / -.250) X-1.5825Y-10.415 Z.1 G1Z-.23F35. G41D#51999Y-10.1025Z-.25F250. Y-2.433 X.0825 Y-10.1025 G40Y-10.415Z-.23 G0Z1. (.625 FEM / FINISH TOP FLAT PROFILE / -.257) X-1.9175Y-1.913 Z.1 G1Z-.237F35. G41D#51999X-1.605Z-.257F140.4 X.105 G40X.4175Z-.237 G0Z1. X-1.9175Y-2.213 Z.1 G1Z-.237F35. G41D#51999X-1.605Z-.257F140.4 X.105 G40X.4175Z-.237 G0Z1. (.625 FEM / FINISH TOP FLAT PROFILE / -.257) X-1.5625Y-10.415 Z.1 G1Z-.237F35. G41D#51999Y-10.1025Z-.257F140.4 Y-2.453 X.0625 Y-10.1025 G40Y-10.415Z-.237 G0Z1. (5/8 ENDMILL / ROUGH MILL MOUNTING FLAT AND RAD / -1.500) G0G90Z10. G0G90B180. G54.1P5X-.6321Y-.8834 Z1. Z.125 G1Z-1.5F500. X-.5982Y-.804 G3X-.5869Y-.7488I-.1293J.0552 G1Y-.7114 Y-.7091 G3X-.6149Y-.698I-.0426J-.0662 X-.7403Y-.6768I-.1819J-.6945 X-1.0191Y-.6642I-.3046J-3.6479 X-1.2407Y-.6621I-.2794J-18.3149 G1X-1.2656Y-.662 X-1.5125Y-.6608 G2X-1.7305Y-.5763I.0085J.3453 X-1.8456Y-.4291I.3101J.361 X-1.9098Y-.2474I.668J.3384 X-1.9411Y-.0145I1.5444J.3263 X-1.952Y.3495I6.4572J.3752 G1X-1.9522Y.3748 X-1.9535Y1.3004 Y3.7972 Y6.2939 Y6.62
  21. JHyder2

    Rookie Mistake

    There's a pretty simple way to do this without using any add-ins, unless I'm missing something about your question: Click on your machine group to select all operations Right click in the toolpath manager Select "Edit selected operations" then "Edit common parameters" Click the check-box next to planes and set your planes
  22. 5th Axis CGI

    Slot on C axis

    What has the dealer said about your post? Who is your dealer if you don't mind me asking? I can give them a call and help them get this sorted out.
  23. SRD93PGT

    Mazak HCN6800 B Axis

    Well Mazak is stilling looking into this but I figured it out. I can't have a plane call like G17 with the B index. I take out the G17 and it runs fine.
  24. gsingh

    Slot on C axis

    I tried it.... It is still doing 360 turns... I followed your instructions and posted the program, I didn't see any difference in postcodes. Was I suppose to make those changes in HAAS machine definition or default Mastercam's machine def. I even tried putting 43.3 and G68.2(thanks to G codes you posted earlier, now I know where exactly these codes go). I didn't get any alarm, which means i have those codes available. but these 360 turns aren't getting old.
  25. Colin Gilchrist

    5 axis help

    I can only imagine...
  26. 5th Axis CGI

    5 axis help

    argggggggggggggggggg
  27. htm01

    Rookie Mistake

    notes under comment
  28. Corey Hampshire

    Rookie Mistake

    That is certainly an idea I have never had. Thanks for sharing!
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