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  3. RaiderX

    TLDR/dumbing everything down

    i do a lot of what you mentioned (tooling one offs so cycle time is a small part). i have a grid system on the machine with vices to the side. knowing where all these are I can program g10 work offsets using manual input op within mastercam. no zero to set at the machine.
  4. I like that kinda way of making tutorial videos, straight, direct, fast. I watched some very long videos before ( probably about 1 hr ), some of them are even need to be paid. Those guys always bullxxxxing 55 mins then 5 mins working on the subject. Very upset.
  5. His videos are some of the original videos I learned MC from. Good stuff.
  6. Youtube search GIANG THE TOOL, pretty good stuff there
  7. content creator

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    I love what you did their with gcodes help rendering a lightweight 2d mill solution from a 5ax toolpath. Very elegant methods at play here.I am learning a lot as well!
  8. JB7280

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    With just saving the backplot geometry, and using arc filters, I was able to reduce the toolpath size to less than a third of the original. Picked up 2 killer tricks in one day today. THANKS!
  9. gcode

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    I run into this all the time. We've got some 80's vintage HBM's with 125K of useable memory. This pretty much eliminates using toolpaths like this, or any of the high speed 2d/3d toolpaths In your saved backplot geometry, you can delete the straight line segments and replace them with one straight line It's a little work and you have to be careful, but it's worth the trouble for a production file. You can also try converting the curved segments to splines for your 3D contour path. The filters might even give you arcs from those splines
  10. JB7280

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    Alright, I'll do that. I'm getting new code like every .020"-.025", even in the same direction. The motion is great, it's just kind of a waste for some of our older machines with limited memory. X4.8857 Y-.8234 Z.4224 X4.8891 Y-.8165 Z.419 X4.8919 Y-.8086 Z.4162 X4.8939 Y-.8002 Z.4142 X4.8952 Y-.7919 Z.4129 X4.8956 Y-.784 Z.4125 Y-.779 Y-.754 Y-.7419 Y-.7179 Y-.6938 Y-.6697 Y-.6457 Y-.6216 Y-.5976 Y-.5735 Y-.5494 Y-.5254 Y-.5013 Y-.4773 Y-.4532 Y-.4291 Y-.4051 Y-.381 Y-.357 Y-.3329 Y-.3209
  11. gcode

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    Save the backplot geometry to a new level delete the arc lead-in/out geometry and run a 3D contour path on the chains with filtering enabled You probably won't get lines and arcs, but you should be able to reduce the file size by 50% If you are doing multiple parts you could make this toolpath a sub routine so only one copy is required It would be nice if the advanced 5X toolpaths could filter their output, but filtering 5X code can be very dangerous The legacy 5x toolpaths have filters and you can get in deep trouble fast if you don't pay attention
  12. Chally72

    Codemeter Control Center Mill - Turn

    There's a few ways to do this. Method 1. Quit CodeMeter. Go to C:\ProgramData\CodeMeter\CmAct\, delete the 128-XXXXX files, and restart codemeter. Method 2. Quit CodeMeter. Go to the Start bar and type in CodeMeter Command Prompt, and open that application. A Command prompt session will now open. Type in: cmu32 --delete-cmact-license --serial YOURLICENSE#HERE In your case, you'd change the end to 128-14111163, then hit enter. Repeat this step for 128-14122080. Hope this helps!
  13. content creator

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    Sorry dude, all the multiax liscences are checked out rn, I don't know that toolpath but I will check it later if I get the chance
  14. JB7280

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    I don't see any way in 5x deburr to filter down the amount of code at all. Am I limited to what I'm given? I know the memory on this machine isn't the biggest.
  15. content creator

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    Looks good! Nice to see the new toolpaths at work!
  16. gcode

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    This post is useless without pictures
  17. JB7280

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    That worked great right off the bat! I had no idea you could use those with 3 axes.
  18. gcode

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    If you have MC2020, try the new 5X deburr toolpath with axis control constrained to 3 axis
  19. content creator

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    You can extend the surface if you need to, or draw an addition swept surface.
  20. JB7280

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    I got it very close with your method. Maybe I just need to do some tweaking with parameters. It creates a wide, but shallow chamfer. It's uniform though. Maybe I set it up wrong. I made a copy of the solid, and created fillets, then used those faces for the machining geometry, then for the curves, I selected the geometry you see in the chain above.I think I just need to get it cutting on the right part of the tool now.
  21. JParis

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    I'd like to see which edge you used as a chain? When doing a 3D chamfer I always use the inner top chain....
  22. content creator

    Overcut in deburr 3d chamfer

    If you use surface finish project and use curves the amount of passes will equal the number of curves you draw.
  23. Anyone have any suggestions on getting rid of the overcut on this deburring cut? 3 axis mill, .125 ball mill. Currently using 3d chamfer, but I also tried 3d contour and playing with stock amounts., and a flowline for s##ts and giggles, but i couldn't get it to generate less than 3 passes per edge.
  24. content creator

    Mastercam 2020 Constantly shuts off without warning.

    I know you are being sarcastic, but that is worth looking at. It has happened to others I work with before. You know, I think you should try using an older version like 2018, it will prolly work better..
  25. pro grammer

    Mastercam 2020 Constantly shuts off without warning.

    Clearly the problem is a corrupt .net framework installation. Uninstall .net and reinstall. The problem is never MC.
  26. Lately I’ve been lazy and been wanting to streamline everything I do, mainly working on prototype work of abrasive parts ive been saving my operations for families of common parts, tools database ,I even keep my tool list in a program under 8 tools, I’m my opinion, setting up a job with more than that takes some energy for me anyways and I want setups to be easy for the machinist I prefer to not load a multiple drills and just interpolate the holes with a small endmill. It is more time consuming but for quantities under 8 who cares. u get benefit of using cutter comp i always use a ball endmill to do machine fillets and sometimes finish off the dimension on a countersink, the ball endmill always hits the target right the first time, whereas a countersink tool you gotta drop it down to get the right size if there’s a tolerance on the diameter, and also u gotta trust the operator that he or she loaded the correct angled tool.. I rather just dumb everything down Any tips on how I can streamline more?
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