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  2. yep, I was actually just editing my original post to say that I found it lol thank you I'm embarrassed with how long I've been manually adding N codes to my tool changes for my lathe post, hoping this fix will work and save me time in that regard as well.
  3. There is likely a 2nd Toolchange section...scroll down and you should find it
  4. I'm actually trying to accomplish the same thing but for a prototrak post. I modified the code as Craig-B suggested but now I only get the N number for the first tool in the pgm. The following tool changes don't produce an N number. Any idea what could have caused this?
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  7. I thought you could pick from the drop down in old BIG_INCH, but I have carried the old from version to version for close to 10 years since it was obsoleted. If not then yes you will have to create your own tap.
  8. Need to use the choose file option to upload it. You cannot drag and drop photos anymore on this forum is link to outside sites. The slow death of the forum.
  9. Thank you for your sharing .. problem solved.
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  11. I wasn't clear enough. This is the feature Im trying to measure
  12. I'd really need some more specifics of what you are trying to measure. Just the "diameter" of the counterbore (0.57186 hole), or are you trying to gauge "rotation" of the features in that pocket? I do not see a single "straight wall" in that pocket, just a series of tangent arcs, and the two "ramped surfaces" at the X- and X+ ends. Are you trying to determine the "size" of those features, or the angular rotation of the pocket as a whole? To determine "size", I'd suggest running a "3-point Bore" (O9823) Macro, on each of the 4 Lobes, at the pocket corners. You must perform "Vector Calibration", to have success measuring bores "not at the quadrant positions". An example, would be the lobe in the X+ Y+ quadrant. You could use A30., B60., and C90., to make 3 hits on that radius. (See Variable Outputs - Chart 2 > #188 = "feature size", in this case "diameter".) You could then save that output (#621 = #188), after executing the cycle, and then repeat the process, on the other 3 lobes, using #622 = #188, #623 = #188, and #624 = #188), where you are placing that equation just after each cycle being executed, to capture the results, for each probing cycle. NOTE: be sure you are cancelling "Block Lookahead", otherwise you won't get correct results. To cancel "lookahead", place > "G103 P1", just ahead of the equation. The G65 P9833 call should turn "lookahead back on". It doesn't hurt to place a "G103" on a line afterwards, just to be sure it is enabled. The code below only shows execution of a single cycle. You'd need to repeat this in at the 3 other lobes, and save #188 results to a unique variable. Then, afterwards, you can compare the results, and make a judgement on "do you need to adjust Cutter Radius Compensation values to make the feature "on size". G65 P9832 G65 P9810 X25. Y40. (GO TO CENTER OF 3-POINT BORE) G65P9810Z-10.F3000 (PROTECTED FEED TO DEPTH) G65P9823A30.B60.C90.D50. G103 P1 #621 = #188 G65P9810Z100. G65P9833 G103 G28Z100. english---renishaw-inspection-plus---programming-manual---2008.pdf
  13. Hi all, you can download my product directly now via the registration app for free, there is a free 15 day trial which we are able to remotely extend as long as you need it for testing or demo purposes, just contact [email protected] Download Link -> Thee Byte https://youtu.be/U9ttSlJFxvs https://imgur.com/S9ldThJ There are some videos demonstrating the functionality of the add-on, mostly targeted to mill and router users making complex cabinet level parts including aerospace parts with inserts and core removal, strategies using top and bottom operations with tabs and nesting solutions for drilling and stock setup with faster import and easy file management. Thanks, Pete
  14. Hello I hope everyone is doing well. Is there any place to find NPT taps in the Mastercam Tool Library or do they need to be created as custom tool geometry. Any help is appreciated.
  15. SUCCESS!! The darn photo wont upload... but ive finished the first one with no issues.
  16. During machine simulation I'm getting an axis overrun in the y-axis but the machine is not near the travel limits. Where are the axis limits being pulled from for the simulation? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  17. The 12th gen are nice but they come with the headache of managing the thermal loads on this thing because Intel did not do a good job with it. I built mine with a 480 radiator AIO and lots of case fans and I still cannot run prime without it thermal locking the performance of the cores. I am not to concerned about running some of these benchmarking programs because mastercam never uses what I allocate it but if I were to use this computer for other stuff I'd probably wait for the tick/tock on this chip. I will say though that verify is somewhat tolerable now with this system. I am just waiting for someone to make 64gb DDR5 ram packs to really boost my build.
  18. it needs to stay in the pocket, that code makes it come up and out of the pocket, then when it goes down it gives the "unexpected surface" alarm. Ill have to try that when I got more time. Thank you!
  19. Uncheck the output sequence numbers In the disk copy of the CD and change the post to like the following at the tool change. From: pbld, n$, *t$, sm06, e$ To: pbld, *n$, *t$, sm06, e$
  20. If you need to probe a pocket, you feed to the desired depth with your protected move and remove the Z depth call in the measurement cycle. Otherwise it will treat it as a web.
  21. Code looks correct. What alarm are you getting when trying to run the program?
  22. I said this before but maybe worth saying again... 12th gen intels are a huge step in performance over previous gens, more than we've seen recently. DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 help a ton. A Benchmark 3.0 time with a similar system above, 2:09 !!! I'm running a high end 10th gen system and I'm a minute slower. That's a massive gain! ...so ya, that setup will be good!
  23. I'd assume (and you know what they say about that..) that NPlus is probably a nACRo or nACo, which from my understanding is basically a nano version of the AlCrN coating. I know that it is harder (as in, cuts & wears better) than traditional AlCrN, but I don't have any real data to back that up.
  24. This is the code I tried, with different values, of course. 1. T01M06 2. G54X0Y0 3. G43H1Z100.0 4. G65 P9832 5. G65P9810Z10.F3000 6. G65P9822A30.D50.Z-10.S2 7. G65P9810Z100. 8. G65P9833 9. G28Z100. I tried omitting some of the lines to see if it would do what I needed it to, but dice. We're making gages for plastic parts and I was trying to measure at the machine. IT going to be more of a learning experience for the next time, now I just want to know how. Thanks!
  25. I just got the lower tier of that same system (Precision 3660) a couple days ago, Nvidia RTX A2000 instead of your A4000, half the ram, half the HD space and an i7 instead of an i9 I couldn't be happier with it. I think the RTX series video card makes a huge difference. One thing you should be aware of though, I had to go in to the Nvidia Control Panel and set the "OpenGL REndering GPU" from Auto Select to Nvidia RTX A2000. Right now I have a model of a fixture up on the screen, with 5 part models, 5 clamps, screws, washers, pushers... Even with Translucency turned on I'm flipping this model around looking at it from all angles and it's so fast and smooth. It used to look like I was watching a slow flip book animation.
  26. Throw up the code so we can review. There are certain ways to force ID and OD measurements.
  27. I do my rotations through routers but it doesn't have to done this way. Anyway this is how I do it... O5011 (8 PART CLUSTERTOWER ROUTER) (-0-) WHILE[#[#539+600+[7-1]]EQ1]DO1 (SURFACE 1) IF[#172EQ5002]GOTO113 IF[#172EQ5003]GOTO112 IF[#172EQ5006]GOTO112 #900=[#539+[7-1]] <<<<<<<<<<<<< G91 G00 X0 G54 P[#900] <<<<<<<<<<<<< M11 (PALLET UNLOCK) <<<<<<<<<<<<< G90 G00 B90. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< M10 (PALLET LOCK) <<<<<<<<<<<<<< G2201 B90. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< G91 G00 X0 G59 <<<<<<<<<<<<<< M#173 P[#170+1] <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< GOTO112 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< END1 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< N112 G69 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< WHILE[#[#539+600+[8-1]]EQ1]DO1 (SURFACE 2) IF[#172EQ5001]GOTO116 IF[#172EQ5002]GOTO113 IF[#172EQ5005]GOTO113 #900=[#539+[8-1]] G91 G00 X0 G54 P[#900] M11 (PALLET UNLOCK) G90 G00 B90. M10 (PALLET LOCK) G2201 B90. G90 G00 X0 Y0 G59 G68 X0 Y0 R180. M#173 P[#170+3] GOTO113 END1 N113 G69 ____________________________________________________________________ (Z ROTATION PROGRAM FOR B AXIS) -------------------------------------- #999=0(AMOUNT OF PALLET ROTATION FOR MACHINING) G90 G00 B[#999] M98 P5502 -------------------------------------- (ADD TOP THREE BLOCKS TO TOP OF EACH PROCESS) (ADD G59 TO THE FIRST XY LOCATION BLOCK) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> M99 (B AXIS COORDINATE ROTATION ) O5502(Z ROTATION PROGRAM FOR TOP SIDE MACHINING) #100=[6980+[#4130*20]](CURRENT FIXTURE OFFSET NUMBER) #101=[#100+1](NUMBER FOR CURRENT OFFSET X) #102=[#100+2](NUMBER FOR CURRENT OFFSET Y) #103=[#100+3](NUMBER FOR CURRENT OFFSET Z) #104=[#100+4](NUMBER FOR CURRENT OFFSET B) #105=[ABS[#921]-ABS[#[#103]]](Z LENGTH FROM PALLET CL) #106=[#[#101]](X LENGTH FROM PALLET CL) #107=SQRT[[#105*#105]+[#106*#106]](HYPOTENUSE LENGTH) #108=ATAN[#106]/[#105](ANGLE FROM PALLET CL TO PART ORIGIN) (NOW MAKING NEW G59 COORDINATES) #109=[SIN[#108-#999]*[#107]](PART ANGLE + ORIGIN ANGLE X LENGTH) #110=[COS[#108-#999]*[#107]](PART ANGLE + ORIGIN ANGLE Z LENGTH) #5321=[#109](X G59 COORDINATE) #5322=[#[#102]] #5323=[#921]+[#110](Z G59 COORDINATE) #5324=[#[#104]] M99 ___________________________________________________ VARIABLE LIST #170 PROCESS COUNTER/SUBPROGRAM ASSIGNER #172 ROUTING NUMBER #173 SUBPROGRAM STYLE (M98=98, M198=198) #539 FIRST OFFSET NUMBER EACH PALLET #900 CURRENT WORK OFFSET NUMBER #921 -37.3631 (ENSHU GE480H No.193)(DISTANCE FROM SPINDLE END TO CENTERLINE OF PALLET Z) (ONE FOR EACH MACHINE) #999 ROTATION ANGLE G-CODE LIST s_xz_coordinate_rotation = "G2201"
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