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  3. Thad

    XY position

    It doesn't sound like the simplest way to me. Try the method I (with the help of JP) mentioned above. Create point position-Autocursor Relative-click your corner- type in your XY position.
  4. Cannon

    Verify not working

    I have year old machine with QUADRO P4000 8GB and 32gb memory so it should work.
  5. Colin Gilchrist

    Capturing a MD parameter

    Did you set 'rd_mch_ent_no$'? That variable controls "what parameters" are available to 'pmachineinfo$'. By default, it gets set to read "only the active axis stream" for a given operation, at a "tool change event". You will see this in the MPMaster Post: if sof = 1, [ maxfeedpm = 999999 #Uncomment these variables to force use of machine def values as initial lowest max feedrate value maxfeedpm_m = 9999999 #Otherwise the default (post) initialization setting is used as initial value #minfeedpm = 999999 #minfeedpm_m = 999999 !maxfeedpm, !maxfeedpm_m #, !minfeedpm, !minfeedpm_m rd_mch_ent_no$ = 0 rd_md$ #Read machine definition parameters - calls pmachineinfo$ ] rd_mch_ent_no$ = syncaxis$ #Retrieve machine parameters based on current axis combination - read from .nci G950 line rd_md$ #Read machine definition parameters - calls pmachineinfo$ rd_tlpathgrp$ # Read toolpath group parameters - calls pmachineinfo$ In that piece of code, we first test the value of 'sof = 1'. If that is true (presumably at the start of processing), then all the code below it is read. Notice that 'rd_mch_ent_no$' is set to '0'. Then there is a call to 'rd_md$', which calls 'pmachineinfo$ for each of the Parameters. You probably need some code like the following: rd_mch_ent_no$ = -1 #GET ALL MD PARAMETERS rd_md$ #Read machine definition parameters - calls pmachineinfo$ Then, inside pmachineinfo$, get the value of '17435'. I also like to add a "trap", to test for values, because MD Parameter Numbers can be overwritten. In other words; some MD Parameter values can be shared between multiple 'components'. As we process the "axis combination", we do this component-by-component. At some point, we should get 'the value you want'. You should initialize a 2nd variable, to save the value as a backup. (A "test" if you will...) Add: fmt "" 2 main_stk_pos "" #Main spindle stock position fmt "" 2 sav_main_stk_pos "" #Main spindle stock position saved during pmachineinfo$ loop Try this inside pmachineinfo$: if prmcode$ = 17435, [ main_stk_pos = rpar(sparameter$,1) if main_stk_pos <> zero & main_stk_pos <> -9999, sav_main_stk_pos = main_stk_pos result = mprint("The next value shown is current value of main_stk_pos") result = mprint(main_stk_pos) result = mprint("The next value shown is current value of sav_main_stk_pos") result = mprint(sav_main_stk_pos) ]
  6. Rstewart

    Verify not working

    I did everything CNC recommended, and Verify works maybe 40% of the time. Just hopeful that 2021 update 2 will fix this.
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  8. crazy^millman

    Computer specs for running mastercam

    I would like to see how much faster Mastercam would be with this new drive. Samsung 980 Pro 1TB
  9. crazy^millman

    XY position

    Well I can model just about anything I need in Mastercam from any print. I have taken some extremely complex models and done everything I need to them with Boolean add/remove for years before the Model Prep stuff came along. Before stock models existed I use to backlot the toolpaths and save the geometry and make solids of the part in the steps they were being made to through different operations machining of those parts. Now with Model Prep and other features in Mastercam I can normally do anything I need. I still like using Spaceclaim for certain things since it a true CAD software. I used Fusion and think they have a good interface, but the limits of Mastercam are not in it's CAD ability and as such don't limit me to do anything I need for any machine I make programs for. You will get there and good to see you asking great questions and digging into Mastercam. If you worked where I worked I would teach you and show you anything I can to help you along.
  10. crazy^millman

    Verify not working

    Sorry I grabbed the 2021 and agree I don't see it for 2020.
  11. tazbierek

    XY position

    Hmm okay. Anyway have to use it as cad too so I need to try
  12. Elmer Fudd

    Verify not working

    No graphics support?
  13. Elmer Fudd

    Verify not working

    I did a repair install and it fixed it. Thanks for everybody's input.
  14. crazy^millman

    Verify not working

    Might try turning off the Acceleration performance in the advanced settings.
  15. M.Bluedorn

    Capturing a MD parameter

    I added that just to get it to output anything at all. But even then I either got '0.' or '-9999.' I tried several different strategies and none of them gave me anything other than that.
  16. Elmer Fudd

    Verify not working

    I'm retiring at the end of the year so this is temporary. They wanted to replace my computer because it ran windows 7. I begged them to wait till the end of the year but they said no. We are just pee-ons down here in the shop so we only need hand me down computers.
  17. crazy^millman

    XY position

    That is called parametric controls and Mastercam is not there for a CAD system. It is primary a CAM software that offers CAD where as Fusion is a CAD trying to squeeze CAM into them.
  18. tazbierek

    XY position

    Ok so i tried several options and, I select enteties, and usin dynamic transform, puting gnom in center of enteties, transform to midpoint nex enteties and after that puting values to set distance from that enteties, i dont know if its the simplest way but it works . But i have to say if its the best way then its a waaaaaaaay worse than in fusion where i can select enteties put d(dimension) and simply select enteties which i want and put values,. BTW Sorry for english, learning same as mastercam
  19. crazy^millman

    Verify not working

    Oh you're not planning on do really work that system are you? Just surfing the internet and playing some games right? Sorry for being a smart arse, but I wouldn't even think of using Windows 10 without 16gb of memory just to do daily tasks. What is the video card on that machine and need to get up to 32gb of memory quick as possible.
  20. nickbe10

    Capturing a MD parameter

    MD Parameters operating via a look up table
  21. Elmer Fudd

    Verify not working

  22. crazy^millman

    Lathe Groove (Chain) Smooth vs. Steps glitch

    Might look at the Plunge Turn for that shape in the future. It says ISCAR, but every Lathe tool company has a tool that will work.
  23. AHarrison1

    Lathe Groove (Chain) Smooth vs. Steps glitch

    Seems excessive for a lead in. Another setting worth looking at is 'use stock for outer boundary' which looks at stock remaining from previous ops and minimizes air cuts.
  24. Rstewart

    Flatten Drafted Surface

    One-click perfection! Thanks JP
  25. crazy^millman

    Capturing a MD parameter

    Just because it is in the documentation doesn't mean it is getting passed through the NCI into the MP to read it. Might need to send a requests to the Post department at CNC Software and see if this is one of them that just isn't. Post this up on the official Mastercam forum and they should answer you pretty quickly. Looks like you have the understanding of how might just be one of these just not been found missing till now.
  26. Thanks, I put a huge number in for lead in length (5") and it cleared up my problem. I kept scaling it up in small increments thinking I wasn't way out but in the end it was somewhere between .350 and .400" needed to clear previous cuts. Sometimes the error is obvious when you simulate and you find a cone shaped part, here it just didn't show up.
  27. crazy^millman

    Macro variable question

    G54.2 Variables information I have
  28. Here you go. netPropertyManager-AddIn Older Verisions.zip
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