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  3. Read the forum guidelines, asking for a post here is not permitted. There is a generic MPMaster available from this site for free. You can also look on the main CNC Software Forum in the tech exchange for a post there...
  4. We have a copy of Mastercam 2020, we have it installed on the computer at work but I would like to access mastercam at home as well. The work computer is offline because we don't have a wifi router there at the moment. is it possible to do it via USB or a portable hard drive? just like having a portable hasp license.
  5. Tim Johnson

    Change tool number without changing speeds and feeds

    You can have as many speed and feed versions of the same tool as you want. Copy the original tool, adjust speeds and feeds as needed then save the tool with either the changed feed/speed or as what process that tool is created for.
  6. c++

    ecourses

    To use the silhouette boundary function ; select the solid, then in the wireframe tab select silhouette boundary and press okay.
  7. I need a post for our makino , if anyone had one it would be highly appreciated .
  8. hanjew

    ecourses

    i wish i undersood. thanks though.
  9. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    Update, after a few tweaks I got it down to 1h 45m.
  10. this video cimquest made might help you out
  11. JoshC

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    Think about this, if your tools feeding at 100ipm (or any feed for that matter) in a linear movement and we change directions with another linear movement at a 45 degree angle verses a 90 degree angle i would be curious to what deceleration and acceleration difference would be, Or going from a shallow 10 degree direction change verses a 180 degree direction change, now take all that math you came up with for every single direction change and apply it across the board to the entire toolpath, thats some intensive calculations. Not to mention the tons of other variables that go into this like machine smoothing settings, corner rounding settings, high speed machining settings, high speed look ahead, etc. Someone mentioned the hurco controller is very accurate for this but that is the same controller that interprets the code or runs that machine, mastercam makes the code but it doesn't run it, your controllers from a variety of controller manufacturers do do that. to get an accurate calculation i think there is a lot more that would go into this calculation than you might think, the software devs whom are much more intelligent than me might figure it out one day but I think sometimes people don't realize how much would be involved to get an accurate time. Some toolpaths might only have a few directional changes in them but take something like a dynamic toolpath along with the understanding that acceleration and deceleration changes based on what is needed to keep the tool on track then I am thinking a very powerful algorithm and computer would be needed to accomplish this with any kind of accuracy.
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  13. I have Mastercam 2018 I have an RS232 cable from my CNC to the PC. I set COM3 to the same speed and parameters on the CNC. How can I set Mastercam to COM3?
  14. In my user profile these functions work well, however on 2 other users there is some undefined behavior where toolpaths are being sometimes mangled, I will probably switch to using only pocket and contour toolpaths to deal with the former helix bore, circle mill toolpaths, the drilling doesn't seem to cause a problem, but I will most likely return to the c++ point based system for drilling.
  15. Thanks for the reply Roger!! I will continue to use the stl containers. So far I haven't had any instances of Mastercam crashing due to memory leaks so I would say they have been working well.
  16. mill operation defaults and operations files are stored in c:/users/public/documents/shared mcam2020/mill/ops Keep a copy elsewhere, then when your update happens just replace the files.
  17. 5th Axis CGI

    New computer sending different g code

    They are not even the same tool one has a 1/4 endmill and the other a 3/8 so now they are not going to be the same. Give us code posted for the same tool from both computers for the same tool. Then we can see what your issues are. It could be filtering it could be all types of things that have nothing to do with the computer, but the fact you not comparing apples to apples.
  18. Peter, STL Container -> Use them. Zaffin's statement here are words of wisdom.
  19. parameters.....linking parameters .. you know absolute vs incremental.. every time the company loads the new VERSION because of the annual maintenance it jacks my stuff everytime. I had my tools speeds and feeds set etc.... it used to be in config... ty
  20. I have am quoting a job that requires turning A232 forged. Does anyone have any experience turning this material and its machinability?
  21. Chally72

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    Yeah, the 2019 and 2020 behavior is that during pecks, it is feeding full depth for each peck, which means shallow pecks on deep holes for example get the backplot time blown up. I'm happy to say that this is fixed in 2021 currently.
  22. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    I would recommend downloading the free trial and testing. Yup. I was all excited that I got this bone plate programmed to a 1h 15m cycle time, and on the actual machine it took 1h 55m.
  23. JParis

    Toolholder models

    Nope, it does not...though if you pay to tie it to the post, they say it works... For me, my post gives me a clearance Z jump that I have tied to the MR's so that at a WCS or Rotation change, it jumps...so typically, I set my clearance heights way back knowing I'm going to get the Z clearance I need when I post...
  24. mayday

    Toolholder models

    one thing I dont like about machine sim on a hrz is it dont respect full Z retract at index. It blows the tool thru the part. not sure why
  25. meconer

    Add G0 first line after G41

    I know it sounds dangerous but that is the way Traub have done it. There is no movement in the G0 line. It just somehow tell the machine how to position for the next cut. And you also need to use "control" compensation instead of "wear" that I normally use. Traub has it's own special way of treating G41 and G42. They also have G46 for turning which handles offset without needing to tell which side you turn on. That information is fetched from the tool quadrant setting.
  26. JParis

    Back Plot Cycle Times Vs Reality

    I don't know about anyone else but there is no way I am basing a quote on a CAM program.....there are just too many variables outside of the CAM system....and there is no way I am going through an entire process of programming just to get a quote...maybe a path or 2 if something looks tricky but that's it. JM2C YMMV
  27. JParis

    Keyboard Shortcut Planes/Rotate Incremental

    Doesn't look to be available
  28. Corey Hampshire

    Keyboard Shortcut Planes/Rotate Incremental

    Anyone have any ideas on this?
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