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  2. Metallic

    Paperless reporting on shop floor

    M4573RMZD as we are in a University setting, security is not a huge priority, while we do a lot of work with researchers at our labs, our network is pretty impervious to issues. We have campus wide security protocols, and within our department is a robust IT team with a secure server/network. Pushing setup sheets and code is not a huge concern for us, and no ITAR or anything. PDF format would be ideal as then markups could be possible, the back and forth between operator and programmer much more streamlined. I will look into Invaware. Hope someone has done this...NYCCNC posted a video of a shop tour at 3DTechDraw in Europe and they had implemented paperless everything
  3. ajmer

    MC2020 Tool Tabs

    in 2020 you can turn of that annoying behaviour
  4. Corey Hampshire

    RAM usage on stock models

    I googled it real quick. It is the highest you can make a task, but it looks like it may cause problems with other applications such as keyboard and mouse. I would stick with High and give that a shot.
  5. Metallic

    RAM usage on stock models

    I just found this as well, and changed to high. Do you know what the "Realtime" setting does? Thanks EDIT: Definitely regenerated a 2MB OptiRest toolpatch MUCH quicker, but still capping RAM at 66.66667%
  6. ajmer

    advanced rotary

    Take a look at this file IHS_DWG_00005074_OGS_FINAL_SPRIAL.mcam
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  8. huskermcdoogle

    No tool wear? So let me get this straight

    Just out of curiosity, how many CAM packages out there do have good support for 3D comp, both for 5 axis and 3 axis toolpaths? My gut tells me we aren't the only ones lacking this functionality. Correct me if I am wrong but don't we lack surface/tool contact point in the NCI with any of the 3D tool paths which is what you would need to calculate the 3D comp Vector. IIRC even the MW paths lack this in the NCI, under the hood I would imagine that data is available for all paths. I would be perfectly happy if they just gave us more framework to work within. I would have ran with it ages ago, in a previous life, would have made my life much easier doing 3D rotary surfacing. They could even bother to allow us to post standard comp in the classic 5X paths, for that last few years. (has that functionality been restored yet?)
  9. Corey Hampshire

    RAM usage on stock models

    Let us know if it works, but yes that is the right spot.
  10. Seedy steve

    RAM usage on stock models

    I keep hearing mention of this priority setting... so I looked for it again in task manager, this time I found the setting by right clicking on mastercam under processes page , and found priority listed I went ahead and set it to high, idk if that will make life better, but i hope so. thanks Corry.
  11. #Rekd™

    advanced rotary

    Use Morph between 2 curves to cut the material out. Use the finishing shoulder as a check surface in your collision settings.
  12. westernoftexas

    advanced rotary

    I dont have toolpaths that is what I am trying to do . I need to try and use the rotary advanced function
  13. westernoftexas

    advanced rotary

    sprial part.ZIP
  14. #Rekd™

    advanced rotary

    Your file has no toolpaths, upload the file with the toolpaths.
  15. BobaFettup

    Stock Transfer/POCO

    This is what I inherited, it would just get copied and modified into each program requiring cutoff/transfer/eject. The machine is a DMG NLX 1500/500. I've just gotten into simple macros but nothing starting to approach this yet, but I agree a macro would be the most reasonable path since I do not have the corresponding post for the POCO.
  16. westernoftexas

    advanced rotary

    along with the hamfer I also need to square up the back wall and cut radii in the corners . The chamfers are not the only thing i am trying to get done
  17. #Rekd™

    advanced rotary

    Use the Axis sub and use contour-3D Chamfer.
  18. jlw™

    Right angle head programming

    The generic Haas TR post has RAH built in and is extremely easy to tweak.
  19. jlw™

    MC2020 Tool Tabs

    I am a reseller and fanboi - I hate them. They mess me up because if I'm in wireframe I pick that tab then create or select my geometry. Close arcs is on the right and on the tools tab it is on the left so I turn them off. That's part of what I love about Mastercam - I can set it the way I want it. I don't even use any personalized tabs because I see so many different installs and the tools tabs get me every time. I have 10 left thumbs when I try to use some one else's computer. Except for you guys still hating on tabs... I like the tabs but I want Microsoft to kill the stupid little boxes when I use Alt+ keys.
  20. jlw™

    Stock Transfer/POCO

    I would like to see what you do. Just short of knowing the exact travel of the machine I don't know how to do it in Mastercam but once you know the travel you can set it up really easily. So macro is the only way imo. Just messed with my first Haas bar feeder yesterday. I must say, Haas has done this one right. I don't like not having manual control but you can G105 Q# whatever and it just works.
  21. jlw™

    No tool wear? So let me get this straight

    Did Joanie get back in here???
  22. The latest Windows update has changed a few things on my computer!! The taskbar on the desktop has changed colors, and the open programs no longer display the thumbnail views! Anyone know how to fix this?? HELP...................................
  23. Old_Bear

    Where is the active reports tutorial

    I think they mean https://users.mastercam.com/Default.aspx?siteId=13&ReturnUrl=%2FForum11.aspx
  24. I was told by cimquest, our mastercam provider that there is a tutorial here for active reports, anyone know where it is?
  25. westernoftexas

    advanced rotary

    Hello to all , I need some help from you guys I have been trying to program this part on the 4th axis ( rotary ) using the new rotary advanced function. I have been able to come up with a basic tool path using axis sub. but I really need the rotary advanced to be bale to cut chamfers on the top edge on the ribs and other smaller details that the axis sub can not do . I have attached a drawing from mastercam 2018 i could really use some help . I have never used the function so I have no idea what each box is asking for I have tried to play around with it but I havent been able to get it to do what I want it to do . I need to machine the spaces in between the sprial ribs . Any help /pointers are greatly appreciated DWG 00005074_OGS_FINAL SPRIAL.mcam
  26. AHarrison1

    Paperless reporting on shop floor

    A company I used to work for had implemented something like this for their shop , https://www.google.com/search?q=mr+narrative&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA774CA790&oq=Mrnarr&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.6847j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. using Ipads. It worked pretty well provided it was used properly. It worked with a book, chapter and page system. The book being the part/part#, Chapters being machine/tool setup, Quality issues and alerts, assembly instructions etc. the pages would then be the different tools with relevant info. Whenever someone added a page to a chapter such as a quality alert it would go live straight away.
  27. sharles

    Paperless reporting on shop floor

    We are looking to do this as well...in the immediate future. Our IT department is currently installing touch monitors that can withstand the dirt and grime of the shop floor at each work station. And then we will dump all of our paperwork onto the network where our operators can access them WITHOUT having access to our original files. We use a combination of Varco reports for our tool build sheets, Excel for the description of our toolpaths and powerpoint for our setup instructions. We also plan to give them screen shots of the toolpaths or we may create .exe files since verify and simulate both support that... That's the general direction our managers plan to move...but we'll see how it actually plays out in the next month or two...
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