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  2. peter ~

    INVALID FEEDRATE : POSTS F0.

    Nah it was in the line with the interpolation commands and the coordiantes. I scrubbed my configuration and machine and control def and replaced it with the backup..it is still giving me problems.
  3. JParis

    INVALID FEEDRATE : POSTS F0.

    are you getting the F0. on a line by itself? I've seen that while using contour add ` to the feed variable so if it's the only thing to be output on a line, it will not post
  4. peter ~

    INVALID FEEDRATE : POSTS F0.

    It is set in both.
  5. Leon82

    INVALID FEEDRATE : POSTS F0.

    Is it set in the tool or just the parameter page
  6. Today
  7. JB7280

    License "borrowing"

    I understand that, unfortunately, I don't call the shots. In the past, I believe they did it so most of the machinists had access to Mastercam. But now we've moved to having dedicated programmers, just stuck with the network licenses.
  8. hello all Having a little issue with the manual entry in mastercam 2019. We switched over to 2019 from 2017 today and I tried posting out my program. Normally I start with a manual entry with some instructions, then my toolpaths and then I end with another manual entry with some more instructions. I have spaces (blank lines) in the manual entry text box (alt+255) to keep it neat and readable. In 12017, this worked like a charm. In 2019, it's posting out like the blank lines are not even there. Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening and a fix for it. I'm also occasionally not able to regenerate the manual entry op if I edit the text. Has anyone else had this issue? Thanks Joey
  9. Hi, some of my operations are displaying invalid feed rate and outputting f0. when I post, however thei IS a feed rate set for all tools and ops.
  10. 5th Axis CGI

    License "borrowing"

    Why and were a HASP is better for these types of situations.
  11. TERRYH

    Lag issues

    Thanks will give them a try. The part is a large Alum casting for a carpet mold for a vehicle, it contains the original solid, a surface file created from that solid and a new file that was imported to do engineering changes, plus all the geo. I created for boundaries and other stuff.
  12. JParis

    License "borrowing"

    No
  13. JB7280

    License "borrowing"

    We have multiple server licenses. In order to use Mastercam from home, or away from the shop, I have to access the server via VPN then access Mastercam that way. I know that Solidworks, and some other CAM platforms allow you to "borrow" or "check out" a license while you're on the server, which you can then use later, without access to the server. Then once you're back at the shop, you "return" that license. Does Mastercam have a feature like this?
  14. Colin Gilchrist

    Lag issues

    At that size, you've just got to make some compromises. I hate to say it, but reduce the file size by going to 'a single setup per file'. Save STL files out of Verify to use as 'stock' for the Operation. Ditch anything not essential from the file. Run 'remove history' on all your solids. Delete any you don't need.
  15. Hey I really appreciate it Jayson. It's my goal to be an always better programmer (at whatever speed that occurs, but better not worse) and good posts and sims are going to help advance that.
  16. This whole undertaking is not about bashing, it's about trying to help Mastercam understand they have to be able to support a sim more like postability supports a post. Manufacturing guys need help in days, not months. I appreciate your help here, but please don't take ownership of any of CNC software's process issues. My reality isn't changing (I'm not changing facts). When I say post I mean a post and a sim is a sim. I've had the mill turn sim for 2.5 or 3 years, this most recent issue is running 6 weeks open, I've only put in 3 requests total, to get royal collet chucks took about a year, tool holders correct to the machine tool package was maybe 12 months- I had it in and I got to maintenance, reminded the reseller we're on maintenance to get this stuff serviced and they turned that around 1.5 months with errors and an edit a month or so after that reminder. This last issue we ran into because we were getting more advanced in mill turn and stopped keeping the upper on the left and the lower on the right. When I said post I meant my postability post for Y axis single turret machines. That one took me 3.5 years to figure out mostly because I got frustrated and quit trying in the middle, but I think it's right now and the final postability edits took one day for 3 back and forth edits. My biggest road block with the postability one was being new to programming and not knowing the axis combos for mill ops- long story we had worked with some consultant trainers, and Shopware and weren't able to get those fully ironed out and early on I was depending on them, then when they were gone I made a couple attempts to solve some stuff but had a hard time communicating that to an intermediary between us and postability before I settled in with work arounds, so it was really hard to know whether my post issues were me or the post, but we hired a programmer this year and I worked with that guy for a few hours and we were able to take that work to postability and fix the Y axis single turret post.
  17. mayday

    Lag issues

    mine are between 1 an d 2 gig. one thing I found was if at all possible DO NOT use solid geometry in your tool paths, it will kill the regen time I always create curves and surfaces and drive the path from that
  18. Austin, wanted to let you know we are reviewing this now.
  19. JParis

    Lag issues

    Big file = poor performance regardless of computer spec's and at 2.3 gigs, that's not a big file, that's a HUGE file Convert solids to surfaces if you can and dump the solids out..that can help
  20. TERRYH

    Lag issues

    I am working with 2019 on a file that's 2.3GB and up until today it has seemed to be ok but it seems to have gotten very slow in everything I try and do, I have run the RAM saver shut down and re started my PC and MC is there anything I can do or try to speed it up? The only other stuff I have open are power point excel and my email
  21. 5th Axis CGI

    Tool Info in Comments by default

    Yes possible, but problem is going to be what specific information are you looking to have output. do a search Peter has done an extremely powerful method of outputting data. Issue is going to be MP changes have made what Peter did pretty much obsolete, but you have to download a Router post to see it implemented into the Generic posts from CNC Software.
  22. Kalibre

    Tool Info in Comments by default

    Do you mean at a tool change, in the tool table, or both? An example of what you want it to look at would help.
  23. It is certainly out of date and essentially deprecated at this point but you might be able to use AddArcPoint() If you open or create a VBScript in Mastercam Code Editor you will get intellisense to help find functionality.
  24. I have a question where is the option to put the tool in use in comments in G code by default ?? doesn't matter if I input info in the comments section I want the tool information always in the code, is that possible? Thanks!!
  25. Hi, I was wondering if their is a way to add arcs instead of points to a drill op via vbscript. Here is my code for drilling : '///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Function DrillAllAddToOperation(LevelToDrill,PathToOpLibrary,OpNameAsString,OpCommentAsString,OverRideSettings,currentview) Call FreeChains Call UnselectAll Call RepaintScreen(True) Call SetCPlaneNumber(currentview) Call SetTPlaneNumber(currentview) Call ZeroPts Dim SearchArcs SearchArcs = StartDBSearch(mc_alive, mc_arctype) If SearchArcs Then Do If Not LevelToDrill <> GetEntityLevel Then Dim Arc Set Arc = New McAr If GetArcData(GetEntityEptr, Arc) = True Then Call AddDrillPoint (Arc.X, Arc.Y, -1) End If End if Loop While NextDBSearch End If If MakeOperationFromName(PathToOpLibrary,OpNameAsString,OpCommentAsString, OverRideSettings) <> mcOPERATION_INVALID Then Else End If Call SetCPlaneNumber(mcVIEW_TOP) Call SetTPlaneNumber(mcVIEW_TOP) Call ZeroPts End Function '///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Thank youu! ps. I know this language is out of date but IT is having trouble download visual studio onto my machine with windows 10
  26. Leon82

    matsura mx-520 pc4

    We have one and another on the way. It runs pretty good. It has some nice features for tombstone work also. Camplete is good also. I have modified my nc format to be super awesome also. For bt they just have to switch the atc arm fingers
  27. It has been a decade since I have used Vericut. When I did we were using NX with no Volumill. When we ran the programs through the vericut OptiPath module we saw big reductions in roughing times. My question is for people using Force or OptiPath now with Volumill/Dynamic style toolpaths, what kind of time savings are you seeing in real life? So often these toolpaths are running at the limit of the machines accel/decel and feedrates. Did you change your programming to better utilize the Force/OptiPath?
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