Leon82

A giant note crippled mastercam today for me

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The customer had the standard ITAR no reproduction only approved contractor note in the step file. Took a couple minutes to open and I couldn't navigate if I zoomed out it would take a couple minutes to zoom out.

 

I clicked a note and hit delete 5 minutes later I was able to navigate and function normally.

But according to the level manager it only had 127 entities. Can a  note really take up that much space?

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If the letters are 25.4 meters yeah, sure.  They could totally be YUUUUUUGE. Or if the note was splines AND big... that'll do it.

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5 hours ago, cncappsjames said:

. Or if the note was splines AND big... that'll do it.

Yes, I made some spliney letters today, it was lagging my computer.

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I seems that MC has gotten a little worse with each generation on its ability to handle splines.

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On 2/28/2020 at 6:05 PM, Leon82 said:

The customer had the standard ITAR no reproduction only approved contractor note in the step file. Took a couple minutes to open and I couldn't navigate if I zoomed out it would take a couple minutes to zoom out.

 

I clicked a note and hit delete 5 minutes later I was able to navigate and function normally.

But according to the level manager it only had 127 entities. Can a  note really take up that much space?

We're doing more in the last couple versions of MC to bring in the AP242 data, so that 'note' might actually be a '3D Annotation' entity that is actually lots of polylines and not a text string (depending on how its represented in the STEP file).

If you want I could take a look at it and maybe provide some help as to what it is and why its there.

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I would either put that note on a separate level, or highlight the solid model and hit ALT+E to have just the solid showing and see if your computer works fine after that.

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7 hours ago, Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. said:

We're doing more in the last couple versions of MC to bring in the AP242 data, so that 'note' might actually be a '3D Annotation' entity that is actually lots of polylines and not a text string (depending on how its represented in the STEP file).

If you want I could take a look at it and maybe provide some help as to what it is and why its there.

I'll check with the bosses. But I believe the customer is doing more of that lately.

Usually the models come in with extra long entities on the zero. Like 40 inches long

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5 hours ago, Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. said:

Leon82,

Did you end up pursuing this any further?

I'd like to investigate whether there's a STEP import issue we're not aware of.

If you can't send a file, I understand,

Pete

I haven't. I can ask my boss tomorrow.

It is an ITAR file

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