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5 Axis Drill Parameter Question

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Hi, I was upgrading a chook for Mc2020 there seems to be a change in the drill operation.

Is the use point and lines option no longer available?

#if C_H_VERSION >= 2100 // Mastercam 2019 or later
						//assign the new name to the operation
						op.u.prm_drl.typePoints = TypePoints::TYPEPOINTS_POINTS;
#else
						op.u.prm_drl.TypePoints = 1;
#endif

typedef enum : int
    {
    TYPEPOINTS_NONE                    = 0x00,
    TYPEPOINTS_POINTS                = 0x01,
    TYPEPOINTS_LINES                = 0x02,
    TYPEPOINTS_CYLINDRICAL_FEATURES    = 0x04,
    TYPEPOINTS_SOLID_HOLES            = 0x08,
    TYPEPOINTS_ARCS                    = 0x10,
    TYPEPOINTS_SOLID_ARCS            = 0x20,
    TYPEPOINTS_TAPERED_FEATURES        = 0x40,
    TYPEPOINTS_BLIND_FEATURES        = 0x80
    } TypePoints;

I don;t see the option in the list.

 

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That’s correct.  Points and Lines is no longer available as an option.  It didn’t make much sense even in its original implementation.  Instead, the user can simply select lines.  Or, better still, if the user is working with a solid, they can select the solid features.

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29 minutes ago, Mick George said:

That’s correct.  Points and Lines is no longer available as an option.  It didn’t make much sense even in its original implementation.  Instead, the user can simply select lines.  Or, better still, if the user is working with a solid, they can select the solid features.

I see, I was using point and lines to infer the vector/direction of the toolpath for each hole (5 Axis). Is this no longer possible with the update?

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I messed around with the mc2020 a bit, seems like the idea is to drive the wireframe toolpath is by lines i'm guessing I need to pass a line as a toolpath ent and define one of the endpoints as the "centerpoint".

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