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DrawNciPoints Chook Mastercam 2021

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This chook draws points used in the selected operation after the chook is run, run it again to disengage the function. Targeted toward 3axis mill operations, a different way to analyze your toolpath.

 

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DrawNciPoints.dll

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26 minutes ago, Aaron Eberhard - CNC Software said:

I'm not quite sure after watching the video, does this do something fundamentally different than turning on "Endpoint"under "Advanced Display?"

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With this chook you can view the toolpath points without the blue lines/arcs in the display (points only).

The points are also visible in the users points style which could make the points easily visible.

There is also a feature that each point is drawn in different color depending on if it is a drill point, rapid point,g1 or movement g2/g3 movement.

Yellow == rapid, Green == g1, blue == g2/g3, red == drillpoint

I used it yesterday to easily detect an operation with a low retract out of 100's of toolpaths.

 

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On 7/28/2020 at 3:09 PM, Aaron Eberhard - CNC Software said:

I'm not quite sure after watching the video, does this do something fundamentally different than turning on "Endpoint"under "Advanced Display?"

I now used it to create a filtering mechanism that shows only the points using the specified tool in a nesting operation, I also added the ability to store the points as mastercam entities.

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On 7/31/2020 at 4:57 PM, byte said:

I now used it to create a filtering mechanism that shows only the points using the specified tool in a nesting operation, I also added the ability to store the points as mastercam entities.

DrawNciPoints.dll

DrawNciPoints.ft

That's a cool improvement :)

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