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Henry, I presume your files are on a network? I don't get the pictures when posting a network file. Locally it works fine.

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Is there a way to stop it from rounding. I have a .1875 radius, it outputs .19

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Is there a way to stop it from rounding. I have a .1875 radius, it outputs .19

 

 

This Question comes up all the time.....The number of decimal places comes from the Windows enviorment - you need to go to lang. setting and change it there.

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Not sure what I've got here

I downloaded and have the X+ folder in the shared mcamx5 folder

but it isn't showing up in my toolbar states.

The X+ folder has a slew of stuff, 8 .dll, 10 XSS, a png folder, etc

I clicked on a "MakeToolBar" application in there, nota

I tried to re-download but got a mess of errors in German so I don't know what

that was about.

Re-Booted..?

Running Win XP BTW

Any clues to what I messed up??

Thanks

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I found one issue with the Setup Sheet. When using raster, parallel, or blend toolpaths, the "cycle time" is dramatically inaccurate. For example. I created a raster path at a 90 degree machining angle which back plotted at 4 minutes and the setup sheet reflected the same cycle time. I changed the machining angle to 0 degrees, the path back plotted at 4 minutes but the setup sheet stated 1-hour and 8 minutes. Maybe there is a setting on my end that needs to be tweaked. Anyone else see this?

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It looks like all files are installed except the x+.ft which should be located in mcamx5\chooks\.

I am not sure what could cause the error.

MakeToolbar.exe is supposed to create the X+ toolbar in Mastercam and also create the X+.ft file in mcamx5\chooks\.

 

You can try to do it manual.

There is a template of the X+.ft file in %public%\documents\my mcamx5\x+\ called "X+.ft_".

Copy the file to the chooks folder and rename it to X+.ft.

Then you have to edit the file. Rename all the "@shared_x5" to the correct path of your public mcamx5 folder.

I.e.: "C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx5"

 

Before:

 

APPLICATION "X+"

FUNC_DLL "@shared_x5\X+\X+.dll"

RES_DLL "@shared_x5\X+\lang.dll"

CATEGORY "X+"

FUNCTION CPP "FlipGradientBG"

SBMP 18000

LBMP 18001

TIP 5

END_FUNCTION

...

 

 

After:

 

APPLICATION "X+"

FUNC_DLL "C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx5\X+\X+.dll"

RES_DLL "C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx5\X+\lang.dll"

CATEGORY "X+"

FUNCTION CPP "FlipGradientBG"

SBMP 18000

LBMP 18001

TIP 5

END_FUNCTION

...

 

 

After that you can create the X+ toolbar in Mastercam.

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peon, can I have the file?

 

Here is the file Gunther. Toolpath operations #1 and #2 reflect the correct cycle time. Toolpath #3 is inaccurate. Thank you for looking. I love this setup sheet!!!

RASTER_CYCLE_TIME.Z2G

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Gunther, I see what was causing the error.

 

If you look at the error image you will see that it is pointing to:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\shared mcamx5\

 

instead of:

 

C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx5

 

I fixed up my mcamx.config file and know the install works properly.

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I am new to this 3rd party add on. Where are instructions on how to use it?

 

 

 

MasterCam X5 MU1 :)

Mill Level 3/Solids/Moldplus/Multi axis

 

Dell Precision - T3500

Intel Xeon Quad Core W3565 @3.20GH

Windows 7 - x64 - 6G

nVidia Quadro 2000 1G

(Solid Box Cobalt Level 1)

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Thank you for all the work on the Tool List application, I really like the format. Is there a way to capture the screenshot as a black and white image ? Thanks

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Columbo,

 

I have Windows 7 and I placed the logo.png file here?

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\mcamx5

 

Also, my logo is 194 x 167. Could the size of your logo be the problem?

 

I didn't have any problems so I'm just trying to come up with some things for you to try.

 

 

I did try puting the file in that directory.

 

Also logo size that I have is 96 x 96

 

 

 

Henry, I presume your files are on a network? I don't get the pictures when posting a network file. Locally it works fine.

 

 

Terry,

 

We are using a nethasp here. But mastercam is loaded on each pc so I am pretty sure it is running locally.

 

 

 

BTW....

 

I also dont get the tool picture.

 

I switched from HTML to excel and then the logo works. Going back to HTML it does not.

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Does anyone know of a way to change the tool list sheet so it doesn't round the cutter diameters and depth?

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Yes , go to START>CONFIG>REGIONAL OPTION and set the number at 123 456 789.0000

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I have a question. Is there anyway that when you capture a screen image it saves at a specific size? I use a Excel template and everytime I paste the screenshot into excel I always have to resize it.

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Is there anyway to have the Tool List display the number of flutes ?

 

thanks

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Is there anyway to have the Tool List display the number of flutes ?

 

thanks

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Does anyone have any idea why I lose the lines between tools when I try to save the settings for the setup sheet?

 

Worked fine in X4, I configured the sheet how I wanted it and saved it.

 

Now in X5 I can configure it and print and it's fine, but if I save my settings and then try to print it doesn't have any lines between tools, makes it real hard to read.

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Does anyone have any idea why I lose the lines between tools when I try to save the settings for the setup sheet?

 

Worked fine in X4, I configured the sheet how I wanted it and saved it.

 

Now in X5 I can configure it and print and it's fine, but if I save my settings and then try to print it doesn't have any lines between tools, makes it real hard to read.

 

Just found it, you need to save the .css under the same name.

 

FWIW I really like this setup sheet, thanks!

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