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Did you notice at the top of my posted code that it outputs the TA,1 so you only have to have the machine sitting at the Command to send? you can also change that for DNC and will run from there to.

 

 

Yes I saw that, cool trick but I'm using the lancnc-fad from calmotion knowing eventually I will have to drip large programs from it. Runs off a 2G SD card. Imagine seeing that 15 years ago, we would have thought the aliens had invaded and abducted our machines.

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Such bizarre posted code :) Are you peck tapping? I see a q.05 in there! Also, I see a P100 at the end of that bad boy. Are you dwelling for 100 seconds on that cycle?

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Hmmm mine doesn't look like that, using the generic Fadal format 1 post that came with MCX6

Actually that is asking the same question. my post is old I have been using it for years.

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Yes I saw that, cool trick but I'm using the lancnc-fad from calmotion knowing eventually I will have to drip large programs from it. Runs off a 2G SD card. Imagine seeing that 15 years ago, we would have thought the aliens had invaded and abducted our machines.

That is cool tool and ya seeing that 15 years ago would of been a mind blower. LOL

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Such bizarre posted code :) Are you peck tapping? I see a q.05 in there! Also, I see a P100 at the end of that bad boy. Are you dwelling for 100 seconds on that cycle?

The Q is the pitch of the tap as for the P100 on his I was wondering my self.

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The P value will allow you to retract out of the hole faster than you tapped in.

 

Thad

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Just curiosity at this point, on our HAAS the part position ends up being G54 which you can see.

 

You can use G54 if you want. G54 = E1, G55 = E2, etc.

 

Thad

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The F in the tapping cycle in the RPM.

 

Thad

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This is the portion of the overall program I just ran. Even using a rigid tap holder it made good threads though there was a pause before the tap reversed like some of you speculated.

 

N520 ( 1/4-20 TAPRH TOOL - 3 DIA. OFF. - 3 LEN. - 3 DIA - 0.25 )

N530 T3 M6

N540 G0 G90 S250 M3 E1 X-2.5 Y1.031

N550 H3 Z.1 M8

N560 G84 G99 X-2.5 Y1.031 Z-.65 R0.1 F250. Q.05 P50

N570 X0.

N580 X2.5

N590 Y-1.031

N600 X0.

N610 X-2.5

N620 G80

N630 M5 M9

N640 G90 H0 Z0.

N650 M1

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Me again,

 

our Fadal seems to be stopping at all endpoints, even in arcs. Infinite look ahead is on in mastercam, but I remember from the "crusader M" days you could use Aux 1000 to smooth the transition. Is there a setting in the Fadal that makes it not stop at the endpoints? Seems like it should be a default.

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Add a G8 to your program. The machine defaults to G9, which is feed ramps.

 

I think G8 is not the default because you don't want it on during fixed cycles.

 

Thad

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Thank you,

 

I might be unclear on what a fixed cycle is. I don't see G9 in the code so it must be a controller default?

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Fixed cycles...drilling, tapping, boring, reaming.

 

Yes, G9 is the default in the control and does not physically show up. I hard coded a G8 in our post for milling operations.

 

Thad

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And so I will also, thank you for the tip.

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About 50 in/minute. Too much for 88HS? I hope not, I worked at a place called Toolco in Michigan that had a floor full of Fadals, I saw them doing carbon trodes at a rate I think was faster than that, all smooth motion, multi surface. Kinda miss that place.

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Hi again, just looking for shortcuts now.

 

I open up 6.

I go to machine type and select the fadal.

 

I delete group 1 in the OP manager

 

I go to properties/tool settings in the ops manager.

 

I check "assign tool numbers sequentially"

 

Is there any way to set a default machine? Lets say for mill right now I'm playing with the fadal but eventually more programs will be going on the HAAS than the Fadal. So I would like it to open up with HAAS set as the default machine, and tool numbers sequentially already selected. I did do a search for the sequential tool numbers and every post was "In the ops manager click on tool.........". There has to be a way to make it default I figure.

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In the settings configuration is default machines. Pick the one you want.

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Jim,

2 pieces to the default machine puzzle. Set the default machine as stated above and set it to mill on the start/exit page if you want it to grab the Fadal by default. You can also edit the Control Def to change the tool options on a permanent basis. Call the ofice or e-mail me.

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OK I'll call but I really really are not a phone guy, and when I post here people only answer when they have time, I feel like less of an inconvenience. Because of the "company" e-mail filter I never know if something is going to get through or not, I've been using personal e-mails to get files and posts.

 

Thank you-

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As it turns out I was in control defs but was clicking on "tool" on the left, actually needed to click on operation defaults, scroll to the top and expand properties... tool settings is in there just like in the op manager.

 

Todd is a good guy :)

 

I do appreciate all the help I am getting from the members here, I have about a year of catching up to do in a few weeks so I'm grateful for all the input.

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Having your reseller take control of your computer while your on the phone with him explaining what he is doing step by step while you watch him move the cursor around is the only way to fly....

I miss that...crybaby.gif

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Jim,

We offer that option using GoToMeeting but not all company network guru's will allow it. Todd

You are not bothering us if you call or e-mail direct.

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So, Nils is out on vacation for 2 weeks and I get to be the programmer for awhile...by myself....>.< talk about trial by fire!

 

Anyways, here's my question.

 

For some reason, when opening Mcam in the morning (Using X5 for this particular project, since the job we got has custom form-tools that had been made in X5, and half-programmed in X5.) I lose my gradient background and X5 opens in (MastercamX5 Design) instead of Mill-level 3.

 

I can go into settings -> Config -> Start/Exit -> Default start type -> Mill. But as soon as I restart the computer, we're back to design....... =/

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Not sure why it wont stick, but just choosing...

-machine type

-mill

whatever machine you use.

 

Will put you back into mill.

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