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I have a question that might already have been awnsered in this forum, but couldnt find it so I will ask my question.

 

1) Has anybody have had a problem after selecting the edge in 3d mode, you have to select each face in loop?

 

 for some reason mastercam wont let me select in 3d mode for contour toolpath "edge & loop" at the same time to create a toolpath, and I have noticed thru videos that you should be able to select more than on chaining option in 3d mode to follow solid step files.

 

Also I hope my question makes sence.

 

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My suggestion....forget using solid edges for 2D machining.....

 

Learn how to create edge curves and use wireframe geometry.....

 

Solid edges will be limiting and more of a pain......

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The chain option you have selected in your picture... use the one right under it. It's the one that looks like a 3d chain.

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My suggestion....forget using solid edges for 2D machining.....

 

Learn how to create edge curves and use wireframe geometry.....

 

Solid edges will be limiting and more of a pain......

Jparis,

 

 Are you refering to what people say draw over step or solids to create your toolpaths.

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On a new level...Create Curve On All Edges or Create Curve On One Edge. Then use these curves to drive your toolpaths.

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