Spotterhphc

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Hello All 

I am seeking help on Mastercam Simulator with regards to part position. As you can see in the picture attached, the part is positioned through my Z axis cover. My XYZ+ directions are all in the proper direction per the machine. I played with "workpiece_transform  rotaion about Y " to get the part to visually look correct but i can't get it to stay that way and simulate correctly. I know this isn't much info, so ask me what you need and ill try to answer. Thanks in advance!

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Is this attached to a post? If so then see if there are things with the WCS you need to do to control things. 

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No it's not currently attached. I was just looking into that this morning but can't find much on what steps to take to do that. Is this a reseller question?

Thanks! 

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7 hours ago, Spotterhphc said:

No it's not currently attached. I was just looking into that this morning but can't find much on what steps to take to do that. Is this a reseller question?

Thanks! 

Yes that is a re-seller question and understand if not using MT then you will only be able to see milling and no turning using Machinesim. 

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Try going to the Post Settings tab (2nd tab in the 2nd image you posted) and there is a section near the top called "Select between the two solutions for startup".  There are several options in the drop-down menu... have a mess around in there! 😀

 

EDIT - although the page is called Post Settings, you don't need to have a post processor attached to it to affect the simulation.  Also I presume that you are trying to get the tool to start near the bottom of the workpiece rather than the top in which case those options will hopefefully help.  If I misunderstood then I'm sorry about my rather flippant reply above!

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I'm going to assume that before you start simulation, you have your WCS and workpiece oriented the way you will see it looking down from the Z-axis.  If this is the case, depending on where your part x/y/z zero is, you may have to change Workpiece Position to "Translation in XYZ", and adjust those until you get the part where you want it.  This is what I usually have to do to get it on my fixturing where I need it.

 

Hope this helps.

Brent

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