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  2. Thank you Colin! They are 2B threads. I do use a thread mill for most of the threads over 1/4" and will probably bite the bullet and purchase some for the smaller sizes as well.
  3. Yes, I did that. When I simplified the cutting geometry " took out edge breaks ", Now I don't get that error message !!!
  4. Guess_who

    Aladdin license shows null

    So we have a network license, and every few days we get a license hung up and shows "null" and won't go away until we restart the server, Does anyone know of another way to fix this?
  5. I don't actually think it'll hold a million of an inch. I had never seen her before so I was intrigued. We also have a makino that for some reason has five decimal places but it is terrible I don't know if it's a sevo package or what.
  6. Newbeeee™

    New yasda 650 microcenter.

    Sticky - you dumped your Mats?
  7. 5th Axis CGI

    toolbar

    Sorry that screams
  8. PEPPERCORN RANCH

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    Are you sure about that? When using this in conjunction with change recognition does this not update the MC file? BTW... My experience with MC4SW has been less than useful. Too many bugs.
  9. LeoC

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    I use MC4SW exclusively. I started using SolidWorks back in 1999 so I am very comfortable using it. When we bought our Mastercam license, I think it was the 2nd year that MC4SW was available, so for that reason, I do not have the option to use the standard version of Mastercam. Our facility is a product development company and we have about 75 engineers here that all use SolidWorks, so for me, it is simple to open the models and be current and have a trouble free model. And I feel very comfortable if I have to add geometry or modify the model in any way. The other 2 machinist that work here, use the regular version. As Pete mentioned, "most" of the tool paths are available to me using my seat of MC4SW. Now having said that, I have had issues with training material from various vendors as they are almost exclusively designed for the standard Mastercam. With the Emastercam series of training material, I sometimes run into issues with some machining options just not being available. I was working on one of the multiaxis books and they wanted the user to use "roll die", that is not available to me with MC4SW. Also, quite often the models provided for study purposes simply won't work in SolidWorks, they blow up or are missing surfaces. I have tried exporting them in various formats and still can't get them to open properly in SolidWorks. To me, the main difference between the two versions is the CAD part. If most of the students are versed in drawing with SolidWorks, then MC4SW might be the better version to use as more time can be spent on teaching the different machining methods versus time spent on the CAD part. But also keep in mind, that I believe most machine shops are using the standard version of Mastercam, so if they were taught in school MC4SW, when they go out in the real world for a job, they might get a little push back from possible employers because they know a different version of Mastercam. Yes, if machine shops are current on their maintenance, they can run either version, but realistically, how many owners would be willing to have their programmers use different versions of Mastercam in their shop? Just my opinion, LeoC
  10. Decimal places mean diddly. The real question is, what is the positioning accuracy and repeatability? I'd guess it is about a Micron. My Makino have 4 decimal place in metric, but repeat at a micron, TP is slightly worse. Yasda is on my short list for my next machines, along with Roeders, Roku Roku etc. Mikron/Agie is not in the same class.
  11. RaiderX

    Bug? 2018

    not exactly the same motions but i have created planes in 2018 and went to the plane manager and no show? i found restarting mastercam makes them apear.
  12. Old_Bear

    Bug? 2018

    Would be something someone should check in 2020 and see if it still exists...2018 won't see any updates
  13. 5th Axis CGI

    Hamuel HSTM 1500

    Here is what I found about it: Machine Builder Link:
  14. To me, the second tool path would result in an unfinished "corner", the tool moved away from the driving arc. So yet another tool path would be required, like pencil or something, to accurately machine the "corner". Or am I missing something? LeoC
  15. So not a Guru

    Bug? 2018

    Whenever I run Repair File, my planes manager only displays the default planes. My created planes still exist, but they can't be accessed from the planes manager. Is this a known bug? And if not, is it worth reporting? I seem to remember someone saying that CNC won't fix bugs in an older version.
  16. you need to check the planes in the lower left corner of your tpaths
  17. I only have a single spindle upper left in machine definition. Somehow I was getting G55 on couple of my toolpaths.
  18. #Rekd™

    toolbar

    LMFAO!
  19. patadams2226@yahoo.com

    toolbar

    It is V6
  20. Colin Gilchrist

    New computer sending different g code

    Are you working with your Reseller for help with this issue? (Careful Nick. 1st time poster after all...)
  21. Peter Evans

    Refreshing solids with toolpaths

    I also remove the history..but wireframe has a lot of advantages for import/export/modification maybe you would mind having it around less if it were blanked?
  22. Old_Bear

    toolbar

    As in V6 not X6? If V6, good luck...
  23. patadams2226@yahoo.com

    toolbar

    Help. Reloaded an old version (mastercam 6) and only have numbers on the toolbar. How do I change them to icons pics? Thanks
  24. Try offsetting the geom you're using for the air regions and trim the angled geom of the pocket to the curves, I've seen issues like that with sharp corners greater then 90deg
  25. PEPPERCORN RANCH

    Refreshing solids with toolpaths

    I rule of thumb that I follow is to remove the history of the model before even starting a tool path. Then I delete the geometry. Working with Gibbscam for a while made me absolutely hate wireframe entities...and Gibbscam. Using Gibbscam is like using Windows 98 all over again.
  26. Old_Bear

    Refreshing solids with toolpaths

    A big thing that can be done to help is do not use the geometry used to create the model for toolpaths... I will generally move that geometry to a level and turn it off...any modification of that geometry will break the defined solid...changed enough, you can't regenerate the solid.. Not new, unless I'm overlooking something, it's been that way since the creation of solids was introduced into the software EDIT: There is also the option of turning it into a dumb solid, removing the creation history
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