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  2. TREV

    tips that pop up

    unfortunately restart does not work, any more suggestions trevor
  3. Old_Bear

    tips that pop up

    Restart is the answer
  4. TREV

    tips that pop up

    good day all, I am still on X9. I was doing some transform operations using multiple work offsets and get a box that pops up when changing offset number in the planes parameter settings. I accidently hit the "do not show this again" tab and now I would like it back as it also had options on what to do with plane you are transforming. unfortunately restart does not make it come back do not show this again is eternal. I have searched the config,control, and md files for a setting, anyone know how to get that promp back? trevor
  5. nickbe10

    Is there a way around Solidworks and Mastercam

    Surely if there were ANY conflict you would be calling anyway right. So you have a print without a callout, I would be calling regardless of what the hole wizard says, if only to confirm that was their intention.
  6. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Haas question

    You mean this? https://www.haascnc.com/service/codes-settings.type=setting.machine=mill.value=S36.html It doesn't lock restarting in the middle, it just makes the machine scan up to the restart point.
  7. YoDoug®

    Haas question

    It's been a long time since I ran a has but I seem to remember there being a parameter that locks the ability to restart in the middle of a program.
  8. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Is there a way around Solidworks and Mastercam

    I guess I'm a bit spoiled; I have Solidworks on my Mastercam computer, but I'm using X9, so I take the native SW part, save as X_B to bring it into Mastercam, and then I have the best of both worlds.
  9. But......If there are questions about the part, I like to be able to see the native Solidworks file. An example of this is the part I'm currently working on. The PDF print has a call out of 6X 10-32 UNF - 2B THRU ALL, and there is another hole (7) on top of a boss that's the same size in the solid model, without any call out. So, instead of looking at their Solidworks file, (If they used the hole wizard), we have to email them............
  10. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Haas question

    That sounds like a good idea, and you don't need Haas to do it, you can do it yourself. There's a parameter to allow editing of 9000 programs, I think setting #23. Flip it back off when you're done. Either that or kick the operator out and lock the shop door. Just had another thought; you could have a variable that gets updated as the program progresses (set to a certain value at the end of each tool or cut), and have each section check that it has the correct value before beginning; error out if it doesn't. Not entirely idiot proof, but it could help.
  11. RaiderX

    Scrap carbide

    did this and was never contacted?? I just assumed they had bigger customers, i was upfront and told them I only have about 20lbs - one time deal with me i shut my shop down. said i might be able hook them up with the company i now work for. could be $$$$ ??
  12. RaiderX

    Haas question

    DNC? not elligant but a thought? I hear your pain
  13. Going to do some more searching so I might get an answer before a response, but is there any way to lock the control so an operator cannot restart in the middle of a file? If editing is locked, they can still cursor through the program and pick up wherever they want, which is how the machine has been crashed 3 times in the last 3 weeks. We have a machine that runs one part only, day and night, 7 days a week. We also frequently have people on that machine that know absolutely nothing about running a CNC. Apparently, just telling the operator and off shift supervisor to stop trying to pick up a 5 axis program from the middle is not enough to prevent them from doing it. Short of having Haas come out and save our part program as a 9000# and have the part program just call a sub, anyone have an idea? The last two crashes were not too bad and I just had to replace some hardware on the fixture, but the the one before those two cost us thousands of dollars in repairs alone (still not right, we went with a band-aid fix), not even counting lost revenue due to down time and the expense of remaking the fixture. Trying to avoid having to do that all again. (I proposed we just buy a pallet handling robot, and a second robot to change out parts externally, but I don't think that's going to happen.)
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  15. Matthew Hajicek™ - Conventus

    Is there a way around Solidworks and Mastercam

    On top of that, when the part or assembly is saved a a dumb solid you have a record of what was sent; a Solidworks file can be changed after the fact and then you get he-said/she-said.
  16. RaiderX

    Haas blew up again

    Had an owner that insisted run just bellow max. I have been doing just that ever since, he was a very wise machinist and learned much from him. always looked at it as 10k or 9800 it really isnt that much of a % at the end of the day. BTW I personally have had very good luck with spindles. only had maybe 3 smoke on me in 35 years. of course i was not exclusive to every machine along the way so when someone smoked a spindle on a machine i have worked in the past does not say it was him or visa versa.... 5 years on the haas i personally owned and it was smooth as silk when i sold it. I babied that thing most of the time, it was my time and my dime.
  17. JeremyV

    Haas blew up again

    Our HAAS VF-6 does see 7500RPM most days. Not the first time I've heard the message jlelievre said. Our Mazak has 10,000rpm, we max it out at 9800 and the Doosan has 6000rpm max, which we run at 5800.
  18. jlw™

    point cloud approximation

    Chook points-2-arc? I would try that then loft surface from the generated arcs.
  19. Another nice thing about exporting parasolids from SolidWorks is that you can define a coordinate system when you export the parasolid from SW and Mastercam will respect it when you import the parasolid into Mastercam
  20. I moved this to the Industrial forum Maybe it will get more responses here
  21. #Rekd™

    Returning after long time Edgecam encounter

    Since you are asking for help in Mastercam you should be using Mastercam unless you are using Mastercam for Solidworks. This also shows the people that are helping you that you have attempted to create your programming. If you are using Mastercam for Solidworks you should state that as well when asking for help.
  22. I don't think there is a document from Mastercam stating which versions of MC open which versions of SW but it sure would be useful I believe you would need MC2019 Update 3.1 to open native SW2019 files. I have found that parasolids are much more error free than step files for using in importing and exporting solid models between different CAD software. Parasolids even support wireframe now. One thing to be aware of with parasolids is they also have version levels If you export a parasolid from SW2019 at the highest level it supports, you will not be able to open in in MC2108 You have to set SW to export the highest level your version of MC supports, I think I have it set to V28 these days. That will work in every CAD software I use
  23. wojtek90

    Returning after long time Edgecam encounter

    Thank you. For Input. I started there because i did not get response for three weeks. May I ask why i should post in mastercam file not solid?
  24. nickbe10

    Scrap carbide

    It would probably be an idea to contact other carbide tool makers. I think Iscar is one that doesn't use Sandvik carbide blanks. Even if they don't take it themselves they might be "in the know" about that part of the supply chain.
  25. nickbe10

    Is there a way around Solidworks and Mastercam

    Not sure that's more difficult or harder than sending a Solidworks file. If you just use Parasolid as your file transfer protocol for everything then it is pretty much the end of the problem. Same with all the Engineering software. Saves you having to develop a gazillion work arounds and buying software readers. Now there are exceptions. We get orders direct from Boeing.....so we have a Catia reader, but this is not necessary for non upper tier Boeing suppliers. We send out parasolids to our outsource shops. Saves us and them problems regardless of the software they are running. And do what Colin suggested as well, another problem off the list. never to rear its ugly head again.
  26. Can you be more descriptive than "NADA"? Do you get an error message? If so, what does it say? If no error message, just a blank screen with no entities? Is it a .SLDPRT or a .SLDASM file? It may not be a version conflict. That's not true.
  27. #Rekd™

    Returning after long time Edgecam encounter

    You already have a thread started on this part in the Industrial Forum, this forum is for Educational users. Also in the future post a Mastercam file not a solid file.
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