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  1. When flowline was first released, it only handled a single surface. Then was added the ability to handle multiple drive surfaces by flowing along a row of surfaces (crossing over one shared edge between two consecutive surfaces). Later, was added the ability to handle a wider set of connected drive surfaces such as multiple rows or a grid or a quilt. The "single row only" allows you to revert back to the first algorithm, should that do a better job (on a single row) than the latest quilt or grid approach. The top toolpath is a single row (using the single row option). The bottom toolpath is a grid or quilt with "single row" unchecked.
    4 points
  2. I have the install and it may work on a Windows 10 if you are running a a Network license as the drivers are not support for a single hasp. I have V9.1 on a laptop that runs on Win10 as long as you have a nethasp. V6 was on floppy. I copied all the files to my server. I go as far back as 5.5. The V6 install is 6.13A being the last install for that version before I went into beta testing of V7. V7 was the first version to offer the op's manager. you could only regen the 2D paths not the 3D or multiaxis. Pete please let me know if you want to try and install and get running?
    4 points
  3. Byte Automation for Mastercam has a Function Mark All C-Plane Surfs that colors all the faces in the active C-Plane, You can download the Demo Version from https:\\theebyte.com If it works for you, I can send you an installer just for that component on the house, if you want. We also have a function that creates a plane from a flat face, which verisurf has too
    4 points
  4. 3 points
  5. Assuming the material is all the same I would have the origin in the middle of the part. I would have the stock sitting at Z zero and make my depth cuts from there. No need for a custom plane, just use Top. This is to make it easier to probe and setup.
    3 points
  6. The easiest route is go to the McMaster-Carr website and download one!
    3 points
  7. There should be a couple of ways to replicate it. In 3 axis toolpaths, you can try doing an Equal Scallop toolpath, and choose the same 3 curves (labelled "Curves" on the Toolpath Control page). In Multiaxis paths, you should get nearly the same results if you choose Parallel to Curve, and choose all 3 curves. The real trick here is that you have to go the cut parameters > advance page and switch it to "exact" mode.
    3 points
  8. Some things don't require modern stuff, hell most modern stuff is just designed to fail so you shovel more money in someone else's pocket to fix it. At the end of the day, a contour is still a contour.
    3 points
  9. Yikes! I can't think of a single thing that would be worth saving anyway, efficiency-wise! Any of the tooling or data should be chucked out and re-done with modern materials/work-holding/feeds/speeds/etc...
    3 points
  10. There's not really a specific way of exporting them, but you can import planes from other Mastercam files, if you right click in the planes menu you'll find "import" in the menu. And JP is correct (as usual :)), learn and use View Sheets to manage the state of your planes/levels/etc.
    3 points
  11. Sorry my dad passed away on Wednesday and I was just popping in after taking of things for his services next week. Yes I could make a machine dance a jig cutting that chamfer, but KISS (Keep it simple stupid) is best here. Let those you love know you love them.
    3 points
  12. This is how i have mine setup. Angled above my spacemouse. works good
    3 points
  13. Create the 1st angled Plane, then make sure it is active. (Can just use "=" button to set WCS, T/Plane, and C/Plane). Run the 'Curvature' Command, in the drop-down menu, under 'Check Solid'. Give it a 0.0001 Tolerance, and run the function. Pick the color for all "Flat Faces". You should instantly see what faces are "flat" to that current active Plane.
    3 points
  14. @Thad @Leon82 When 2017 was released I missed how 'red plane icons' worked in X9 too. So i made a netHook, still use it daily with 2023, check my signature or here is Topic
    2 points
  15. personally i don't like negative depth facing. if the next time the stock is different it could wipe the jaw out or make the part ull. I would set off the bottom and start with the shortest piece
    2 points
  16. I just save every setup sheet as a pdf and put notes on the pdf where i need.
    2 points
  17. Turn into PDF and use a PDF editor to do what you are asking for.
    2 points
  18. As I knew they would. Jimmy, Katie, Jamie, Jason and the whole crew are top notch in my book!!!!
    2 points
  19. I wish I could go in a time machine back to the nineties too Your welcome, always nice to hear anyone finds my work interesting, I do learning projects and tutorials that I share from time to time, you can follow me on github if you don't already, I'm working on some new stuff that is very advanced
    2 points
  20. See this video on how to swap the B-Axis rotation in the Machsim. Again check the Machine in MDI to make sure it is moving in the correct directions. https://www.dropbox.com/s/dmajja9hcgskdnm/Trunnion.mp4?dl=0
    2 points
  21. This is where a Post is worth the money required for them.
    2 points
  22. Switches in post that use a multiplier is still the best way to handle this that I am aware of. Chris is missed.
    2 points
  23. I'm doing something similar on our pc4. Base work offset is g54 I used g55 and 56 so rotate up on an angle to skew datum b which is under a lip. Then use system variables and math to add 90 degrees and write to 54c then rotate again to get b under the lip at 54 c0. Then back to 54 and get Tatum c. Datum a sits on 3 target point pins and there is a 4th match milled to prove for z. It's working really good.
    2 points
  24. Since you're on the reseller side and have more direct access to the customer, perhaps you can answer the question: What major event happened now (not the past 27 years!) that made them think, "Huh, I should probably update my cam system."? I mean, I'm hoping that if I bought something now, in 27 years, I'd be thinking about retiring, not learning a new program!
    2 points
  25. Just to further clarify on this, the DWO & TCPC functions are only available on the NGC Control. (Well, technically, there were some versions of the Classic Haas Control for UMC Machines, which supported these functions, but only the UMCs.) For NGC Machines running a Trunnion or Tilt/Rotary Table, these machines use Settings 300-305 for Master/Slave on the rotary configuration. Master is the Tilt (A-Axis Centerline), while Slave is the Platter (C-Axis). Rotaries must be assigned according to the ANSI Standards (A-on-X, B-on-Y, C-on-Z), for DWO/TCPC to work properly.
    2 points
  26. Set the machine into "MDI" Mode. Press the OFFSET/SETTING button. Change/Set the “I/O Channel” to “4” Set "Parameter Write Enable" to "1" Press the Cancel AND Reset buttons simultaneously. This will clear the alarm you get stating parameter write is enabled. Press the "SYSTEM" button. Press the numbers "138" on the key pad then "NO. SRCH" on the soft keys (below the CRT). You'll need to set bit 7 to a 1 (Bit order is as follows - 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 - so you'll want to change the furthermost bit to the left to a 1) Press "3404" on the key pad then "NO. SRCH" on the soft keys. Arrow over to bit 2 (3rd bit from the right) and change that to a "1" Press "6005" on the key pad then "NO. SRCH" on the soft keys. Set Bit 0 to a 1. Press "6030" on the key pad then "NO. SRCH" on the soft keys. Change it to "198". Press the OFFSET/SETTING button to get back to setting and set Parameter Write Enable to a "0". Press Reset. Now, this will allow you to run directly off your memory card. Your main program in your machine control will just need to look like the following; % O100(MAIN PROGRAM) M198P1234 M30 % Optionally, you can add a Q to the M198 Pxxxx line (M198P1234Q101) and it will jump to that line number within the Sub Program. Your program on the memory card MUST be named Oxxxx (the exes being a 4 digit number that MUST correspond to the actual Sub Program Number in the sub program. (ex. O1234) with NO file extension. Your program on the memory card must be as follows (making sure the M198 P call AND the O number AND the Sub Program Number match as I've shown) % O1234(YOUR PROGRAM NAME HERE) (YOUR PROGRAM AS NORMAL) N101 M99 % You MUST have a memory card in the slot when “M198” is called or you will get an alarm. NOTE: You’ll need to have the following on hand as well; • USB Reader/Writer for your PC so you can load programs to the Compact Flash Card. • PCMCIA to Compact Flash Card Adapter so you can load programs from the Card to the machine. • 1MB to 1GB (MAX) Compact Flash Card. The smaller the capacity, the more likely it will be compatible with your machine.
    2 points
  27. It's also critical that your work offset in the machine is EXACTLY at the COR in all axis'. Any error will be doubled when you flip the part 180 degrees. I dial it in this way: After getting it close with indicating and probing, I'll do a test cut on a piece of aluminum, with a skim pass, flip 180 degrees, and cut again. Measure across the faces. If it's .002" off, move .001" and try again. You can do this for both rotary axis' and get within tenths.
    2 points
  28. Ran a shop with automated loaders for 3 years. https://machinetoolsolutions.ca/product/clean-tec-chip-fan/ We used these on most jobs combined with a coolant flush. We ran 90% aluminum so chips would fly everywhere if not hosed down first. I don't expect them to be of any use on steel chips.
    2 points
  29. We have the small lang. It works but you have to make a few facing passed to clear big pockets. The center doesn't really provide push because the blade isn't there. I put an approximate tool length in and tweak it as needed. It will suck loc lines into it and destroy itself if they are too close.
    2 points
  30. Greetings! I'm a big proponent of Varco Reports (http://varcoreporting.com/) to generate setup sheets. It's what I use to generate setup sheets and tool lists for all of my customers.
    2 points
  31. @Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. Toolpath data is NOT stored in the ge3. The ONLY way he's got any toolpath data is if he's got the NCI file. There [i]may[/i] be a link from the ge3 to NCI but that's a developer question IMHO. There was no integration of toolpath and Mastercam file until V7. HTH
    2 points
  32. Thnaks for your answers, I hoped there was a "nicer" way to do this operation, anyway I will work with some of the walkarounds you proposed!
    2 points
  33. Or maybe I didn't interpret it that well!!!!! I was more of the Git-R-Dun mind set!!!!!
    2 points
  34. SpaceClaim It is the best file translator on the planet, hands down,It's not even a fair fight and not only does it open almost any flavor of CAD you'll ever run into, it can repair bad models as well It is not cheap, but it's worth every penny. It's been bought out by a company called ANSYS, but the core product is still SpaceClaim
    2 points
  35. Hey Jay ... I hope all's well! So in V6, if a toolpath was created, it does not get saved in the GE3 file? I know I should remember, but at my age I can barely remember what I had for breakfast this morning!
    2 points
  36. It lies in "how" they utilize the OpenGL instruction set, it also is the hardware as well, there are more processing pipelines available on the Quadro then there are on the Geforce line Just becasue they both have it, doesn't mean they both can do the same things.... Yes. That should be the GeForce will eventually fail https://www.gpumag.com/nvidia-quadro-vs-geforce/ Processing power is another area where Quadro clearly wins.
    2 points
  37. The RTX3080Ti is twice the card that RTX4000 is. I would expect you'd see better performance from the 3080Ti. I'm still of the mind set that Quadro doesn't matter in Mastercam, specially when compared to the RTX 30xx and 40xx cards...until there is some sort of comparison to show otherwise.
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. Remember that with a solid face, you can use Right Click > Quick C-Plane to create a temporary plane to work on. If you can't create a quick C-Plane on a solid face, then you know that it's not flat as well, so it kills two birds with one stone
    2 points
  40. That is a subjective question. What is your budget? How long do you want to use the system before upgrading it? Desktop or laptop? IMHO a system that will last 4-5 years without needing an upgrade you will spend ~ $5K on it. i9-13900k CPU 64GB ram, 128 if you can afford it. RTX A4000 graphics card 2x 1 TB Samsung EVO Pro SSD
    2 points
  41. In-House Solutions is excited to release all of our Mastercam 2023 training material free of charge. You are free to download the pdf training material and Part files but check back often as we do update this material regularly. This is the same training material we use in our training classes you just don’t get the expert trainer to walking you through it. https://www.inhousesolutions.com/resource/mastercam-2023-training-links/?fbclid=IwAR37BKhkMZ2SFG6_3x2l54fH-hdj9hCVQti4mQtgs0mPhoYu_uPEH1h_SYc
    2 points
  42. Hopefully the convergence of the 14 Sandvik Teams at Tolland can drive model scanning methods into the 3D tools process. Too much of it is still manual by its very nature and error prone. With all the AI advancements we keep hearing about I would have thought by now processes like this would be more automated and streamlined. Still have one basic method for defining 3D lathe tools and not the machine driven process it should be. No Vertical or Horizontal process and nothing telling the end user all tools need to be defined in tool change position. Mastercam stick tools are not intuitive and still too many users trying to use both in a Mastercam file. Stick with one method 3D Tools or Stick. I don't blame them at all just from a training stand point fixing years of we had to do it this way to now we have to do it this way can be difficult for some people to wrap their brains around.
    2 points
  43. @Thad Set your plane rules as per the photo. Then when you select a G-View the C&T planes will follow.
    1 point
  44. Your part in Mastercam must sit on its fixture at the COR exactly as it is on the Machine.
    1 point
  45. I'll just add a dummy op to remove the unwanted stock, and post-ghost it after updating the following stock model. Just remember to un-ghost it if you need to regen the stock model for any reason, and then re-ghost it before posting.
    1 point
  46. Personally I try to keep my solid carbide endmills 1/2" dia and under. This is just a cost thing but we do mostly small size parts. Really depends on the material you are cutting, the size and quality of your machine, part setup, quantity of parts etc.
    1 point
  47. Are you using a One Drive?
    1 point
  48. I used Area Rough, with STL Stock. (Created an "extrude solid" to create the STL.) Try putting both in your "Downloads Folder", but you may have to re-pick the STL in the Operation. I had to use "Maximum Depth", to limit the toolpath to the final Z-passes, otherwise the path wanted to "round" the edges. Dynamic_face_Area-Rough.mcam Dynamic_face_stock.stl
    1 point
  49. If you create an account at Mastercam.com, you can navigate to "Communities" -> "Third Party Developers" -> "SDK Download" / "C-Hook Download" / "NET-Hook Downloads". At this location there should be some tools to help get you going. Also, there is an official Mastercam forum which is also on Mastercam.com ->"Communities" ->"Forum". I learned a lot by sifting through the "3rd Party Application Development" forum. Hope this helps!
    1 point
  50. That did it. I had to remove the Mastercam Event Log.XML file from my PC.
    1 point

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