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    I used U all the time with Fanuc 18i. It is ok when turning from one point to another, but I hated it when some people used it for multi point correction when turning long shafts instead of absolute X values.
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    how do you guys know so much? Either way I am grateful for the nudge... I will most likely just use my newer MP Master than.. lol Thank you for the help
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    Gcode is correct. You've used a HST path, or one of the new finishing paths, and there is a Comment Output "String Select Table", that needs to be updated to work properly. All of the lines in the error file are just "standard report info", except one; the line with the "RUN TIME" error. This tells you the error occurred on line 1254 in the Post. You can use Alt + G to search for that line in Code Expert. I bet it is 'shstop' variable, or something like that. (String Select Table).
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    They are also useful if it is not possible or practical to center a large part on the C/L of a table The operator places tooling balls wherever it is convenient and gives the programmer the coordinates of the tooling balls in relationship to the part and the C/L of the table. The programmer uses the C/L of the tooling balls as program origins.
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    We use those (or one of the similar part numbers) here with good results.
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    I reinstalled the one from the 2020 common folder, now both versions will run. Thanks!
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    X9 runs OK on my Win10 machine You might try installing X9 Hasp driver's I think they are in the Common folder
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    Using tangent as a lead in to turning comp on is a poor choice. I know, it's available and you've probably used it for years without issue...but sooner or later it will bite you. And it just did. At some point, I've had troubles (like this) with control comp but I have NEVER had a problem with wear comp. You don't like feeding inside of a slot? All I can tell you on that is toughen up, people do it every day without issue. When using wear comp with a perp move, or a perp move and arc, the machine movements are 100% predictable. EVERY TIME. I'm sure there are some outlier cases with some off brand machine using an off brand control that will only accept a tangent move to turn comp on, but by and large, you can't go wrong with wear comp. All that said, the setting that you're missing? Use wear comp. That's the setting you need to use.
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    Most of what I do is big, expensive and one of a kind When I use tooling balls, my first toolpath is a tooling ball check I'll do a point tool path to the center of the ball stopping .010 off the surface If that's not right, either the setup is wrong or I've screwed up
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    yep, the original programmer COMPLETELY missed the point of using a tooling ball.
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    That helped me figure it all out. Thank you Bear.....
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    So , in order for a post to work properly for this machine ,these vectors have to be input : 1. The vector of the spindle 0,0,1 2. The vector of the variable rot. axis (C) 0,0,1 3. For my machine ( these values will slightly differ from machine to machine ) 0.5849.... , -.5735..., 0.5735... which is 44.6 degs from TOP and 44.6 degs from FRONT with these values I tried to machine the chamfer on the part , the axis of the tool pointing towards the center and this is what I got ( a totally senseless result) After manually trying out a few values , I came to the conclusion that a Shift in the C-axis of -150 was more or less what I am looking for (this value of -150 gets added to every C axis output. With the shiftc of 150 in my post , this is what I saw on the machine :
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    It's actually Ctrl + Shift + right click
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    I will add a new tool sheet example with the next release. It will demonstrate how to convert the standard layout into a new custom layout.
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    I have only seen the center of the ball used for chasing a fixture around rotations.
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    I'm glad you got this sorted out Sam. I never would have guessed that the editor was at fault. For what it's worth, I always make Post Processor edits with the Mastercam Code Expert Editor, since that editor has auto-complete for the MP language.
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    Greetings all, I have developed a setup sheet that is really more of an Operation check list. Developed for minimal paper waste. It works with all three of the main program types without changing report templates: Mill, Lathe, and Mill/Turn. The operations are color coded: Blue is turning, Yellow is Milling, and red is Manual Entry. If the tools are named in Mastercam the way that I recommend, all of the information will be there for the operator: Insert codes, etc. Included in the zip file that is attached is a sample turning program with milling, the Active report templates, a Word doc with instructions on how to install and where to enter information. For best results, pay close attention to the Word doc on what and where I enter the names and comments of the tools and operations. Disclaimer: Use at your own risk. Active_Reports_OP_Tool_List_short.zip
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    You just need to match the tool numbers to the pocket numbers in the pocket table and set all the pockets to fixed,only take a couple of minutes you do not need to call DMG. Tool Table-Pocket Table-match the first two columns (tool # and pocket #) and then activate the fourth column (F) for each tool.
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    Just a thought....you can set your post, to give you in M128 mode(5x) the surface-normal vectors NX, NY, NZ, instead of your machine axes. Same code will work in a machine with a different kinematic also.
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    Might throw that out there next time also. They do it completely different than just about anyone.
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    So it turned out that my C-150 was just one special solution for one problem , but it would not have worked in general. It turned out that by tweaking two parameters in my Camaix post I was able to output the right angles without the C shift . Gracjan
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    I am not a Heidenhain guy but they must be a way to move the C axis machine zero point?
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    You are probably going to get the best results with a multiaxis tpath locked to 4 axis. In your multiaxis flow tpath were you using the pattern surface as the drive surface also?

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