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aaron tabor

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  1. Did you notice that the toolpath doesn't follow the geometry of the helix that I created? Its off to one side even though I "unrolled" the helix and created the line for the contour properly. I turned compensation off too so the line would be on center with the tool so its not that.
  2. I am doing a 4-axis tutorial, I am trying to program a contour toolpath for a cylindrical helix I entered in all the information correctly as far as I can tell so I don't understand why its not generating the toolpath correctly. I included a link to the file so you can see what I am talking about also I'm refering to toolpath 3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fwneckjonna9vdg/4X-Lesson-4-ExA%20with%20toolpaths.emcam?dl=0
  3. I am doing a 4-axis caminstructor tutorial, I am trying to program a cylindrical helix (pi*diameter*# of revolutions) but when I generate the toolpath instead of cutting on exactly where its supposed to its off a bit. I included a link to the download (file is too big) so you can see what I am saying. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3fs6vff0m7xdgxo/4X-Lesson-4%20with%20toolpaths.emcam?dl=0
  4. You were completely right I had to change the direction of the arrow of the x-axis and now it generated the program correctly. I appreciate your help.
  5. That thread is no longer available and I am getting this issue is there someone I can talk to?
  6. Yeah that works it just leaves some of the material behind at the outside corners its not a big deal though I could just do a contour toolpath along the edge clean it quick. . I think its just the part has an issue somewhere making automatic region on that section of the part impossible because automatic region worked on the flats next to the diameter.
  7. I am having a problem with a 4 axis tutorial to I am trying to area mill a part, I select the machining region I use the automatic region selection, I set my paramaters correct as far as I can tell. But when I generate the toolpath it says "all machining regions have no material remaining" I dont understand why its doing this and I am hoping someone can help me. I included a link to the file so you can see what I am saying. (file is too big to upload) https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xgfrs0dcy4e4xa/4X-Lesson-3-ExA%20with%20toolpaths.emcam?dl=0
  8. I'm doing a caminstructor 4-axis tutorial I get to a point where I am supposed to drill a hole at an angle, I use axis substitution and set everything right as far as I can tell but instead of drilling straight into the hole its coming from the right at like 45 degrees I added a link so you can see the file.(file was too big to upload so i used dropbox) https://www.dropbox.com/s/i2yvacw3rejipne/4%20axis%20tutorial%201%20with%20toolpaths%20solid.emcam?dl=0
  9. I added a tooling a ball to this fixture from a mastercam tutorial. I did Solid mesh and then selected the origin as the center of the ball you will see what I am saying if you click the link and download the file, (file was too big too upload) this is how its done correct? https://www.dropbox.com/s/aj219rp5tif64bt/TUTORIAL%207%20UNIFIED%20PART2%20with%20tooling%20ball.emcam?dl=0
  10. I would just like some examples of how it would look in mastercam like where the tooling balls would be located in reference in the parts and some different placements of the ball.
  11. I feel like mastercam should have a lesson about programming a part using a tooling ball as the part origin. Its a common way to set x,y,z zeros when doing multiaxis machining so it would only make sense that they create some tutorials covering this.
  12. I'm trying to 3d mill a scallop on this part and instead of cutting within the part it's not even cutting where it's supposed to at all but instead just doing its own thing nothing at all like what I programmed it to do. I included a file so you can see what I am saying. tutorial 4 with toolpaths 3D MILLING.emcam
  13. I'm doing a mastercam tutorial and the toolpath I created Isn't generating for some reason it's not giving any error messages either so I don't understand why it won't create the tool motion. I added the file so you can see what I am saying. TUTORIAL 4 ROTARY ADVANCED with toolpaths.ZIP
  14. I added a retract option in collision control and it stopped cutting through the walls so you were right, thanks.

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