Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

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About Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

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  1. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mcam For Solidworks Lathe Stock Transfer

    Thanks for the feedback ... I don't think we had heard that the stock transfer was being problematic in an assembly. I'm going to log that here and have the team spend some time debugging it. Thanks again.
  2. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 won't open Solidworks file sometimes.

  3. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 won't open Solidworks file sometimes.

    Mastercam 2019 Update 3 was the 1st version to support import of SolidWorks 2019 files. (SW2019 was released AFTER MC2019).
  4. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    How to Deal with a "Spliney" Model

    The wireframe comes in as splines for me (not arcs) in MC2019, MC2020 and the Tech preview of MC2021. I have no explanation for why they would come in differently for someone else. They look like arcs, but are truly splines as Analyze will show.
  5. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    How to Deal with a "Spliney" Model

    The holes ARE splines (at least according to the STEP file). There are no arc or circle entities, but several splines.
  6. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Error during save - "key already used . . ."

    You might want to either report this on the mastercam.com forum or email it to support. I've never heard of that happening. If/When you do so, please supply as much info as you can, including hopefully a file and some steps to reproduce it.
  7. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Difficulty opening Solidworks files on shop computers

    Glad we figured it out. Thanks for letting us know.
  8. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Difficulty opening Solidworks files on shop computers

    Do all the computers have MC 2019 Update 3 installed? Only U3 will import SW2019 files.
  9. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Difficulty opening Solidworks files on shop computers

    Are you downloading the files locally first or accessing them directly from the server?
  10. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 won't open Solidworks file sometimes.

    One reason features might be missing is if cuts are applied to the assembly and not to the individual parts. The software SolidWorks provides us with to access their data does not support assembly-level features. Can you attach or email a file to [email protected] (tell 'em Pete sent you)? Remember that if its an assembly you need to include all the component part and sub-assembly files as well.
  11. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    DXF Import in MC 2020

    We received the DXFs and I confirmed that yes, this is the same problem we are aware of. Every effort will be made to get that fix (since its been reported several times now) into the next update of MC2020.
  12. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    DXF Import in MC 2020

    We've seen this reported a couple times in MC2020. It has been logged as Request R-20783. It has to do with importing complicated splines. Can you attach one or more of the DXFs so that I can verify this? You could also email it/them to [email protected] and tell 'em Pete sent you.
  13. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam Direct

    No - it just launches Mastercam with the current SolidWorks part.
  14. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    This is scheduled for inclusion in Mastercam 2021 for SolidWorks. This is a shortcoming that we've heard about many times since the development of MCforSW began. The biggest reason C-hooks have not been allowed in MCforSW is that the selection and graphics is all done via SolidWorks, so there would have to be some sort of collaborative re-write to get an existing C-Hook up and running. Vericut has pretty much developed their C-Hook without very much collaboration with us, but I will do a little research to find someone there that we could potentially work with. See the above answer re: C-Hook development. You could potentially do some of what you want with the SW API, and would probably need access to ours for some of it. Having said that, we have added Mastercam's ATP functionality, which was developed with that sort of automation in mind, to MCforSW.
  15. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    Metallic, Are you referring to the functionality in Change Recognition? If you have a part open with toolpaths already programmed you can run CR and select an update model. CR lets you compare the two part's geometry and selectively update the toolpaths. If you're referring to MCforSW, associativity to SolidWorks geometry is built in.

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