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.

    Can not open a STEP file in MasterCam 2018

    rickt, Thanks for trying that, but it only makes the mystery deepen. Perhaps there really is no geometry in the file. How big (in KB) is the file? If you can send it, just email it to me directly at pete.rimkus@mastercam,com.
  2. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Can not open a STEP file in MasterCam 2018

    Try to open it in the free STPViewer program (https://stpviewer.com/). If it opens there, I'd be more than happy to debug it in Mastercam if you could share it with us. I'd be willing to sign an NDA.
  3. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    OnShape 2019

    The Onshape Connect addin for Mastercam 2019 will be is available in the Onshape Store soon...
  4. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam and solidworks 2019

    John, It should ... but I'll check with the install development team.
  5. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam and solidworks 2019

    Old_Bear, That's pretty much the way it works... The next Mastercam 2019 update will include support for SolidWorks 2019 (and Rhino 6.0).
  6. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Checking whats on a SIM

    Also note that for a Hasp (as opposed to a NetHasp) many of the addins are controlled by access code files (and hence not on the Hasp itself) Productivity+, or Probing, is indeed on the Hasp, as are MultiAxis toolpaths. Most other addons, like the Catia Importers, the ProE/Creo importers, Blade Expert, and Port Expert, are protected by access codes which get stored in .ACC files in your Mastercam 'Shared' folder
  7. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    net surface X4

  8. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    net surface X4

    In Net Surface you don't need to pick the point. (Selection-wise its a lot more 21st-century than Coons) I made a part here with just a line an arc and a spline that form a closed 'triangle'. All I had to do was selected the 3 of them.
  9. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    What is it with this?

    MarkVIII, "...Every time I bring in a solid I end up with THOUSANDS of BS entities..." "...I converted just the base to a step file from within NX and imported it into MC. That only brought in 1 entity. When I brought the base part file into MC that created over 12000 entities..." "...Any PRT file will do...." We only bring in what's in the file. Have you seen what the PRTs look like in a seat of NX or in some other viewer? Feel free to send us a file or two (email it/them to qc@mastercam,com and cc: me at pete.rimkus@mastercam.com). I can take a look and probably tell you why you're getting what you're getting. "...Also, it seems that you can no longer bring in PRT files along with their original colors. Not cool..." I'd also like to see an example with this. Are you Merging the file into an existing session? If so there are several settings that might cause that (Attributes, Creating Groups for two). If you're simply opening it, the colors should be maintained.
  10. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    What is it with this?

    We can take a look at it here if you like... (assuming it's not just a matter of your asking for the edge curves) ... to see if its a defect of some sort.
  11. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Import ".stp" Issue

    I'm willing to look at it if you can somehow get it (or a reasonable facsimile of it) to us.
  12. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    surface to solid

    Please send it in to QC ... there might be something we can do about it.
  13. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 tool manager DXF files

    Are you creating a custom tool by importing the file to the Tool Manager, or are you opening the file in Mastercam and specifying the level that the wireframe is on? I couldn't get it to create a custom tool either way in MC2018 or MC2019. So ... I'll run it by the 'tool team' here.
  14. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    2019 tool manager DXF files

    There are a pair of overlapping entities in that DXF file. I opened it into MC and when viewed in the top plane, at X = -2.874 there is actually a pair of lines where only one of them is necessary. The short one has length 0.0394. I can't answer for why 2018 handles it differently than 2019, but it's bound to cause problems. Are you using a different chaining tolerance in 2018 than in 2019?
  15. Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc.

    Mastercam 2017 crashing with file merge from autocad 2019

    Mastercam 2017 does not support files from AutoCAD 2018 & 2019. You should output them from AutoCAD as an earlier version file.

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