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  1. I just saw this thanks to Matthew Hajicek. Glad you and your family is ok!
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    ISO 7/1-R 1-1/4 Metric (OD Thread)

    Draw it or machine it? What machine?
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    Windows 10 - 2004/20H2 GPU scheduling

    First I've heard of it, what is it supposed to do?
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    Flowline Post Size

    One other tip that might reduce file size is under the Gap Settings tab. Broken/Direct/Smooth/Follow Surfaces.... check your setting and you could make your toolpath transitions "smoother" so to speak and also possibly reducing some file size along the way.
  5. Thanks for this. I believe this is the DuraMill lineup, Sandvik bought Dura Mill over the summer.
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    Popups Lagging

    When this happens, is the file you're working on pretty large? have lots of entities and whatnot? Does it lag if you create a new file, draw 1 line and analyze it?
  7. From my notes that I've had for years: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK MC User Parameter no. 13 System Check Mode Set #1 sys check mode to 72 Use handle to move arm then switch screen to "machine axis parameter" move arm until the "TS" value reaches 0 (it has a 0-360 range) Reset from 72 to 0 Re-check tool # values. Display change #25 & #47
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    index drill on a lathe

    What indexable drill? This could have a big impact on speeds and feeds.
  9. Just a thought, but do you have your custom scripts or you custom UI running on those computers where it's freezing?
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    Thoughts on new PC IT spec'd

    If they haven't ordered it yet, I'd get much faster RAM. Near the fastest that the mobo will allow. But since it's a Dell (yuck) you have no idea what mobo you're getting.
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    That's a bad comparison. Quadro cards are a totally different animal so comparing the specs head to head is futile. For the longest time I was running a GTX980Ti in my cad system and everything was fine...UNTIL we had to start opening up some large assembly files from our customer and manipulating them. This crippled the GeForce card. The Quadro was buttery smooth. A lot of others here regularly have Mastercam files much larger than I have, so I'd say I'm just on the edge of needing one most of the time,but I have noticed a difference. If your files are basic 2D, some minor solid modeling and generic toolpathing, then a gaming card could be enough for you. But if you do any type of work with larger files then you'll definitely want a Quadro, no matter what the specs say it handles cad in a different way because of the drivers, that's what sets the 2 apart.
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    Dynamic Milling

    I used to be like you old timers and didn't like to use solids for toolpathing. Then one day I stopped yelling "get off my lawn!" and gave it a chance. I haven't looked back. Solid chaining makes your life so much easier, but I guess it's dependent on the type of work you're doing.
  13. HAH! It's because one of our customers was sending us some pretty big assemblies,the Quadro handles them much better. The top end gaming card is still really good for Mastercam though, for a lot of stuff.
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    This process not available

    Yep, same here, it's habit for me to save after everything I do in Mastercam. Even if it's drawing a circle. I made it easy for myself and put this at the forefront of every tab on my ribbon: New,Save,Open,Print and Fit are on every tab. Makes my life 100x easier.

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