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    Turn off shaded square?

    Thanks John!
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    Turn off shaded square?

    Good Day, long time no talk Does anyone remember how to leave the WCS on but turn off this shaded square? It shows up when printing. I remember we were able to turn it off in previous versions. Cant seem to find it in MC2020 config and it not the show grid button. thanks in advance Rick
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    MC 2020 Verify backplot issue

    Nailed it John. Thanks! Anything after the stock model works
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    MC 2020 Verify backplot issue

    Was using 2018 Now using 2020 now and found something that is 100% repeatable. If I am generating a stock model of my all finished toolpaths, I cannot use verify or backplot until it is finished or force close, restart, start verify and or backplot then start regenerating the stock model. Is anyone else noticing this new behavior? (I cannot go into multi-threading, it will not stop the stockmodel) Thanks in advance Rick
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    Updating folders, twice.

    Hi there, if you had installed the latest MC, but hadn’t used it for 3 months, and were using the previous version and made a lot of new ops, tool groups etc. can you just up date the folders again with the new install? will it just over write all the files and add the new ones? thanks in advance Rick
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    1/8-27 NPT TAP, 2018

    Good Day I dont do alot of tapping unless it is a 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 or 1/2-13, tapped holes in my molds. i need to tap a 1/8-27 npt but i can not find npt taps in the(mil_inch) or ( bigmill_inch) libraries. So i called up the closest pitch in the library, 1/4-28 hoping there is some way to edit it to the tap i need. but there is no way to edit the 28 pitch to 27, so i assume it will strip the threads. Can someone explain how i can do this or send me a saved (.mcam-operations) file that i can import into my tool group? Any help will be greatly appreciated Rick
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    I can't believe I need to ask this.... Manual tool change

    So you don't want help then.....
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    MC2018 Create Plane, auto set WCS, Cplane and Tplane

    Jay, I wish I know what view sheets are and how to use them. At this pint i have never tried to figure it out. Can you link a video on it?
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    MC2018 Create Plane, auto set WCS, Cplane and Tplane

    DOH!....I need a coffee...... Thanks!
  10. Is there a setting for creating planes that changes it to that plane(wcs tplane cplane) in 2018? Automatically? it works that way in 2017 Regards
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    When i go to download 2018 i get a clickthrough error in my address bar. Its this a problem on my end or the dload page? thanks in advance Rick
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    (i get 13 seconds using .001 tolerance, 2017) Ron, you are not supposed to tweak anything. Otherwise the benchmark results are useless. we can all tweak the paths to process faster, but that is the opposite of the intent here.
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    the other two were don in 20 seconds the raster droned on and on.... i am seeing significant speed improvements in other areas in 2017 with the new tower. some things like dragging and dropping geometry on 600 mg files definitely are twice as fast. updating toolpath references also Also seems odd that my new p.c. with win 10 takes 3 times as long to open 2017 and 2018
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    Attached is the file to be used in this thread.
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    Well, here is something to ponder. my old P.C, (5 years older) using MCX7 processed faster than my new P.C. using MC2017 and 2018, disheartening but im ok with it. OLD 43.31 seconds - MCX7 i7 3930k CPU @ 3.2 GHZ 16 gig ram 64 bit win 7 pro ________________________________________ NEW 1 min, 5 seconds - MC2017 1 min, 4 seconds - MC2018 i7-8700k CPU @ 3.7 GHZ 64 gig ram 64 bit win 10 pro Well at least my other softwares will run faster on my new P.C..... LOL

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