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Everything posted by gcode

  1. and you'll probably have to hold the operator's hand the for the first couple of programs if you are not used to dynamic roughing on a machine capable of very fast feed motion F1000 or F2000 back feed motion can be terrifying
  2. Assuming your hard drive is still functioning properly, I would clone your old hard drive to the new hard drive then install it in your machine Done properly, you'll never know anything has changed I use an old copy of Acronis to do this.
  3. Check the Rules setting in the Planes manager See the 2 green arrows icon in the Planes Manager
  4. If you can get it to run properly in Verify, save your Verify session as an STL file and use that to create your stock model You lose associativity with the toolpaths that define the stock model doing it this way, but you get a much more stable Mastecam file
  5. And this has to be one of the very first
  6. I just noticed that this thread is one of the oldest on eMC
  7. Your Mastercam dealer is the place to go with this request
  8. I'm pretty sure either Mastercam backplot or Verify would have shown this error. I have never had a crash that wasn't apparent in Mastercam had I not been in a hurry and taken the time to look more closely Actually, I'm surprised the post didn't scream bloody murder, give an axis over travel alarm, and refuse to post the offending toolpath. I know the 5X posts I buy from Postability would have stopped posting at the bad toolpath
  9. That is typically a yell you get when running Technology Preview or Beta versions They turn it off for production versions of Mastercam. I've never seen that in a production version of Mastercam
  10. If this is a laptop, it should be plugged in and the Power setting should be set to max Under default laptop power settings, the CPU is throttled back to save battery power
  11. Is one minute the time it takes to physically change the tool or does that include lasering the tool to validate tool length offset, diameter and tool nose radius
  12. This can be caused by many things including the good old video card excuse. However, most of the times when I have trouble like this it's my fault 2 big causes of this for me are Section Views and the " only display associative entities" in the Toolpath Manager. I cause this problem using Viewsheets as well, inadvertently turning Levels off or on when I shouldn't It might be worthwhile to review the Viewsheet settings page. They add new field on that page periodically There are a few in there that I have no idea what they do, like "Display Mode" In my case I have that turned off, and I have no idea what it does.. Help is no help.
  13. This is your machine GENOS M460V-5AX | 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center | VMC (okuma.com) or it's big brother.. Video | MU-6300V-L 5-Axis Machining Center | Okuma
  14. What are you going to be building ? Do you require multiaxis capabilities or is 3X enough for now What work envelope is required? I'm with JP for the most part, I love Okumas but an Okuma sized machine payment and a couple of slow months can be a bullet in the head for a start up.
  15. yes I was trying to fix that toolpath in 2022 and feeling really stupid I did not realize that it was new to 2023
  16. I ran the MC2023 version of this file through our Postability Haas V6 - TR210 machine sim and it ran perfectly If you didn't go crazy on the feed rates this toolpath would run very well on this machine
  17. Yes... MC2023 does a really nice job of this
  18. Go to System Config/Selection and see if you have "Glow Highlighting" enabled If you do, turn it off
  19. Dylan the sample file is attached to the first post in the thread. as is, it will not trim the X+ side of the circle If you break the circle at it's midpoint, trim will function properly
  20. agreed For mission critical tool lists with Capto stacks I make a SolidWorks assembly of each tool and use that to create a tool sketch It's a ton of work. an automated solution would be nice I looked into some tool management software packages, but the prices were breathtaking and I could not get approval to move forward.
  21. I was asking if the latest version of the high feed tool was generating a good toolpath in Mastercam, or are you still running the bull endmill definition?
  22. Is this tool giving you good results
  23. You have to be real careful with Sandvik tool models The step file for this tool is not right. The white portion of the model which represents the insert is actually surfaces and does not come in when you create a tool with the step file. That's what Mastercam's tool manager says the tool diameter is 1.93 instead of 2"

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