The Chipmaker

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  1. The Chipmaker

    Dynamic OptiRough

    I always use full vertical retract!
  2. The Chipmaker

    Lots of good enhancements

    I have been using it since the late 80's. I have seen it grow and get better and I have seen it go backwards sometimes. I hate updating! it is a big PIA. I hate when they change things that are working like hole selection and than go backwards in 2019 & 2020. The trim function is annoying as well as the note in drafting. I think for most of us the newer toolpaths are fluff. Not all of them, but most. Just my 2 cents.
  3. The Chipmaker

    Tool Manager - used tool icon

    It is still there in my tool manager.
  4. The Chipmaker

    Header size

    Ok I give up. How do you make the header titles on the quick access toolbar bigger? They are too small! Much smaller than 2019. Thanks!
  5. The Chipmaker

    Tapping Speeds and Feeds

    It is well worth buying good taps. We use Emuge.
  6. The Chipmaker

    Sweep

    Ron, It may have, but dropbox is blocked here at work.
  7. The Chipmaker

    Sweep

    Rich, I could get it to work in surface mode. I had to machine the inside of it. On the surfaces I created it had overlapping surfaces. Not clean. Rotate yours and look down inside. Doesn't seem like it should be that difficult a shape to model. I was going to try it in SW. Never to late! Thanks
  8. The Chipmaker

    Sweep

    Thanks for the help!
  9. The Chipmaker

    Sweep

    How come I can't get the green geometry to do a solid sweep? I can't get it to sweep around the corner. 10163641-sweep.mcam
  10. The Chipmaker

    Get rid of planes

    They cling onto everything. I hate that. It should be like a tool path and ask before you delete it and then let you delete them. They should go away though when you get rid of all the things you listed. I wish I could help, but I feel your pain!
  11. The Chipmaker

    Mill-Turn Machine Recommendation

    How about Soraluce? We are currently looking at them and the DMG/Mori. We need a mill/turn with a high capacity for weight and high accuracy. Thanks
  12. The Chipmaker

    Machining holes at an angle on a vertical mill

    I used a contour. It didn't gouge. You can play with exit location. ANGLED_HOLES_(1).mcam
  13. The Chipmaker

    Cutter comp issue

    Hi, I always use control for my cc. to avoid any questions by my operators. 99.9% of our geometry is closed this one happens to be open. The cutter starts its approach as if cc is off and angles to the correct position, but chops off a corner. Is there a setting that I am missing for an open contour? I found a work around and used perp instead of tangent, but I don't like it feeding inside a slot. Thanks! 52.25_LEAD_IN_QUESTION.mcam
  14. The Chipmaker

    MAKE ONE SURFACE

    Is this what you are looking for? one surf2.mcam
  15. The Chipmaker

    Custom drill cycle

    Roger, I sent you a sample file. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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