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About Greg_J

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  1. I had one MC2018 session open with a verify window open and one MC2019 session open. When I docked the toolpath manager it did fix the problem but it was still laggy and slow to respond.
  2. Using MC2018 I'm using a Curve 5 Axis program and I enable safety zone, for axis of rotation I select X axis and set the angle at 45° then I click define shape and it puts me into a geometry selection dialogue. I pick my part and it creates a box before or after I select the geometry; I'm locked out of changing any of the settings. I can only select a face of the box and push or pull it. Enter doesn't even work I can only hit escape to end the dialogue. As I was typing I this I tried to dock the toolpath manager to my main screen from a second screen then all the options that couldn't select now worked worked. Odd eh? Thank for the tips Ron.
  3. BUMP I have this same issue.
  4. Broken Arc filter?

    Turning of that check box solved my problem, thanks.
  5. Broken Arc filter?

    Hello, I noticed this for awhile now but have never posted to ask this question. I would make a Flowline toolpath and want to reduce the size of the program by adjusting my filter and as I move the cut tolerance to a smaller value the program went from cutting a linear arc to stair steps, very odd. This use to work in the past if I needed to reduce the program size then I would adjust the arc filter but with Flowline it doesn't seem to be working correctly. No matter what I do to the arc filter I am unable to make it create arcs so there must be something with the solid face I selected that is trying to cut the radius with small linear moves. I was able program the way I wanted with arcs using Surface Finish Parallel and get the smaller program size too but I use to use Flowline. Any ideas? Thanks, Greg
  6. G32 in with a M03 then G32 out with a M04. May need to have a M05 in there to stop the spindle then M04 out, depends on your machine.
  7. Stock Flip Questions

    A work around that I found is to use Unblank Entity and it will bring back missing geometry because of the stock flip. It's not perfect but I didn't have to reprogram anything I just moved around the order of the programs. I use separate levels for setup 1 and 2 geometry and make sure what ever side I'm working on have that level selected.
  8. Stock Flip Questions

    Shoot. Oh well at least I know that I'm not doing more work for nothing. Thank you for the reply.
  9. Stock Flip Questions

    Good Day, I created a part for our lathe complete with a stock flip, after the fact I wanted to change the order of my setups. What is the best way to do this with minimal re-programming? I have my programs in operations groups as follows: Setup-1 Stock Flip Setup -2 I swapped Setup-1 with Setup-2 but the masks are still applied to the Setup-1 programs from the stock flip, I'm sure I could post and everything would be fine but the MC file is kind of messed up. My guess is that I need to delete the stock flip and re-create it put the geometry on a new level and re-select geometry. Anyone else have a better method? TIA, Greg
  10. Laggy Verify and Multiaxis programs

    CDN dollars lol
  11. Laggy Verify and Multiaxis programs

    The file size is only 10-30 Mb. At least I know that I'm not the only one with waits. I can request some minor upgrades for my computer like new graphics card and or more ram. Looks like the P4000 is around $1200.
  12. Hello, I been having two issues. 1) I've been noticing that when using Verify with Multiaxis toolpaths take for ever to run and is very laggy. 2) Using multiaxis programs it laggs, for example when I go to toolpaths then multiaxis there is lag between when I click and when the window pops up. Also when I select they type of multiaxis toolpath and it's specific interface. Mastercam license is local on my computer and not nethasp. i7-4960X 3.6GHz 32 Gb or Ram (not sure what type of ram) NVIDIA Quadro K4000 TIA, Greg
  13. 2017 C Axis Cross Contour

    When ever I had issues it was always the geometry. Please share the file so we can see.
  14. DWO & Tool tip control accuracy

    Thanks for the reply Zoffen! I used the Palletec system a few years bad with a Integrex i630 and it worked well, the interface was pretty simple but we weren't doing production at the time. We don't do any true 5 axis work here but would greatly decrease production time with the "done in one" mindset. I was considering the machine for use with a tombstone and vises set on them to do multiple parts and as many setups in one setup. See following video.
  15. DWO & Tool tip control accuracy

    What do you guys think of this machine?

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