David Colin

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  1. I'm afraid that's all that can be displayed for now. And i'd like to display other fields too...
  2. David Colin

    Toolpath for machining a fillet without a form tool?

    Here is zip file Test_piece2-mod.zip
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    Toolpath for machining a fillet without a form tool?

    You should try Morph toolpath if you have it Test_piece2-mod.rar
  4. David Colin

    threading tool setup

    I always programmed leading edge. 3D tools can be easily set that way compare to standard 2D tool parametric and backplot correctly.
  5. David Colin

    Stock flip, stock transfer disabled

    Hi Colin, thank you for the extra info. This is a 2x lathe without physical 2nd chuck. Here, I mainly wanted to be able to use stock flip command into Mcam to program 2nd part side. This will be manually done on the machine so there is no need to modify post.
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    Stock flip, stock transfer disabled

    I answer if it can be useful for someone else. It just needs to add to MD a second chuck component group with a linear Z axis, rotry axis and chuck
  7. Hi, Anyone knows what needs to be added to MD/CD to be able to select stock manipulation toolpaths? They are greyed with a simple 2 axis XZ lathe machine.
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    ROUGHING STRATEGY FOR LARGE AEROSPACE AL PARTS

    Stellram 5720 (now Kennametal) is a nice tool to give a try. Kennametal says its 2" 4fl can remove 527 cubes per min at 24k.
  9. I guess creating stock model from lathe operations will make a revolve model. Perhaps it works with MT but not with standard mill/lathe.
  10. I often fight with that kind of stuff too... For retraction, you can play with tolerances but it won't be perfect. However, about useless upper 'spring pass' when you turn off the upper z depth, i guess toolpath is trying to machine surface sharp corner with tool radius. You can avoid it here with rest stock parameter 'Ignore small cusps' with value = tool corner radius value.
  11. David Colin

    Better way to remove this material

    Here is a sample with optirest. FACING-optirest.mcam
  12. David Colin

    Better way to remove this material

    Optirest with a stock model can be a better way however it won't be perfectly optimized. Lead-in will be optimized lead-out too but not as much as it could (tool will come out from material entirely before retracting).
  13. David Colin

    NetHook to help finding chains geometries

    If you mean to change colour operations icons in operation manager. I think it doesn't exist. I recently read this idea on the forum but someone from CNC answered it couldn't be done with a Chook.
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    NetHook to help finding chains geometries

    I just meant this command should be internally developed by cncSoftware and built-in Mastercam: - Ability to display all entities associated to selected toolpaths in one-click. Wherever entities have been drawn on and whatever level manager settings are I created this netHook with 2017 but it's still working with 2018/19/20. I didn't try it on X9 but it may work...
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    NetHook to help finding chains geometries

    You're welcome! I still daily use it. Unfortunately it's limited to legacy chain based toolpaths... as nethook sdk is. I guess a similar command should be natively built in Mastercam for any toolpaths.

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