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  1. The gentleman that posted those links passed away. I suspect his blog has as well.
  2. Reko


    Thanks Pete. We just bought the Catia translator from our reseller, Axsys Inc, here in Michigan because a new customer wasn't interested in translating the files for us, but they are giving us enough work to justify it. The question, so far, about Pro-E/Creo was just a questionnaire I needed to fill in an answer to for a potential new customer. If we get a lot of work from them, we will definitely purchase it, but no need right now.
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    Thanks guys.
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    I am filling out a questionnaire for a new customer and they are asking if I can open Pro-E files. I have Mastercam and SolidWorks but I am not certain. Can someone post a Pro-E file... or perhaps know the answer to this? Thanks!
  5. Reko

    5-Axis Swarf Tool Path

    They both work fine, but on occasion I have struggled with faceting on the old-school SWARF... so Pattern/SWARF Milling is the better one, IMO.
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    5-Axis Swarf Tool Path

    If you open the "Linking" tab plus sign... the old SWARF has the entry/exit option under there... but yes... definitely more controls and options with the Module Works SWARF.
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    5-Axis Swarf Tool Path

    Hmmm... yes... the SWARF milling under the pattern tab is the Module Works one... but by the terminology you are using... wall following, cut tolerance, and filter... you might have clicked on the SWARF under the Applications tab by mistake. The newer SWARF doesn't really use the wording you described in your first post. The old SWARF toolpath still works... but I have had better luck with the default, or looser tolerances there. The newer Module Works SWARF has solved my problem of faceting and poor finishes... it seems a bit more complex, but anything with more options is necessarily more complicated because you have to learn a greater number of concepts.
  8. Reko

    5-Axis Swarf Tool Path

    Which SWARF are you using? I've had better luck getting good finishes with the newer Module Works SWARF.
  9. Reko

    Mass edit only wcs

    Not really. You can only mass edit toolpaths whose planes you want identical to each other. You can group together ( checkmark ) common planes and mass edit them... but not if the tplane and cplane need to be different... you'll need to do those in separate mass edits.
  10. Reko

    Scallop rest-passes

    If it's corners left from bigger ball EM's, I have better success with Pencil when stepping to smaller ball EM's. Then, scallop and containment boundaries for any other small misses. I've just never had good luck with finish rest passes... old-school paths or new.
  11. When I need to see the range of something I use dynamic transform. Prolly not the powerful solution you're looking for, but it helps.
  12. Reko

    Compensation Poll - Take the poll

    I use several of them... not sure how anyone can get away with only using one style of comp. I use wear mostly... but when I change contour type to "ramp" and "plunge" a zigzag path to rough a wall or something, I change to computer... and then when I do lettering I switch it to "off" so it mills the lettering on centerline.
  13. Reko

    5 Axis - Swarf - Smoother finish advice

    Which one are you using? I've had better luck with the newer Module Works Swarf.
  14. Reko


    Probably. There is a "Multi-Edit" in newer versions, but even that prolly won't do what you are looking for.
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    Awesome... thanks guys... no idea how that got clicked.

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