Reko

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  1. Okay, thanks everyone. I'll let him know a fix is coming in 2021.
  2. Has anyone else encountered this? I don't use Turn-Slice, but I work with someone who does... and he said it always used to create arcs and lines... but in MC2020 it is just creating one big spline. Is there a setting or option here? Thanks in advance!
  3. Reko

    Graphics Problem - X6 Lite

    Update: Problem solved I updated the graphics card driver and everything works. Thanks Jeff, thanks Newbeeee!!!!
  4. Reko

    Graphics Problem - X6 Lite

    I tried compatibility settings. Still tweaking... very strange behavior. If I go into config and change the screen background color... nothing happens... but if I minimize and bring it back up... the new color setting populates. Good advice... I'll try to download a different graphics card driver.
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    Graphics Problem - X6 Lite

    Windows 10 Yeah... I'll try compatibility mode. Edit... Nope... that didn't work.
  6. I have an old copy of X6 Lite that I want to use on a computer for estimating purposes.. basically, just to look at the part and draw bounding boxes and such. When I load a file, it shows the entities in the level manager... but nothing populates on the screen. If I minimize Mastercam... and bring it back up... it shows the wireframe, but I can not rotate it or do any thing with it. If I hit F9... nothing happens... but when I minimize it and bring it back up... the crosshairs appear. Basically, it isn't functioning properly. I have uninstalled it, cleaned the registry lines and re-installed... still no good. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  7. Reko

    Equal scallop

    Try this one... Reko Pencil Finish
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    MultiXPost Alarm on Verify 2020

    I recently had this issue as well, with a raster toolpath... which was getting this error... so my solution was to change to old-school parallel, which solved it. I thought of it as a toolpath problem... possible collision checking problem that the simulator couldn't solve. So now... I went back to the raster that had this problem... and turned off those three check-boxes... and it worked... no more error. ******************************************************************************** My question is... does this affect any collision checking? Why are those three check-boxes there in the first place? I just want to understand the ramifications of turning off something I have never messed with before. Thanks!
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    Equal scallop

    I like Ron's suggestions a lot... he's the master... I always learn something from his posts. I agree it is almost always best to not get lazy... to create the extra surfaces needed to smooth out toolpath motion. But... if you're looking for a lazy way to throw just one toolpath at something complex, and still get a good result... IMHO, "pencil" is an overlooked toolpath. I like the way it sneaks up on pockets and internal corners. Just "uncheck" the "Maximum number of offsets" in "cut parameters." Check it out. Reko-Pencil-Finish
  10. @Colin Gilchrist Colin... thank you. Once again, you nailed it. I have experienced True-5-Axis singularities... but I never thought about them occurring in 3+2 situations. Excellent explanation!
  11. Reko

    X+ License file

    Just send me $1 million in US dollars... I can get you the license through a guy I know named Gunther. You're welcome
  12. Mastercam 2020 ************************************ This is a co-worker's problem. I triple checked... his planes are correct. ************************************** Main Plane = A0 B0 Secondary Plane = A90. B-40. ************************************* When I program a 5-axis job using planes, I always force a tool change for operations with the same tool. That allows for a safe rotation for my table-table Haas to locate. My coworker doesn't always do this... he sets a safe retract number in the post... say, Z8.000" and he says that always works... until now using MC2020. ************************************* When I post the Main toolpath alone... it posts A0 B0... which it should. But... when I post the operation directly above it... the Secondary... which has a plane rotation of A90. B-40. then the Main toolpath posts out at B-40. A0. Again... posting alone... it is A0 B0 …………. but with the tool path above it selected... A0. B-40. Crazy. ************************************* The only think I can think is there could be something in the post telling it to remain located at B-40. because it is the shortest path. I looked at the difference in the posted numbers in X and Y... and A0 B-40. XY numbers are different from posting the toolpath by itself ( A0,B0 ) so I believe Mastercam THINKS it is making a good program, but because my part origin is not located on center of the platter, the program is incorrect and can not be used. ************************************ Our work around is to force a tool change... that makes the main plane post out at A0 B0. so we are moving forward. ************************************ Bottom line question... is there a switch... either in the machine def, control def, or the post.... that will force the output of the main plane to ALWAYS post at A0 B0? Thanks.
  13. Reko

    Millimeter to Inches

    Just in time.
  14. Reko

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    Awesome... thanks for that rundown Pete. I appreciate your time.
  15. Reko

    SolidWorks - Mastercam Add-on

    If you don't mind me asking, what text book do you use for Solidworks with the MC add-on?

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