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  1. motor-vater

    MISC Values Help

    sorry trying to upload screen shots but its fighting me. Ultimately I am looking at mi8 (Safe retract at toolchange), mr6 (absolute safe height in z for unwinds and TC) and how mr7, mr8, mr9 (Axis shift for X,Y,Z) relate and are used correctly
  2. motor-vater

    MISC Values Help

    I could use a nudge in the right direction here. I am trying to use long tools with a Mori NMV5000 and a tall part. Long story short I need it to retract to a safe distance when rotating. I have tried reference points with little success, And all though forcing tool changes gets it dont seems like a waste of time. I know I can do something in the Misc Values and reals but the post does not give me a clear description of how to set them up.... any help on how to use these values would be great. Thank you
  3. motor-vater

    Tool list description

    Ok think we got it. Amazing what a # can do
  4. motor-vater

    Tool list description

    Shane is outta posts for the day.. lol Guru, do you know how to force a B value. As it is right now for a Hori, we use Top Front. When we rotate we get all the work offset and B values at every tool change. But ultimatly we would like to have a B value with the work offset even if there is no rotation... G54 B0.....
  5. motor-vater

    saftey zone problem

    so I got it to work, strangly it has something to do with my 3rd screen. I keep my dialog boxes/managers on the 3rd screen to give me more space on my main screen. Oddly enough as soon as I re-docked my managers it works.... Kinda crappy but I'll take it....
  6. motor-vater

    saftey zone problem

    Not so much for me. I select the part, it creates a box, I end selection and the setting screen looks like it is wide open but it is completely unresponsive.. wont even let me click the check mark to accept the box it created. I have to esc out of it all together... Weird but I have seen this alot, Maybe it has something to do with this being a Horizontal and locking it into 4 axis mode Top, Front, Front.... either way I work around it just an annoyance...
  7. motor-vater

    saftey zone problem

    anybody else have issues in 2019 with the safety zone tab in swarf5axis? it will let me select geometry to make a boundary but gives me no access to the menu for turning it into a cylinder or adjusting sizes etc? am I doing it wrong or is it a bug???
  8. motor-vater

    Tool Crib Management Software?

    Awesome feed back guys. I have been building tool libraries for all of my assembly's. And we/programmers provide and control the info for the crib attendant to build assembly's. That part is working fine. The biggest problem I have is knowing what we have on hand, and equally important knowing when to replenish certain tools. I really need an inventory system that I can use as a reference when deciding on tools, it would be nice if it would keep track of lead times too so we know when to reorder some custom tools and such. We are now starting to kart jobs that are reoccurring to cut down on set up times, But the last big job I programmed alot of money was spent on tooling and 3 weeks later as we re-organized our crib, I found multiple tools that I had just purchased already in stock. This was an OH S#&! moment for me because I just hate wasting money that could be used for other things that can make my life better like probes, new computers, etc... I guess ultimately I'm looking for something really easy to use, but functional for all the above mentioned objectives. Spending a fortune for something complicated is less likely to catch on around here. If its easy they will use it... If they use it, it will help immensely..
  9. motor-vater

    Thank you!

    Sure am, we are just super slammed and waiting for the new machine and the macroB to be installed on the 6300. We got probes coming! So yes we are gonna need you big time, just need to get everything in place for you!!!! It probably wont be in the next few weeks but soon, I'll keep you posted
  10. motor-vater

    Thank you!

    You know I was reflecting on the fact that every time I get stuck, you guys are always here to lend a hand and I thought I should just say thank you all. You guys have been an amazing resource and it never ceases to amaze me you willingness to lend a helping hand to those that need it... Good Job!
  11. motor-vater

    Tool Crib Management Software?

    Maybe except we use multiple venders. I'm looking for something in house that we can use a company..
  12. motor-vater

    Tool Crib Management Software?

    Anybody got any experience or suggestions? Our old crib man just retired and while he knew every tool in the place his only system was, well he knew every tool in the place. We hired a pretty green kid to take over and we need to give him a direction to go in to make our lives easier and save some money. Its amazing to me how many tools we buy without really knowing what we already have. From a programmers stand point we have a decent selection of standard tools in stock that I know I can program to but, I still would love to be able to know what we have be it on other jobs or just sitting around before I commit to ordering tools. Also knowing when to reorder is huge. I feel like the money we spend can be some what reduced or atleast redirected into other areas of the shop... Not really interested in a vending machine or locking drawers, we have a guy to go through, just need a way for him to manage it all...
  13. try syncing the entities. look in the options when you chain manager pops up.
  14. motor-vater

    Mastercam to Vericut help

    you have to set up the Work offsets in Vericut. a CYS (I think thats what its called) and a Work offset that relates to that CYS. Its kinda hard for me to explain, but if I can grab some screen shots tomorrow I will. Also if you will have to move the CYS from where top top top is to where ever your new WCS is.... Colin has some videos on Eappentace that are probably gonna be 5 million times more helpful to you.. Just saying
  15. motor-vater

    engraving problem 2019

    I have Always just used contour for engraving so not sure... Just didnt want you to not get a response, maybe call your reseller?

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