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uncle_dolan last won the day on June 19 2013

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  1. Hi everyone, I know during Covid many of you may have had to adjust to different working arrangements like working from home. I will be transitioning to WFH at the end of this year and am looking for any advice that can help me prepare for it. I am moving to a remote city due to family reasons and have agreed with the boss to stay on and work remotely. I will visit my workplace periodically, but primarily will be working from a home office. Is there anything you have found particularly difficult/easy about working from home? Anything I should factor into my planning. Anything you would recommend I establish with my boss as part of the agreement? Thanks in advance for your help! Uncle D
  2. Is his depth set to incremental? He may have geometry selected which is on two separate Z depths
  3. Just click on More reply options at the bottom of the quick reply box, then there is an option there to attach files. A picture would be handy.
  4. Are you talking about the datafields in the attached image? Yes you can change them, just click on the text and write over it. HTH Brendan 1.bmp
  5. X+ Discussion Thread - http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=57946 Activereport Sample and Info - http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=70950&hl=activereport There is plenty of information available on this forum already regarding setup sheets. Above are 2 good links to help get you started. More info can be found if you search this forum for 'setup sheet' or 'activereport'. If you have any more specific questions let us know. HTH Brendan
  6. Go to Industrial Forum and right near the top there is a thread called 'Important topics, read before posting'. there is a link in here to the X+ discussion forum. If you can be more specific about the troubles that you are having with setup sheets it would make it easier for us to help you. There are a couple of tools you can use to produce good setup sheets. The one I use is Activereports which is highly customisable and can display most of the information you want. X+ is another option which is a free download. I do not use this so can't comment too much, however many mastercam users do use it and think its great. There are some activereports and other setup sheets free to download as well. Do a search for activereports if you are interested and you should find out more. Also, probably don't need to start 2 threads about the same topic within an hour of each other. Just make one and somebody will reply if they have the information.
  7. Hi, Firstly, under your machine group in your operation manager, if you click on 'properties' and then 'files' it will bring up a screen with all the files you are referencing. If you click on the exclamation mark next to defaults (see image 1) it will get you into your defaults file and you can modify existing toolpaths (see image 2). To add new toolpaths to your defaults file. Create a toolpath, and once you have entered the settings you want it to default to, click the floppy disk icon in the top left to save those settings to your defaults file (see image 3). Next time you create this toolpath those settings will come in as your default and you will not get that error message.
  8. ^^^+1 This is my experience too
  9. Hi Ninja, I sorta get where you are going with this idea, but would like you to confirm. I get that there has been a fair bit of enthusiasm/hype regarding this learning group, and very little after that (myself included) I have only had time to do the idler bracket and I'm still working on the milling for project 2, haven't even looked at the bottle opener yet. I find myself keen, but struggle to come up with time to do it some weeks. So are you thinking that you want people to first share their own programming before having access to everyone else's files? This has some merit, but in this environment I'm not sure I see it as necessary. What is your thinking?
  10. What Planes are you working with? I know with my 4 axis horizontal I need to create new back and bottom planes rotated from the top plane otherwise It will output my X movements as positive not negative.
  11. Hi Bobnob and welcome to the forum. I am running the same version as you, and I have not had this experience. Never had trouble saving/overwriting files. Typically I will open a file after saving my current file. If it asks if I want to save, and I choose yes, it prompts me for where and what filename to save to so wouldn't it be my fault if a file got overwritten? I know a lot of people had a lot of issues with the early release of MCX-6. I didn't jump on x6 til MU3 was released and I am generally happy with it. Hope you can get your problems cleared up soon!
  12. I will turn shading off when selecting geometry quite often. However, I normally project my geometry a bit up from the part so this type of selection issue has never been a problem for me.
  13. I'd imagine that would be under autocursor
  14. For a quick selection option you can try the power select function from verisurf...depending on the surfaces you are selecting this can be very handy. HTH Brendan
  15. Thanks for the info gms1. Will have to look into that!

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