Ben Wood

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  1. Ben Wood

    CIMCO vs Code Expert

    I use Cimco because it is faster to open and has file compare. I also think it is easier to read the code.
  2. Ben Wood

    Rookie Mistake

    You could toggle it with a Misc value or have the post ask if it should continue or stop.
  3. I believe you want to use simplify spline.
  4. Ben Wood

    multi axis Tool path help

    My guess is one is an old Mastercam created path and the other is the newer one made by ModuleWorks. Sometimes one works better and sometimes the other. There are even more surface project toolpaths. I've found three of them.
  5. Ben Wood

    multi axis Tool path help

    I would use the Multiaxis Roughing path to rough it out. I've attached a sample file of a similar feature. For finishing I would probably use a swarf for the side walls and a parallel for the floor. Roughing.mcam
  6. Ben Wood

    Cannot create custom tool from this geometry

    Another option to convert it to arcs would be to create a 2d contour with comp off and arc filtering on. Then use the save as geometry button in back plot.
  7. Ben Wood

    Last tool call

    I'm thinking something like the lines below instead of the line you had. At he beginning of the post set test to 0. if test = 0 & next_tool$ = first_tool$, "T2" test = 1
  8. Ben Wood

    live 5 programs

    It is hitting a travel limit on a rotary axis and needs to spin it around to continue. I try to find a way to fix it if possible but I think I've run one a couple of times with that warning. It is likely going to spin the rotary at max speed when it gets to that point. Depending on the machine it might be ok. My machine has the TCP option and I don't think I would want to try it on a machine without it.
  9. Ben Wood

    Benchmark 3.0

    I9-7900X has 10 cores and a base speed of 3.30 GHz and a turbo of 4.30 GHz I7-8086K has 6 cores and a base speed of 4.00 GHz and a turbo of 5.00 GHz The ram in the I9 computer was 64 GB of Ballistix Sport LT - DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) - Timing 16-18-18 - CAS Latency 16 - Voltage 1.2V The ram in the I7 computer was 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX -DDR4 3466 (PC4 27700) - Timing 16-18-18-36 - CAS Latency 16 - Voltage 1.35V If i understand it correctly the faster speed of the ram in the I7 computer would only matter if it was overclocked.
  10. Ben Wood

    Benchmark 3.0

    We recently started having the company that manages our network do custom build for us. I prefer them over the Dell computers we used to buy. Dell will actually do more then what there workstation configuration tool on the website shows. On the last Dell's we ordered we were able to get I7 processors but had to call them.
  11. Ben Wood

    Benchmark 3.0

    Clock speed wins. We recently bought two computers and the cheaper I7 with higher clock speed beat the I9 that had more cores and twice the memory. Times are for Mastercam 2019 and were by subtracting the start time from the end time in the events log. 3:44 - I7-8086K, 32 GB Ram, Quadro P4000, M.2 SSD 4:06 - I9-7900X, 64 GB Ram, Quadro P4000, M.2 SSD
  12. Ben Wood

    Fanuc G68.2 with rigid tapping

    Is it possible its looking for pitch instead of ipm for the feedrate?
  13. Ben Wood

    Why I have stuck with X7sp2

    With Windows its best to avoid every other version. 98 was better then ME XP was better then Vista 7 was better then 8
  14. Ben Wood

    Multiaxes tool paths, and Workshifts

    I thought in the older versions you had to program from top WCS for 5 axis paths. I could be wrong though since I never tried any other way.
  15. If you are going to continue using Mastercam I would recommend going with 2017. If you are just starting out it won't make much difference which interface you learn. If you learn X9 then later update to 2017 or later version it will be frustrating learning were everything is in the new interface.

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