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    Deep Hole Drilling

    We got our reseller to make an special cycle for us, and with some modifications we finally got it to work for our use. the code is from the output, we use Fanuc control on this machine. 1. First pilot drill Z-10 in this example. 2. Start of gun drill or long drill Z-5 with spindle rpm S300 and Counterclockwise M4 to make sure the insert is not chipped 3. Waiting code G04 to build up the coolant pressure 4. drilling of hole down to desired depth 5. retract 2mm from bottom of hole and slow the spindle speed to s300 rpm 6. retract to top of hole for either new position or new operation. Contact your reseller is the best advice, In many cases they may already have a solution that you can use. Or use point toolpath or manual entry and insert your code hard coded from a text file you choose with your example. with manual entry or point toolpath you have to edit the outputted nc file i guess, this example from our custom cycle is now post and forget, it works now after some editing for us. Best of luck! G Example of custom cycle 10 - Gundrill cycle % O0001 ( GUNDRILL ) ( GUNDRILL ) (MCX FILE - D:\GUNDRILL EXAMPLE.MCAM) (MATERIAL - ALUMINUM MM - 2024) (PROGRAM - GUNDRILL.NC) (DATE - 06/09/2018) (TIME - 21:05) (T23 - HMB 6.0 10D - H23 - D23 - D6.000mm) (T34 - GDR 6X190 20D - H34 - D34 - D6.000mm) (MAX X - X0.) (MIN X - X0.) (MAX Y - Y0.) (MIN Y - Y0.) (MAX Z - Z50.) (MIN Z - Z-90.) N100 G00 G17 G21 G40 G80 G90 N101 G91 G28 Z0. (HMB 6.0 10D -|T23 -|H23 -|D6.) N102 T23 N103 M06 N104 ( HOLDER LENGTH = 70. ) N105 ( STICKOUT = 90. ) N106 ( TOOL CODE = DH510060 ) N107 ( MAX - Z25. ) N108 ( MIN - Z-10. ) N109 G00 G17 G90 G54 X0. Y0. S4774 M03 N110 G43 H23 Z25. M07 T34 N111 G94 N112 G98 G81 Z-10. R10. F477.4 N113 G80 M09 N114 M05 N115 G91 G28 Z0. N116 M01 (GDR 6X190 20D -|T34 -|H34 -|D6.) N117 T34 N118 M06 N119 ( HOLDER LENGTH = 63. ) N120 ( STICKOUT = 190. ) N121 ( TOOL CODE = 2229466 ) N122 ( MAX - Z50. ) N123 ( MIN - Z-90. ) N124 G00 G17 G90 G54 X0. Y0. N125 G43 H34 Z50. T23 N126 G94 N127 G00 X0. Y0. N128 G00 Z10. N129 S300 M04 N130 M9 N131 G01 Z-5. F300 N132 M5 N133 S4774 M03 N134 M07 N135 G04 P6000 N136 G01 Z-90. F47.7 N137 G01 Z-88. F23.87 N138 S300 M03 N139 M9 N140 G04 P6000 N141 G01 Z-5. F300. N142 G01 Z10. F300. N143 G00 Z50. N144 G80 N145 M05 N146 G91 G28 Z0. N147 G28 Y0. N148 G90 N149 M30 %
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    shared mcam and my mcam on dropbox...

    Hi. We use google drive for mastercam shared files. We install mastercam and install the shared files in our google drive folder, we do this on our computers, and you can set up individual config files for individual users as long as all shared files is correct set up in your settings.(each user can have their own settings for personal likings) you have to have same user credentials on both computers so you can access your shared files. ( same user or folders shared in google drive) I would think dropbox and onedrive from microsoft work the same way, as long as your settings to the shared folders are correct. i woul like to try those also but google has been stable and ok for us until now G
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    iscar YNMG-F3P

    Holder ISO: this is the ISO holder, If you want the Capto style you probably is best to start with the insert and search from that. Insert: If you are in 2019 beta you can import the 3d file, or if you are in earlier versiont you can Draw the tool With the Dimensions of the tool. from a search it seems that wich is Vnmg and have the same holder With different seat can be used if you find that in the Libraries, otherwise you will need to either Draw up or import the 3d file, depending on the Version of MC you use. HTH G
  4. Thanks!, fixed the output, and learned some new!
  5. Hi! We want to be able to force the program name for the nc file to be upper case. We tried ucase but that only applies to strings So, is there a way to get the program name to be in upper case letters when you post it to nc codes? this scomm_str, "PROGRAM - ", sprogname$, sextnc$, scomm_end, e$ gives me output: (PROGRAM - test.NC) I would like it to be: (PROGRAM - TEST.NC) If the original imported step file was in lower case letters, and we program and post the codes, the program name in the machine is lower case, and in one machine that is ok, on the other it just drops all and leave an empty comment. Or are there any way to x2018 to always save File name in all caps? G
  6. And in searching in the NCI reference guides no luck of finding other info either, anyway thanks Jeff!, you also learned me something of groupinfo with your guidance by replying too!
  7. Hi! Hi! Jeff pointed out that the info of the combo box was not available for any parameter, as what I too has found out during search this weekend in the nci reference, the only parameter available seems to be 19123. So, the question is why you want that information? As a workaround you could name your Material Name the same as ISO Group if you just want to grab the information. then you could use nr 19123 If you want to be sure the information on material name match up with the iso group for further comparing values it seems you are not being able to do so, since the combo drop down box does not have any parameter available for us to grab.
  8. Hi! Can you use parameter 19123 for your task? see picture G
  9. Hi, thanks for reply! My reseller told me it need to be opened for maintenance and the lead time for support was some weeks on replying ( as my reseller also have lol), I am willing to pay for the service anyway, and i also want to build a new post for learning more so both options are considered. Do I need to contact IHS trough reseller to get help if its under maintenance?
  10. Our company has a Doosan PUMA 240 MSB with C axis , live tooling, sub spindle and Fanuc 18i-tb control We have a Post from Inhouse I have some trouble of getting to work correctly with live milling in c axis mode. i have trouble with M88 and M90 clamping when face milling, it is in wrong place, it activates M88 in G0 and the machine errors out. When manually edit the program we get it to work, but it would be nice to get the code right for the machine and do other stuff instead of hand edit. I have received a suggestion for solution from my reseller, but it did not put the M88 right where i wanted it and since our current post is from Inhouse and have a locked psb file we suspect it is something inside there we need to change, i got a code snippet that inserts as a sub mtlchg subout$ = 1 pbld, n$, pclampbrake, e$ subout$ = 0 and some more code to use as a workaround, but it did not place the M88 and M90 where it supposed too. M88 can not be active in G0 Mode. So, My reseller suggested I start over with a new post file, and suggested mplmaster instead of using the Inhouse encrypted post file. What i wonder in all this is: If starting again from X2018, would you recommend MPLMASTER or MPLFAN as your choice? this is not a post request, just hoping for guidance to choose right from the start, hopefully. Regards, G
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    MPMASTER and Haas

    Mine too, Fanuc control does not like double pharentesis either!
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    Export Tool Database ??

    From MasterCam 2017, switch on the button "Show Tool Manager option for text file import/export" in Advanced Config. so: go into the advanced config menu in your mastercam folder, find the option and enable it. this should then show the text file import/export option, not on the pc here now otherwise i would have left a picture of how here. HTH G
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    if prmcode$ = 12188, Threadteeth = rpar(sparameter$, 1) # Capture THREAD ACTIVE THEET VALUE FOR THREADMILL OPERATION if prmcode$ = 12194, Threadpitch = rpar(sparameter$, 1) # Capture THREAD PITCH VALUE FOR THREADMILL OPERATION if prmcode$ = 12203, Threaddiameter = rpar(sparameter$, 1) # Capture THREAD DIAMETER VALUE FOR THREADMILL OPERATION if prmcode$ = 12205, Threaddirection = rpar(sparameter$, 1)# Capture THREAD DIRECTION FOR THREADMILL OPERATION hth G
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    Mastercam2018 Fails to Start

    Sometimes i also have reinstalled the nethasp and chosen run as server and not as service. and make sure the settings are correct on nehasp local or network
  15. geirsj

    Mastercam2018 Fails to Start

    Maybe also right click mastercam icon and choose run as administrator

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