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  1. civiceg


    If it is a Next Generation Haas control with at least a 4th axis it has TCPC/DWO. If it is not paid for, the option still can be used for the 100 hour trial.
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    It is not. G234 is correct for a Haas. Logically yes 243 would have made better sense though. However it was already used before TCPC came out.
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    What is the alarm number? Did you setup the centerpoint of rotation in the correct settings?
  4. civiceg

    5 axis help

    Post a sample file
  5. civiceg

    Using a tooling ball in MasterCam

    I use them with custom angle fixtures on 3 axis VMCs and compound angles on HMCs.
  6. civiceg

    Using a tooling ball in MasterCam

    I have seen it two ways. WCS is the center of the ball, which is my preference. Then you have WCS at the part datum or another location, so you pick up the ball and then shift. Either way it should be on a setup sheet with notes and drafting arrows. Hell even if I program for myself I make notes and a basic setup sheet.
  7. civiceg

    Micro drills

    Shadowgraph if you got one. Not ideal but would work in a pinch.
  8. Are you using the actual canned tool paths in Mastercam or the standard tool paths?
  9. civiceg

    Haas Lathe coolant questions

    Are you commanding M8 and M88 in separate lines?
  10. I do find it comical when outsiders bring up the topic of Fanbois on Emastercam. I would say a large portion on here also use a wide variety of other softwares and are pretty critical of Mastercam.
  11. I would like to probe lets say 30 holes with one MasterCAM operation and be able store the X/Y location in a new work offset for each. How can I track each point in the operation so that it adds +1 for each subsequent hole. If I start off by saving to work offset G154 P1 for the first hole, the next hole will be saved to G154 P2, etc. I can do this with a individual op for each hole, but I would like a cleaner process.
  12. What control? I know when they first came back this last go around they were putting FANUC controls on them, but now its a FADAL control. I would try starting off with single block on, then single block past the G43 line, that way the look-ahead is limited, then jump to where you want. I used to do this on FANUCs or put a GOTO line after the G43 line to do the jump automatically in the program with. Either way be cautious. The GOTO line should work for pretty much any control. Unless the machine doesn't have the function/ option turned on.
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    Feed change during Finish Toolpath

    You can use semi finish in the roughing op. This will allow you to change the feed rate for the "finish" pass in the roughing op.
  14. Thanks LeoC, I just ordered a potential solution from Calmotion. Should be at my office when I get back from vacation!! If I could get away from RS232 I would, non-negotiable unfortunately.
  15. Does anyone have a solution to connect a machine that does not support RS232 with a network that uses RS232? A serial connection has to be used on the network end, no changing this part. The machines support Ethernet and USB. So either RS232 to USB or RS232 to Ethernet are viable options. Right now I think I may have a solution of data-logging from RS232 to SD then USB to the control. There is the issue of drivers not picking up the media on the CNC control. If the drivers are not an issue, I think this would work for receiving programs. I am just skeptical on uploading programs to the network with the reverse of the device I linked below. As a cliff note I am not trying to go from a RS232 machine to another media as this has been done for quite sometime. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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