5th Axis CGI

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    Here is my take on your problem. Sorry I couldn't get a Single Solid, but hope 3 solids get you close enough to what your after. I also machined the part with a 1" ball endmill to support why I made the solids the way I did. Mastercam File Dropbox link
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    Do you use spring passes on walls. Does material matter.

    Hard for me to give you the best answer. What kind of tolerance are you trying to hold? What are you true position requirements? Profile Tolerance? What do the features your taking spring passes on look like? How think are the sections? What are the holder? What is the Spindle? What is the setup? How long are the endmills? how many flutes are the endmills? How big is the cross section your are finishing? How think is the cross sections your finishing? Are you fixture made out of Aluminum, Steel, SS, 13-8, 15-5 or something else? When you tried not doing it what were the results? What is your spring pass amount?
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    Mill Face Problem

    I went back to the problem I reported and turned off Depth of cuts that had Zero and I was able to back plot and post code. I never remember turning that on, but the file is many version old and been shared for years so no telling when or if that happened. Glad we got an answer.
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    Reporting Computation Error........

    Make sure you are using a good stock model that is NOT marked clean that is really dirty.
  5. Flowline direction not being seen from time to time. It just dawned on me today why I can't see the flowline directions of certain toolpaths from time to time. I always work with the active level not visible. When doing so the toolpaths don't care and they use the active level. Problem is when that level is not visible then the flowline entities will not be shown. This one thing has drove me crazy for years and finally today I realized what is creating it.
  6. Get a hold of the service department and ask them to give you a update on the control. I have seen an improperly installed grounding cable do some weird things. I am old school and want to see a 6'-10' Copper ground rod next to the control cabinet at every machine. Some builders have allowed installations to ground to the building ground. Problem is if there are EDMs or Welders grounded to the same block then you run the risk of a discharge back through the ground block to the machine. By having a grounding rod for each machine grounded for only that machine you rule out any possible discharges from other machines. I have also seen bad constant electrical current do weird things. I have seen some machines that will freak out of the voltage varies too much and companies have had to add power cleaners to their power sources to make sure the correct voltage is being supplied to the machine.
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    141,732kb .stp file - tips and tricks to opening

    I work with large files a lot and Boolean add of solids that can be reduced down to one has helped a lot. Makes it real nice when the file has to go to CAV. I click on the one fixture solid with the 250 entities and done. I also get some solid with assemblies and reduce them down to one solid whenever possible. I will keep the native parent solid in the file, but I will have a separate level with the items that can be joined made into one solid for working purposes. Another trick is to open a file with shading off and chord height turned up to at least .010. I also will use the simply solids that helps to reduce some solids that CREO, CATIA and NX like to make larger than needed with facets faces and small features that aren't needed for defining the solid. Best tool by far is Spaceclaim. I will bring files into it and work on them in there 1st. Then I bring them into Mastercam. This really helps a lot. I have started opening a step file in Mastercam. Then gone to Spaceclaim and opened the same file. I have then saved it out as a Parasolid and started a new session of Mastercam and opened the Parasolid of that same part faster than Mastercam can load the original step file.
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    Mill Face Problem

    I was wrong and the correct answer was given.
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    YCM 4th Axis Post Edit Help!

    There might be a switch in the post to tell it not to go home at each index, but without everything in front of me to see it hard to tell. when you reached out to your Local Mastercam Dealer what did they recommend?
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    Approach after unwind problem

    That is the issue there is not safe process in one toolpath that I am ware of. You have to break it up and create you own when faced with this. The other option is do what you did get around it and deal with the air cuts. I have sepnt days on some parts sorting stuff like this out when it mattered. When it didn't I just dealt with the air cuts.
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    Mill Face Problem

    This is a known error and has been addressed in 2020. Have you tried recreating the toolpath? That seems to be the only way to fix it.
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    Mill-Turn Machine Recommendation

    I would go with the Multus U series over the B for a flexibility and range of parts you can easily machine stand point. The B Series is a Slant Bed style machine using a compound axis to accomplish Y axis Travel. Where as the U series is a True Y axis machine. Once you understand the size of the parts and work you are looking to do for the machine you are going to purchase then present that to Gosiger and let Sean and them see which one will be better suited for your parts. Y Compound B series means machining parts in Quadrants to machine everything on large parts. Where as with the U series with a True Y axis and it's ability to go below center you have a lot more freedom and capability.
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    Trouble viewing presentation on new PC

    Make the new system a dual boot. Put another hard drive or partition the hard drive in and put the 64bit on the 2nd drive or partition.
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    Trouble viewing presentation on new PC

    No way I am aware of to make a 64 bit program run on a 32 bit system.
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    Not a good way I know of to do it.

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