5th Axis CGI

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    Getting a new computer!

    I would go with the 64 gb or even 128 gb for memory. Better to go ahead and get it and have it verses need it and not have it. .
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    2019 Lathe tool libraries

    You can merge different libraries. Have you gone to the tech exchange and see what is there?
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    You say mirrored, but I think what your really saying is the helical cuts are inversed. I tried messing with the MMD and Post to get that changed and nothing worked. I would then mirror your part along the X axis and drive the toolpaths that way. Cheat the model to get you what you need. Not ideal, but sometimes that is what you need to do to get a job done in the real world so it will be a good teaching exercise on how to think out of the box to solve the problem. Here is the file with what I was referring too. Hopefully this helps get you and the students going in the direction you all need to get what your after done. Secondary Helix 30 DEG 0.625 2019 Rev A.emcam
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    2019 Lathe Spindle not restarting after tailstock retract

    Yes there needs to be some work done to the post or try a force tool change on the operation after and see if that helps.
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    That is not a vaild link or file. Please put something up we can download to best help.
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    Okuma supernurbs for dynamic mill - more or less code better?

    Steve, I don't know the Okuma Super Nurbs to give the best answer, but since no one else is chiming in I will get the conversation started so maybe someone will chime in that has a different thought. I don't understand the same tolerance for all 3 settings. On different machines we use different tolerances for different things. I look at those 3 items and say all 3 should have 3 different tolerance settings. You said it started chipping the endmill, but did you try different filter settings out of Mastercam with those tolerances? What that tells me is the machine is running the code slower than what was really programmed and by run it really slower it was not overloading the tool which makes sense. I would do a complete series of tests with filter settings, tolerance settings and many other things to narrow down the possible inputs to give the correctly desired outputs. I would make a complex shape as a test. I would then try about 20 to 30 different settings to see what each up in the tolerance on the machine produced and then I would test each filter setting at each of those tolerances. You have 6 different machine tolerance to try. You have 6 different filter tolerances to try. That would yield 36 different tests using a new tool for each test. Question then becomes where do you draw a line in the sand? Where is the go with what you got and get the job done or lets test this to the extent I just liad out to find the sweet spot. Really throw some more fuel to the fire. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 12 flute tool isn't going to do the same things. 1/2, 5/8 or 3/4 are going to do the same things are they? Amount of stock to leave? Depth of cuts or full pocket depth? What are the holders Shrink or Hydraulic? What spindle taper HSK? CAT? BIG-PLUS? 1000 psi at the tool? Through the tool? How deep you want to chase the Rabbit down the Rabbit hole(s)?
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    Any way to make manual entry box larger?

    I have shared the complete process many times over the years. Here are a couple links to review when you have time. http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=17722 http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=15291 http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=19194 http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=24313 http://www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=28834 www.emastercam.com/board/index.php?showtopic=31183 HTH
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    Any way to make manual entry box larger?

    Can be added to the post for output to be controlled by a drilling cycle and never have to add it by hand again.
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    I have a copy of that post for your company. In the ptlchg0_out section there is forced B0 C0 here: if g43_flg & prv_map_mode = 2, [ prv_workofs$ = -9999 pbld, n$, sg00, sg90, pwcs, "B0", "C0", e$ prv_p_out = 0, prv_s_out = 0 ] I would try commenting that out see what that does. ptlchg_out ##if use_clamp & cuttype = zero, ##[ ##p_lock = zero ##s_lock = zero ##pbld, n$, s_slock, e$ ##pbld, n$, s_plock, e$ ##] ptoolcomment sav_t = prv_t$ n$ = t$ *n$, e$ if stagetool <= one, pbld, n$, *t$, "M6", e$ if stagetool = one, pbld, n$, *next_tool$, e$ if g43_flg, [ # !xabs, !yabs # xabs = 0 # yabs = 0 p_lock = zero s_lock = zero pbld, n$, *s_slock, e$ pbld, n$, *s_plock, e$ ] if t$ <> sav_t, [ prv_speed = -99999 prv_spdir2 = -99999 ] pcan1, pbld, n$, pwcs, "B0", "C0", speed, spindle, strcantext, e$ There is also a forced B0 C0 in the ptlchg_out. I would comment it out and see what it does. It looks like to me Logic for drilling needs to be added to the post to turn it off when doing drilling cycles and other things where you don't need this forced all the time. That is a very old post dating back to X4 or X5 I believe. Might talk the Sons into looking at getting a 2020 post and go from there. I did that to help you not them out so hopefully it does.
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    Yes that is a re-seller question and understand if not using MT then you will only be able to see milling and no turning using Machinesim.
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    Is this attached to a post? If so then see if there are things with the WCS you need to do to control things.
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    Post Help

    He will need to see how it is defined if used else where. Why I suggested the method I did. Define a new variable and then have the original variable equal the new variable. You keep the original use and method in tact and then can do what you need. Only time I will change the predefined variables output in a post is if I know it will never be needed like it was originally.
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    Hitachi Seiki with 10M controller

    You just learned what not to do. You never prove out new code on a part. You also never prove out new code without setting your workoffset far enough from the part to test something.
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    Mastercam x5 Post problems

    This website has a post that already has all of that and more. Guess what it is free. Might want to get a little mud on your hand doing work here before slamming one of the members. He is more than capable of helping you with a post modification if not already built into the post. I been here a day or two and some start off rough like I did and other start off good then get rough. Either way we are here as group to help legal users of the software and sorry Old Bear is right smells like a duck, walks like a duck and goes quack might just be a duck. I personally paid for my sim so anyone who is not legit is robbing food from my family is the way I see it. Hopefully we see you around and not a fly by poster we see quite of bit of on here. Have a good Labor day yourself.
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    Post Help

    James you need to make a format statement with a new variable. Then make a condition statement at the place your waiting to invoke or output this value. Then it should work. I don't like changing the default variables in a post and when I need to do something like this always make new ones.

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