So not a Guru

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  1. So not a Guru

    RAM usage on stock models

    Is there a way to limit the amount of my RAM that MC uses? On some large 5x toolpaths, with stock model tolerances set to 0.001", MC will use 99% of my 32GB and, for all practical purposes, freeze the PC. I can fix it by loosening the tolerances, but I never know when it's going to happen.
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    Surface back side display.

    Yeah, it used to be in there. It changed in 2017, I think, might've been 2018
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    Surface back side display.

    The View tab
  4. So not a Guru

    Tapping Speeds and Feeds

    We rarely do production runs of more than a few parts, when we do I use threadmills. The formula I use is: RPM = TPI x 10 & IPM = 10 So 1/4-20 = 20 RPM & 10 IPM, 3/8-16 = 160 RPM & 10 IPM, 1/2-13 = 130 RPM & 10 IPM etc. Except on hardened steels and exotics, this has rarely failed me.
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    CIMCO vs Code Expert

    You can have post files (.pst, pst_backup) files default to open in Code Expert.
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    CIMCO vs Code Expert

    I use Code Expert for posts for all of the built in functions, that are specifically for posts. But I use Cimco for G-code, simply because the colors make finding things easier, such as linear to rapid transitions, M-codes and comments.
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    Approach after unwind problem

    I am slammed at the moment, but I will get back to you as soon as possible.
  8. So not a Guru

    Stock Models

    I thought it made me a Republicrat, or was it a Democracan?
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    Stock Models

    I generally agree, but sometimes, as in the instance I stated above, they are the only option. I'm on an older system with only 16GB of RAM and sometimes the system is overloaded by the stock model.
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    Converting an STL to a stock model

    Got it. Thanks scharles
  11. So not a Guru

    Stock Models

    How do you do this?
  12. So not a Guru

    Converting an STL to a stock model

    How does one convert an stl into a stock model? I know this has been answered before, but while this forum is one of the best resources I've ever had in my career, the search function still blows big nasty chunks . Zeke
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    Stock Models

    I don't know why either, but please keep us informed on this. I have a file right now that I cannot create a stock model without it locking up my box so badly that the only way to recover is with a hard reboot! And the stock model I'm trying to create has only one 2250K morph path, it swallows every bit of my physical memory, so that the box cannot operate. This is the worse instance of this I've come across and I'll be sending it to our reseller to forward to CNC. I'm using 2018, so this isn't exclusive to 2019.
  14. So not a Guru

    ModuleWorks Help File - 08.2017

    This is the 2019 version of the ModuleWorks help file.
  15. So not a Guru

    where do you change stock color MC2020

    Open Verify, File>Options>Graphics

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