tiredtoolmaker

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  1. tiredtoolmaker

    3d mouse

    Best thing since sliced bread...period.
  2. tiredtoolmaker

    Default Source library file

    Thanks for the help Nick...
  3. tiredtoolmaker

    Default Source library file

    Re: X7 Can and/or where do I change the Source library default file in Import Toolpath Operations?
  4. tiredtoolmaker

    Verifying a part takes longer than running it

    I can turn off stock in verify and it only takes seconds to run...then I turn stock back on and see what it cut. This works great unless you need to watch the toolpaths.
  5. tiredtoolmaker

    Drill tip default angle

    Thanks Colin...got it.
  6. tiredtoolmaker

    Drill tip default angle

    In X7, can I change the default drill tip angle from 118 to 135 in tip comp?
  7. tiredtoolmaker

    surface rough pocket

    I know exactly how you feel brother. I'm a self taught, stuck-with-X7, Mastercam user with the exception of help from the emasterminds at emastercam. My company has money for everything except what it takes to actually make the product. I'm close to retirement so changing jobs is out of the question. If I did change jobs, they would probably ask me "I thought you knew how to use Mastercam?" So I do feel like a fool sometimes with my questions because I feel like Forrest Gump and someone is asking, "Are you stupid or something?" Also, the only reason I have Mastercam in the first place is because a customer came through and told them our shop looked like it was from the 60's.
  8. tiredtoolmaker

    Edge Curves at "Z" 0 Instead at Actual Edge Depth

    Thanks JP...that works well with straight edges. The arcs require a little more effort. I'm glad they changed this for 2018. As for Millman's suggestion...I'm too close to retirement to change jobs and if I did, they might not like me there.
  9. tiredtoolmaker

    Edge Curves at "Z" 0 Instead at Actual Edge Depth

    Thanks to management halting the maintenance agreement...I'm stuck with X7 forever.
  10. What is the easiest way to do this without translating and such? I want all the curves I pick to be at "Z" 0 instead of their actual depth on the model. I tried 2D/3D but this doesn't have an effect.
  11. tiredtoolmaker

    I want Arcs instead of NURBS

    Exactly....thanks.
  12. tiredtoolmaker

    I want Arcs instead of NURBS

    I know how to convert splines to arcs and vice-versa but I want to eliminate this step.
  13. tiredtoolmaker

    I want Arcs instead of NURBS

    Re: X7 Our designers use UG; they send me parasolids. We have a new designer and when I create edge curves on his holes etc. some analyze as NURBS, some as arcs. I ask him about this and he don't seem to know why. I don't have this issue with the other designers. That said, is there anything I can do in Mastercam to help with this or does this fall on him? I know how to convert Nurbs to arcs and vice-versa but I want to eliminate this step.
  14. tiredtoolmaker

    Spring Groove Toolpath

    Thanks guys...
  15. tiredtoolmaker

    Spring Groove Toolpath

    I need to machine a lot of these grooves...they are 3/32 wide x 3/16 deep. It's just a simple groove so there is no critical dimensions, I'm using Contour (Ramp) toolpath...what other toolpath(s) would you suggest?

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