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    No I am not. Just simple contours, drilling, dynamic mill.
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    Hello helpful people, Has anyone ever ran into the post not posting coolant on every tool change? I've double checked that coolant is turned on in all ops but for some reason it only posts M08 on the very first tool. Have any clue as to where i n the post this is located? Thanks for any help, MAZAK-4X.mcpost MAZAK-4X.mcam-mmd MAZAK-4X.mcam-control
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    Thanks for all the responses. So what worked for me was to update the coolant codes in the post and use this button It all works fine now because the post forces it to go to a said location. I was un checking that check box.
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    Hello I searched but didn't find anything to help with this simple problem. I need my operation default for coolant to be set to "after" for all operations. It currently sets itself to "before" and when I go into the control def and edit all selected ops to change the default, the "before/with/after" tab is grayed out so i can't change it. What am i doing wrong here? I currently have to manually change it to "after" on every operation. Thanks for any advise and if there is a thread currently out there just send it my way.
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    This was very helpful, thank you. I am now trying to incorporate this into the larger part. It is a much larger undercut so many multi passes will be necessary. Is there a way to force the path the start from the top if i need it to?
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    Sorry, level 1 had a model that had a feature missing so here is the updated zip. MULTI-UNDERCUT.ZIP
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    Hello, I am looking for a way to rough out stock in an undercut situation using multi axis but also using stock recognition. Attached is the simplified MC file that I am working on. This is going to be run on an Integrex i300. When the file gets opened you can see the real part that I need to make on "level 1". "level 2" has the model I need (+.01" everywhere) prior to finish turning the inside. I've been messing around with this for some time now and I've gotten close as you can see in the toolpaths and stock "model 2" but i want to believe there is a much better way to do this. I am afraid of tool burial approaching the way i have it programmed now. "Stock Model 1", on level 3, is roughly what the stock will look like before I start cutting the undercut. Straight walls all the way to the bottom on the part. I scaled down the part to do some test cuts on aluminum first so that's why levels 3998-4001 have smaller geometry. The real part is copper so that's why I am milling and not turning. Is there a way to use multi axis toolpaths while using stock recognition on a feature like this? I want it to start at the straight walls and work its way in to the angled walls while not colliding with things (obviously). The real part will be using Tool #3 (1"ball em). With only .800 of flute so I will need to take depth cuts down to the floor. Note that i dont have to use the ball too the entire length. I can use multiple tools including bull end mills( T#1) if it makes things easier in the top section of the ID of the part. Any and all help is appreciated. Let me know if I left anything important out that you need to know. MULTI-AXIS.pdf MULTI-UNDERCUT.ZIP
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    Custom Active Reports

    Hello mcam world, 1. For a while now I have been wanting to create a custom active report or tool list. Preferably using the right click "Tool List" option when in the operations manager. Attached is the format i would like to use as to keep things familiar to everyone at our shop. Looking at the format attached, do you think it's possible to create this? i'm not asking you to do it for me (unless you really want to mess with it) ,I'm just wondering if that's too specific for mastercam. 2. Is it even possible to change what template Mastercam uses in that right click option? It currently sorts the tools is order of use and not in sequential order. If i am just wanting to whip out a quick tool list I use this option. Setup sheets I use the "Setup Sheet" button under the "machine" Tab. 3. If it is possible to use this new format, can i then link it to the setup sheet button for an active report? I don't need tool holders displayed on the new list, i just want the basic info. Thanks for any and all info related TOOLLIST-BLANK.docx
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    Coromant Capto

    Hello, Does anyone have any suggestions for tooling manufacturers of Capto C6 holders? I've been buying Sandvik but they are limited with Inch options. What i am looking for are different gauge lengths of simple solid holders (weldon). Sandvik goes down to 3/8 but i need 1/4 and with more than 2.3" gauge length. Thanks for any input.
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    Pattern Layout

    Sweet! Thanks!
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    Pattern Layout

    Hello world, Does Mastercam have a tool that allows you to arrange arbitrary entity shapes automatically within a boundary ( machine travel drawn as wireframe ) so i don't have to transform them individually? Thanks for your input
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    Import ".stp" Issue

    Update! I ended up converting it in the other software and all looks good. Thanks for all the replies!
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    Import ".stp" Issue

    I am not able to Upload anything due to ITAR otherwise I would. Thanks for the offer though. We do have a software we are supposed to use that Checks the saved Mastercam model to the Native customer with a set tolerance and it states whether it passes or fails. In this current state it would fail with flying colors.
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    Import ".stp" Issue

    I never get a prompt to do anything it just goes straight into loading it. Leon82 I know what you're talking about and for some reason that prompt doesn't show up. I do see it from time to time though.
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    Import ".stp" Issue

    Model prep didn't work. it tried for an hour before crashing.

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