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  1. cam-eleon

    back plot says double the time 2019

    I ran the op's thru AR setup sheets
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    back plot says double the time 2019

    Running this toolpath group (1-26) thru vericut quickly shows just about 29min
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    back plot says double the time 2019

    I don't know what goes on with backplot times...op6 reports 16min???
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    Swarf Depth

    For the old school swarf it's under the collision control- Distance above lower rail (use +/-). For the new "Swarf Milling" toolpath I believe it's under Multi Cuts and then set the tool shifts to constant and then enter a value in the "To" field. I's been a while since I used the newer swarf but I think that's what does it...Try it out
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    Mastercam Lathe Concern

    I'm getting the same result with a quick toolpath check using mpfan. Looks like psccomp post call may be missing from parts of ltlchg$
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    My guess would be to create a rotated top plane to the angle of the cut you want to make for the scoring blade. This is OK for 1-2 cuts on the top plane but if you are doing many angle cuts then creating all those planes is going to become a chore. I created a router post many, many years ago that looked at the angle of the single contour scoring line and output the angle as a head rotation. There is a post command to calculate the angle of motion. I would never remember how I did this....
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    TOOL icon gone 2019

    I had my toolpath disappear off the main ribbon tab also. Sent it in to my local support and it's been kicked up to CNC software..possible bug they say? Save the file and re-open it. That's what the work around is for now as suggested to me.
  8. Set helix rad entry in dynamic pocket to "0". Then use the drill start hole op to create an operation to drill. Keep the circle as it will mark the start location of the pocket and you can delete the drill start op and make your own drill op if you want.
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    Creating copies of entities around a chain

    If it's a 2D spline then create a draft surface at 10 deg. Then create an edge curve at the top of the surface. Create equal number of points along the upper and lower spline then 3d lines from each corresponding point. Long way around but maybe it works for now.
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    X5 Thread Mill Quirk?

    Are you using the helical entry/exit at top of thread option? The tool should helix on and off the thread if there is a possibility of the cutting insert still being engaged in the material.
  11. cam-eleon

    Agie 100 programming

    This was the first wire I ever prog.--- many years ago. Here is a site that may help
  12. cam-eleon

    tool selection question(ver 9.1)

    In the operation, tool parmeter tab, Change NCI, check force tool change
  13. cam-eleon

    OT Vericut chook

    Vericut 6.2, Mastercam launch .dll's do not work with my patched Mastercam X2 SP1 Mastercam X2( SP1, build date Fri, Sept29, 2006 does not work with Vericut 6.2 launch. I tried it on 3 different PC's Mastercam X2( MR2 SP1 build date Wed, Dec 19, 2007 the latest full install from Mastercam download site worked with Vericut 6.2 launch
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    Any Tips? (Mill/turn center)

    Mastercam won't know the curve is a constant needing only a single Z/C move to get to the end. Muti axis programming spits out all req. vectors within the step/chord tol settings. I cut very large threads and I end up deleting most of the output and sub in a W and H.(incrmental Z and C). Maybe a custom post is the answer.
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    FTP constantly loads but not showing?

    I had the same problem running XP. Our IT guy had to turn off some MS internal firewall setting. Maybe check with your IT dept.

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