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  1. cam-eleon

    advanced rotary

    No, not the mastercam ver of swarf. Not that I know of anyway. The module works ver of swarf is more involved but I think even for that the tool is working on just one side. If you can complete a wall for guiding the tool around to cut both sides then try it that way. Maybe others who use this toolpath more often then I do can offer more advice. I just make 2 ops to cut both sides.
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    advanced rotary

    @westernoftexas: here is a sample. It's mcam 2019 pov_DWG_00005074_OGS_FINAL_SPRIAL.mcam
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    advanced rotary

    I like using swarf 4ax output. Keeps the tool side cutting along the wall. The tool needs to shift off on Y in a vert machine with a rot axis.
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    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.
  11. 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.
  13. cam-eleon

    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.
  14. cam-eleon

    Agie 100 programming

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

    tool selection question(ver 9.1)

    In the operation, tool parmeter tab, Change NCI, check force tool change

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