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  1. cam-eleon

    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.
  4. 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.
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    Agie 100 programming

    This was the first wire I ever prog.--- many years ago. Here is a site that may help
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    tool selection question(ver 9.1)

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

    Post question

    You might want to check out the post block "prcc_call_end" #Add the finish spindle speed to the first move speed = n1_ss pbld, *n, "G1", *string3, e #, *speed,"!!!" In my case using mplfan I added a "G1"
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    Custom Macro help, please

    Looks like if all IF statements fail then this is the only time #148 and #149 will be assigned. Move the assignments down to after all the jumping is done. Just my WAG(wild a** guess)
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    Circle mill problem?

    check file: circle test2 on ftp It might be OK
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    Post Variable

    "prv_" before any varabile is supposed to store any previous value (ie) prv_yinc or prv_yabs. Does not always work and you never know is it is the value you want. You don't need to define this varb. The best is to define your own varb (ie) last_y and capture it at the correct post block such as pfyout or pyout. The correct post block to capture the y value at the correct time is what you need to play with.

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