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mwearne last won the day on June 12 2021

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  1. The cpu listed is a 6year old dog! The A1000 is probably not the best choice either if focusing on rendering, specially if you're trying to feed that monitor 8k. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i9-12900K-vs-Intel-Xeon-E5-1620-v4/4597vs2777 You probably need to start over with the system since upgrading would still leave you on that MB with that xeon.
  2. If you're not doing super complex work, you don't need anything over the top. Coming in under 3k should be easy. Lasting 5 years, shouldn't be a problem even with the parts you have there. Again, assuming non complex work and 'lasting' means the system won't get bogged down by future performance needs of Windows or Mastercam (I don't see any massive new tech coming from either anytime soon) Saying that, a few small changes in that system would yield big gains. You have a 12th gen intel listed (i9 would be a better choice). you should build to its strengths. Its able to support waaaay faster RAM and also PCIE gen 4. You might need to pick a different MB if that one does not support those. I'm in the 32GB of RAM club, but I would get reputable components so if you want to add a couple more sticks in a few years, you will be able to get the same stuff. One thing not listed in your build, you should have dual or even triple monitors. If you don't have them now, add a matching pair. A better video card is not a bad idea either but the one listed will work. Also a good idea to add some bulk storage, 4TB or more HDD. ....and get good components, not just the cheapest.
  3. The channel is still there and if you have a direct link to a video you can still view it. Seems the videos are all now 'unlisted'. So, that probably rules out anything coming from youtube and most likely it looks like a personal decision to unlist. Can only speculate as to the reason behind that....accidental, or otherwise. His content is great so hopefully it was just an accidental setting and things get sorted out soon.
  4. There's also a lock beside the selection you can use.
  5. I said this before but maybe worth saying again... 12th gen intels are a huge step in performance over previous gens, more than we've seen recently. DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0 help a ton. A Benchmark 3.0 time with a similar system above, 2:09 !!! I'm running a high end 10th gen system and I'm a minute slower. That's a massive gain! ...so ya, that setup will be good!
  6. I get this issue too on some 3D toolpaths. Update 1 did not fix it. You have to Disable GPU processing in config under Simulation. At least, that's the only thing that worked for me.
  7. Seems to have something to do with the locked rad/diam when using 2022. Unlock and you should be fine. In 2023 it works fine if the lock is on.
  8. I'm having a hard time picturing when 128GB of RAM is needed for Mastercam. I have some big Mastercam files (~1gb with ~300 toolpaths) for testing but have never seen Mastercam use a massive amount of ram. Maybe it would use more if I had more?? Anyone have example files or able to share scenarios where Mastercam will use massive amounts of RAM? Currently, I'm running with 32GB and I'm thinking of adding another 32, but all this talk about 128 has me thinking. I do run more than just Mastercam so even if this 32gb addition doesn't improve its performance I'm confident I'll see some improvement elsewhere (premiere pro, camtasia), just not sure how much. Anyways, when I complete the upgrade I'll do some benchmarking and report back. I guess if I see huge improvements, I may need to consider 128GB on the next build.
  9. Dynamic toolpaths maintain engagement angle. Engagement angle does not equal stepover. Here's an older video talking briefly about this. Gets into it about the 1:50 mark. The rest of the videos in this can be found on our website...one day I'll update them and get them on youtube and the blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PG2XIph2E&t=5s FWIW, ModuleWorks has addressed the sliver issue in their most recent toolpath release. Guess we'll wait and see if Mastercam brings that tech over into their paths.
  10. Your tplane should match the plane that your geometry is in. You'll notice you are exactly 180 out from your spiral. Either move your geometry in Y by half the circumference or just chain your spiral instead. If you chain the spiral, you'll have to enable unroll in the toolpath and turn off the lead extensions. To get the tool to lead in/out, you'll need to create a longer spiral. Also, if you are using 2023, seems the classic backplot is having issues with axis sub. You'll have to use the new backplot, or just verify instead.
  11. This was not intended. You will probably see a fix very soon.
  12. https://www.cncci.com/post/three-point-arc-center-macro He is doing XY while you are wanting YZ, but the math should be relevant.
  13. I have an active link in a blog post here... https://blog.caminstructor.com/whats-the-best-computer-for-mastercam The main link in this thread is dead. There is a re-posting of the link but I forget what page its on.
  14. The 12 series Intels are really killing this file. After only seeing small incremental improvements over the last 5-6 releases, this is very good news!
  15. Calculations work for me. I used the X value in the Analyze Entity menu, 1+3/32. With and without brackets, all good.

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