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  1. Manofwar

    NPT Threadmilling - Troubleshooting

    Colton, I took a quick look at this. It seems to me that it's the way MC is interpreting the diameter of the tool vs the angle. I got rid of the taper angle in the path and it works fine. With an endmill it's using actual diameter (of shank) which is .375" (hence the .007" overcut you're using in the first path, because the cutting edge doesn't extend all the way to the shank) Where with the thread mill it's better taking into account the taper of the tool, using the tip size instead of shank size. I hope this helps. Caleb
  2. Manofwar

    5 axis toolpath help

    Like this? I'm using a conical limit switch down the center of the part with the setting of the upper and lower limit at 9.405 so it locks the B axis and C is still allowed to move.
  3. Manofwar

    Barrel Cutters for curved surfaces

    I don't happen to use blade expert. Perhaps somebody who does will chime in.
  4. Manofwar

    Barrel Cutters for curved surfaces

    If you're trying to define an oval form tool this is a Barrel form tool in Mastercam. Mastercam has a 2019 and 2018 description of all of the Emuge tools that are available. I've attached the 2019 version. If you need to make a different one I would suggest using one of the predefined tools and editing it to suit. Emuge-circle-segment_inch_2019.tooldb
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    Peel mill arcs

    Arc Filter/Tolerance. you could just set Minimum arc radius really high and it would turn them all into linear lines.
  6. Manofwar

    Opti Rough Stock

    I've seen this confusion quite a bit in forums over rest material with the tool starting inside. There is a special rule that isn't clearly defined when you use Optirest. The boundary chain must be used, and the strategy is locked to inside. All you have to do is select the compensate to, Outside and type in value that at least exceed your tool size. Edit: If you're an official Mastercam user on the website you can go to,Mastercam Webinars 2017, Stock Model and Opti-Rough Webinar. It goes over in detail the problems you're seeing.
  7. Manofwar

    Right Angle Aggregate HELP!

    What are you doing with the RAH? Just drilling... or milling too?
  8. Manofwar

    Cimco Edit???

    There is a much better editor IMO. Sublime Test 2. It's a tool for programming in other languages, but has some tools that significantly help with edits. It has a little bit steeper learning curve then CIMCO. But, It is free and has more flexibility. Some of the key things it has is multiple cursor, fuzzy searching, regular expressions, and better multi program sync. It was recommended to me by a Mazak engineer and I don't think I will ever go back to any of the other editors.
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    2019 Hotkey for Outlined Shaded?

    As gcode said, there is not default hotkey. There is an additional button that does the same thing in the bottom right hand corner. I occasionally click on these by accident. Perhaps that was it?...
  10. Manofwar

    how to make this part in 5axis

    Here is how you get sharp corners into that part. Like what was said, this is going to require a minimum of four axis. For-Ecam.mcam
  11. Manofwar

    Variaxis i630 matrix

    Clamping and unclamping is not for locking out rotaries. This function is for full 5x programs. As default the machine is in a clamped state. If you command a rotary move the rotary unclamps, moves to the designated position, and reclamps. If you wanted to make a full 5x cut this would be a problem as the machine would unclamp and clamp on every line with a rotary move in it. So, to create smooth 5x motion unclamping the table until you're done with 5x, then reclamping is what is required. Do not try to use this as a lockout system! It is not what it is intended to be used for.
  12. Manofwar

    Chain geometry, regions ghosted

    OptiRough does this sometimes because of stock. If you stock turned on it uses -Stay Inside only andeverything is then controlled by the containment boundary.
  13. Manofwar

    Thoughts on gaming mice

    ...and higher rollover rates. Here is what that means. You can also bind macros to particular key strokes, which can be beneficial. Plus, they light up... who doesn't like something shiny?
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    Thoughts on gaming mice

    I use a logitech G502 and love it. I really prefer the corded mice over bluetooth as the slight delay messes with me sometimes. I use a combination of claw grip and palm grip depending on how long I'm programming. For anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about here is a link to the description of the different grip styles. I keep my mouse around 4000 DPI which is fairly fast. Standard button layout for me. I'm using this on a steel series mouse pad, highly recommend this. Fairly cheap and extremely smooth action. Once the mouse is calibrated to it the input is a lot more predictable. As a side note my keyboard is a Corsair Strafe MX Cherry Red. The mechanical keys plus high rollover rates really help with Mastercam when only using the left hand on the board and some strange key combos that don't come up on regular keyboards. Plus the mechanical input guarantees input everytime. Really a must have for me.
  15. Manofwar

    Select an Imperial Tap

    The easiest way to do this is to just type in fields below this column what you want. To actually change that that section you need to change your configuration file to imperial. Then it will open the imperial taps file. A much easier way to do this is to go to the standalone tool manager and change that to imperial, as this won't try to adjust everything else to imperial, such as, geometry and other things on screen.

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