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  1. that is correct. this new system is going to be solely for mastercam. i don't plan on this ever going online either unless i have to for CAD reasons. can you post a screen shot of the configuration steps? i know some software things but not enough to follow your post. thank you
  2. thank you, i can't wait for it to get here so i can get back to learning. after reading about CAD workstations, i am surprised my tablet/laptop worked as well as it did.
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    connect two arcs with tangent line help

    i will practice this. this has been a lot of fun to learn. thank you
  4. ordered a laptop. my wife was supportive of the idea... which made life much easier. should arrive next week. refurbished: Processor: Intel Xeon E-2176M Processor (6 Core, 2.70 GHz, 12MB Cache, 45W) OS: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (4 Cores Plus) Memory: 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM Non-ECC Memory Hard Drive: 2TB PCIe M.2 NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive Video: NVIDIA Quadro P3200 6GB GDDR5 Battery: 97Whr, 6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery with ExpressCharge i spent a little more than i expected: $2600 but if this works as i hope it will, i should not have to worry about another laptop purchase for a long time.
  5. i've done a bit of reading. i understand now why the NVIDIA Quadro is suggested here. not all video cards are created equal. i'm learning stuff every day. i plan to use this computer solely for CAD. no general internet use. thank you all for taking time to respond.
  6. when a laptop is classified as "refurbished", i get that it's used. how beat up are these machines? is there an industry standard that the sellers must adhere to when classifying these PCs?
  7. thank you for the feedback. i'm going to look at each one.
  8. i looked up the Dell and it was out of my price range. it was priced at around $2500. my budget is around $1700. i found these, what do you think? https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000E-0DUD0 https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000E-0DUC9 thank you for your time
  9. i have an old laptop that i have been using to teach myself mastercam. i'm at a point where my video card and old laptop can't keep up with the requirements of the mastercam program. i'm considering one of these: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834233190 https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000D-02F47 https://www.newegg.com/black-gf-series-msi-gf63-gaming-entertainment/p/1TS-0016-00725 i don't want to make the wrong purchase. if these won't work, can anyone post a link to a laptop that will support mastercam? thank you
  10. fdbarajas

    connect two arcs with tangent line help

    i was able to figure out the extra tail on my arc. i used the break two pieces function. once i separated the unwanted portion from my arc, the rest of my drawing fell into place. i was over thinking the tangent to the arc part. it was not needed in this exercise. after several attempts i am happy with the result of the exercise. thank you to #REKD for contacting me. i'm having a lot of fun with this program. thank you all for taking the time to read my thread. now...... on to the next exercise!!
  11. fdbarajas

    connect two arcs with tangent line help

    failed attempts at tangent to arc. either i get indentations or "extra tail" on my arc.
  12. fdbarajas

    connect two arcs with tangent line help

    this is the exercise i am working on. it's a beast to look at. i want it to look better. i work full time and school part time. my end goal is to earn an associate degree and NIMS cert. thank you
  13. hello, first post. i am a first year machining student. i plan on taking mastercam1 in the winter of 2019. to prepare myself for the class, i purchased a mastercam book and am working through the exercises. it's an interesting CAD program. i am stuck though. i want to connect two arcs with a tangent line. i come close but my end result is still quite ugly to look at. is there a way to move this line when it is still active? i want to place it in such a way that i can modify it later. i'm reading book: mastercam 2018 imperial handbook volume 1 ISBN: 1-77146-680-4 i thank you for your time.

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