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  1. Corey Hampshire

    Better way to remove this material

    Thanks for the ideas guys. I was hoping for a quick easy solution tool path wise. I am currently playing with the Dynamic OptiRest. I have it setup just like David's sample and it wants to make a full arc in on the cuts. I don't know what to tweak to get me there? I realize dynamic is supposed to arc in, and that is exactly what it does. Anyone got any suggestions?
  2. Corey Hampshire

    Better way to remove this material

    HI Guys, Can anyone come up with a better way to face this material off? I normally use contour like shown, but would like to have a more efficient path (stock driven). I have used trim in the past, but it would be tedious to do this 10-16 times depending on the part. It just seems like there has to be a way to generate a more efficient tool path to do this very simply. FACING.mcam
  3. Corey Hampshire

    Opening V7???

    I don't want to hi-jack, but I have to ask.... Why are you guys dealing with such old files? V7 and V9? Do you all have custom stuff that drives off the older file formats?
  4. Corey Hampshire

    Random Problem with Selection?

    I run into this from time to time. Save your work and re-start Mastercam is the fix I use. Not sure why it does it, but that seems to fix it for me.
  5. Corey Hampshire

    Solidworks Parasolid Error, but not what you think...

    Thanks Old Bear, that is what it was. They went in and re-built each configuration and re-saved it. That fixed it and now I can import and merge from whatever configuration I want. That should save a bunch of space on the server.
  6. Corey Hampshire

    Solidworks Parasolid Error, but not what you think...

    Was it something that used to work but doesn't now? I get the dialog box that allows you to select a different config, but then I get the error. I wasn't sure if they could save the file different in Solidworks or anything like that. I am Solidworks dumb...
  7. Hey guys, Here at work we are updating Solidworks across multiple seats. We use solid models for Mastercam use. I can import a Solid model with no issues. Engineering would like to cut down on the number of models they save on the server. Inside their files they can make a part from raw stock to the finished part and save multiple configurations. When I import a model, I can only import the latest that they have saved the part as. I cannot open an alternate configuration even though Mastercam shows me the other configurations in the " Select the desired Solidworks Cofiguration" dialog box. When I attempt to open any other way, I get the "Cannot find Parasolid data in Solidworks file" error that we all know and love. My question, is there a way around this other than saving multiple models of the same part? I have registered the .dll with success and that had no effect. Anyone deal with this in the past and have a solution for me? Using Mastercam 2019 if it matters. Thanks in advance!
  8. Corey Hampshire

    Strange mouse or video skipping MasterCAM 2018.

    Is a wireless mouse being used? I have to have my receiver on my desk top (computer is down by my feet) otherwise it hangs and acts stupid. I re-installed video card driver before I tried moving my mouse receiver. Something simple to try.
  9. Corey Hampshire

    Multi-Axis Project Start Point

    Yeah, It's different it seems. I hope they come out with the first maintenance update soon as I am having some bugs too. I am sure they will get it sorted out. That is part of the reason I have waited until now to go to 2020.
  10. Corey Hampshire

    Multi-Axis Project Start Point

    Awesome. Thanks! This will save me over 100 clicks per part. One nice improvement in 2020.
  11. Corey Hampshire

    Multi-Axis Project Start Point

    I am currently on Mastercam 2019, but making my way over to 2020. Old Bear- I made a quick, stripped down file for you to look at, and a video of the extra steps I would like a way around. It's not a huge deal to do it the way I am currently, just lots of extra clicks. In my head I am thinking there is a better way, something that I am missing. Force_Chain_Start.mp4 CIRCULAR_INTERPOLATE.mcam
  12. Corey Hampshire

    Multi-Axis Project Start Point

    This may be a newbie question, but it is something that would save me a lot of time. When I am circle interpolating around a round surface (Vmc 4th axis) i use the project tool path. When I pick my curve to project, I want to be able to pick a start point for it. The way it is now, if I pick my chain and all my settings, I have to check out and go back to geometry, right click on the chain, go to start point and dynamic pick where I want it to start. Is there a way, when I am initially picking my chain, to force it to start where I want every time? It is time consuming and a lot of extra work to edit start point on multiple ops. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Corey Hampshire

    Right Angle Head Toolpaths

    Thanks guys, now I want Ice Cream!
  14. Corey Hampshire

    Limiting A axis angles?

    I use the tip that Old Bear just mentioned. I picked it up on this forum. Forces my rotary axis to move the way I want and miss clamps and fixtures. Just a simple Multi-Axis Curve path in between operations if you have those tool paths available. Just one of the many things I have picked up from the brain trust here.
  15. Corey Hampshire

    New computer- Can't remember where some options are

    The alt key boxes are under Options/Options- Uncheck Enable Ribbon access keys....For the record

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