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    Solids color wont change

    I experience this a lot when copying and pasting solids from one file to another. They always come in red and none of the model prep color change options do anything. I've never considered the stock color/display to be biting me so I'll have to keep that in mind next time. Anyway, as an easy fix, I simply copy the solid over the original imported one, then delete the red one underneath. Easy squeezy.
  2. Out of around 20 computers and tool makers, we have one guy that loses his 2020 configs every time there's a Windows update.
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    plane jumping in 2020

    This has been repeatable since 2020 rolled out by creating a plane, then adding a machine group. The active WCS will change when the new machine group is inserted. That's the only time I've experienced a plane change that I couldn't blame on operator error.
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    MCAM 2020 Raster question

    Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for that. I usually contain the tip of the cutter because sometimes things go haywire when trying to use contact point in steep areas.
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    Cleaning tool holders

    We have a Layton cleaner (designed for electronics/components) that uses isopropyl alcohol. I've seen smaller units run with just water, and also with Simple Green. I think you're only limited by the unit itself. (AFAIK) Nothing about ultrasonic cleaning dictates the use of a certain solvent, just how the manufacturer builds their cleaner.
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    MCAM 2020 Raster question

    Avoidance geometry can cause Raster to do funny things in my experience. If you have to use it, I've had the best luck setting my stock to leave pretty close. So if you're leaving .01" on your machining geometry, leave .011" on your avoidance (I make the difference only .0001" between the two, but I also program at .0001" tolerance). Otherwise I prefer to control raster using a containment boundary. The new silhouette boundary functionality is very helpful for lots of geometric conditions. I generally find myself using the silhouette instead of a solid edge. Usually if silhouette containment won't work, I usually end up drawing in a containment boundary. If you're able to post a file or even a picture of the part I could try to help you out.
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    Cleaning tool holders

    Hello Kevin, Varsal is a chemical company, I believe they make a couple different solvents for use in ultrasonic cleaners.
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    Best programming method

    For what it's worth, if the geometry/dimension was critical, (assuming you're cutting into a solid and the groove is not established/roughed at all), I would use an equal scallop, set to counterclockwise spiral, using the groove perimeter as containment, and containing the center of the tool to that boundary. Probably using a 4mm 2-flute ball. That would start the tip of the ball tangent to the top edge and make passes around the perimeter, spiraling inward toward the bottom until the groove was complete. This would be better/simpler motion for the machine with less deceleration/acceleration/direction change while also not being so hard on the tip of the tool. And, if I had to guess, it would be a faster operation also.
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    AutoRegen - CHook

    Gunther, Can you pretty pretty please get us a 2021 version to use in the technical preview/betas?
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    convert config files

    I've never lost anything you mentioned using the migration wizard. It converts tool libraries as well as operation and other defaults I've previously set. I can't comment on post changes, because I leave all post editing to my re-seller. That being said, my post works the same in each new version as it did in the prior.
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    convert config files

    File > Convert > Migration Wizard is how I've always brought everything over. Works great.
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    Yes, it copies and updates them.
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    I have only gone from one version to the next (2017 to 2018, 2018 to 2019, etc.) but the migration wizard has always worked fine for me. It is located in File > Convert If you select advanced migration, you will have the opportunity to select the location your source files (mymcam2018 and shared mcam2018) and Mastercam should handle the rest. edit: This will (should) bring over your current colors, quick access toolbar, tabs, everything.
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    Rookie Mistake

    There's a pretty simple way to do this without using any add-ins, unless I'm missing something about your question: Click on your machine group to select all operations Right click in the toolpath manager Select "Edit selected operations" then "Edit common parameters" Click the check-box next to planes and set your planes

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