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JParis

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  1. Yeah, that vertical area, that's something I typically rough on it's own...I've found on a 3 axis machine that works best
  2. The entirety of "Tool Display" is messed up... I open a file, ALT+T will toggle it off/on.....after a bit I toggle it and nothing happens... I've checked settings, it isn't that becasue if I close Mastercam and re-open, it again functions, as it has for years, for a little while...then it's rinse & repeat
  3. Check your Backplot settings, make sure Axis Substitution is checked to enable... If it is, Post your file with the saved tool path...
  4. Is your plane set to Top/Top? Also, make sure your Clearance and Retract values actually place you above the part
  5. Like so? I unroilled the geometry with an angle setting of +90...that accounts for the way MCAM handles the Back plane....think like lathe, the Back plane is C0... JP_SOLID.mcam
  6. I look at that motion and in my opinion, WAY too slow
  7. That will be VERY much part & tolerance dependent. I know when I have tight tolerances, I have to run multiple passes to consistently hold size. Sight unseen, as parts can have different requirements & strategies, I'll talk in generalities. I look at using a 3D Optirough becasue of the cutting paths....I remember the days of having to program cuts down and being limited but the geometry requirements. With Optirough, I can get into full depth cuts and then step up in areas that need to....that roughing path alone can be a huge time saver...With that cutting style, I tend to try to not use too many restmills to get corners down in size...but I will if the geometry supports it... Use zones to work areas that may require a different approach. Yes, this mean geometry creating usually, surfaces and/or wireframe... I like to look at all the paths when done, before posting and see which paths are the longest run time....I then evaluate those to see if I can change anything..
  8. Are you trying to program using a lathe post or do you have the Mill/Turn add-on? BIG difference betwen the 2
  9. Mitsubishi Wire? Grab the Mitsubishi FA-Series 4X wire(Tech) post on the Tech Exchange...there is logic in there to do what you need.
  10. What kind of Wire machine? You "might" need a custom post processor.....and for that, a question to your reseller would be a good way to get started.
  11. To the best of my knowledge, no.
  12. Make a z2g file...include everything in it.. If you have multiple machine/posts, make 1 for each
  13. JParis

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    My usual first move when something is just really wonky is to shut down Mastercam and restart... Clears whatever gets stuck in its head many times.
  14. As Ron notes, in the control def
  15. Yes.. I would think right in between here will get what you want pbld, n$, sccomp, *sm05, psub_end_mny, e$ pbld, n$, *sg91, "sg28, "Y0.", e$ <-----------------added here pbld, n$, sgabsinc, sgcode, [if gcode$ = 1, sgfeed], *sg28, "Z0.", [if gcode$ = 1, feed], scoolant, e$ # if lock_codes = one & rot_on_x, pbld, n$, *sunlock, sunlockcomm, e$ # pbld, n$, *sg28, "X0.", "Y0.", protretinc, e$ # if lock_codes = one & rot_on_x & cuttype = 0, pbld, n$, *slock, slockcomm, e$ if abs(fmtrnd(cabs)) > 360 & nextop$ <> 1003 & not(index), [ if lock_codes = one, pbld, n$, *sunlock, sunlockcomm, e$ rotretflg = 1 pbld, n$, `sg28, protretinc, e$ rotretflg = 0 if lock_codes = one & cuttype = 0, pbld, n$, *slock, slockcomm, e$ ] absinc$ = sav_absinc coolant$ = sav_coolant uninhibit_probe$
  16. Look in the Pretract area....that's where you'll find where it should go.
  17. I'd say get with your reseller at this point
  18. I couldn't stop my wife, the Christmas tree was up this past week... If I had my may I'd put it up Dec 24th and take it down Dec 26th
  19. In a post I Have it is set like so... brk_mv_head : 1 #Break the 5 axis moves to remove gouge brk_max_ang : -40 #'brk_mv_head' maximum angle move, applied if chordal
  20. You're welcome...no work for me, I'm just sitting home enjoying a lazy morning
  21. Change this setting to either Only in XY or All Planes supported....save it, regen the toolpath and post N100 G20 N110 G0 G17 G40 G49 G80 G90 ( 0.695 THREAD MILL SPTM695A EFH 1.5 ) N120 T1 M6 N130 S935 M3 N140 G0 G90 G54 X0. Y0. N150 G43 H1 Z.25 N160 /M8 N170 Z.1 N180 G94 G1 Z-1.125 F25. N190 G41 D1 Y-.09 F4. N200 G3 X.09 Y0. Z-1.1125 I0. J.09 N210 X0. Y.09 Z-1.1 I-.09 J0. N220 X-.09 Y0. Z-1.0875 I0. J-.09 N230 X0. Y-.09 Z-1.075 I.09 J0. N240 X.09 Y0. Z-1.0625 I0. J.09 N250 X0. Y.09 Z-1.05 I-.09 J0. N260 X-.09 Y0. Z-1.0375 I0. J-.09 N270 X0. Y-.09 Z-1.025 I.09 J0. N280 X.09 Y0. Z-1.0125 I0. J.09 N290 X0. Y.09 Z-1. I-.09 J0. N300 X-.09 Y0. Z-.9875 I0. J-.09 N310 X0. Y-.09 Z-.975 I.09 J0. N320 X.09 Y0. Z-.9625 I0. J.09 N330 X0. Y.09 Z-.95 I-.09 J0. N340 X-.09 Y0. Z-.9375 I0. J-.09 N350 X0. Y-.09 Z-.925 I.09 J0. N360 X.09 Y0. Z-.9125 I0. J.09 N370 X0. Y.09 Z-.9 I-.09 J0. N380 X-.09 Y0. Z-.8875 I0. J-.09 N390 X0. Y-.09 Z-.875 I.09 J0. N400 X.09 Y0. Z-.8625 I0. J.09 N410 X0. 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  22. Yup, if you try to tap either not using a tap or using an ill defined tap with no TPI set, it will put out the "divide by zero" error
  23. If you're using 2 chains with syncing set, try turning the sync'ing off...generally it means that you have a sync type setup and it can be as simple as 1 chain has 12 points and the other has 14.... With "ugly" geometry, I will sometimes chain them and turn them into a spline There's a couple things there to check

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