[email protected] PISTONS

Verified Members
  • Content count

    288
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

20 Excellent

About [email protected] PISTONS

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 01/29/1966

Recent Profile Visitors

1,294 profile views
  1. No the c-hooks still do nothing even though the FT and DLL files are in the c-hook folder. I have one of our IT guys looking at it but for them it is VERRRRRYYYY low priority. Files are not blocked by windows. Next step for me is to install VS Studio on one of the offending machines and compile the source code to see if it then works. Thanks for asking I'll keep this thread informed if I find any breakthroughs. I was off on Friday and Monday so I'm really backed up so probably won't get to it until Thursday.
  2. cncappsjames, Any spherical shape starting with a simple cylinder aligned with the z axis would get me started. I was thinking of a something like a golf ball on a tee. I'd just like to have any example that I could open with MC2020 and dissect it. Thanks Karl
  3. Thanks for the inputs Leon82 I'll give them a try. Yes cncappsjames I'd like to see if the code is something that he would like. P.S. I've met you James many years ago at Westec at the mastercam booth. Can't recall how many years ago but it was quite a few. Is nice to put a face to a real person.
  4. I had a coworker ask today for help with something strange. He wanted to use MasterCAM to output g-code for our 5 axis UMC750 with a very specific type of output. He wants to use the C and Z axis only to cut a sphere. He in essence wants the mill to act like a lathe in that the B axis will be positioned at 90 degrees then the C-axis rotate 360 degrees and then move the X and Z and repeat. Is this even possible or would the c axis need to unwind? If possible what type of toolpath would I use to cut like this? Any pointers would be appreciated.
  5. Verify has the option. It's in the verify tab in the Analyze toolbar. Not sure about the stock model though.
  6. Zaffin, the programs are written in VB.net and yes it is a release version of the .DLL C++, I am putting the custom .DLL and .FT files into the "standard" c-hook folder along with all the mastercam supplied programs. I didn't even know that they could be placed anywhere else. Can the .FT files also be located in this "custom" folder also? But still no luck. On my computer I set up a custom tab with the programs I have written. single click and program displays form with no issue. Other computers I never see the form or any errors just nothing. Any other sugestions?
  7. Hello All, I have written half a dozen or so C-Hooks using Visual Studio 2017 and the work great on my computer. Problem arises when my co-workers try to run them. I have placed the .FT file and the .DLL in the correct local directory on each machine but when ran I get nothing. Ne errors just nothing. Anybody have any clues as to where I can start debugging this issue? TIA Karl
  8. Thanks, for the additional info I was forgetting Josh C. That was exactly what fixed the issue. Now on to post fixing to output the correct codes for our formboring takisawa.
  9. Nobody have any thought about this?
  10. Hi All, I am having a brain fade as to how to set up this custom tool for our lathe. I need it to compensate for both sides of the tool to cut the radius correctly. To make it work I've made two custom tools with the tool center set for the center of each left and right radius. Then I'll do the right half of the profile with tool #1 ending at the center then start in the center and cut the left half with tool #2. I'd like to see if I can do this with 1 toolpath / tool to minimize all the hand edits in the actual g-code file. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Karl
  11. What functionality does MC4SW have using API's? I saw that c-hooks are not supported so that for us is a big obstacle. Our shop we have automated about 80% of the "normal" jobs that come thru the door using CamWorks. Camworks got the nod over MasterCAM because of 1) The awesome API that camworks has. We can and do control every aspect of the program automagicly , and 2) MC4SW was in it's infancy when the decision was made. Since camworks has embedded it's self into our company it's would take a lot of persuasion and effort but i'd really like to kick camworks to the curb.
  12. Karl@CP PISTONS

    Pic into MC

    Use the raster to vector c-hook supplied with mastercam.
  13. This place is the best. Thanks for all the help. All fixed and looking good.
  14. First off thanks all of the above who replied and helped out. The icons showed up in the all commands section now.. But, how do I get tMastercam to show the name as it is only just an icon without a description? Also when they are added to the toolbar the tool tip does not show up on mouse hover, should it?
  15. Yes my FT file looks similar ( also similar to existing .net ft files i.e. atp.ft which DOES show in the all commands list ) here is in entirety: ############################################################################### # NET-Hook function table ############################################################################### # # Name : UHM_Open.ft # NETHook : UHM_Open.dll # Date : # Author : K Stickel # Notes : Rename all YOUR_NETHOOK with the name of this project # Language : VB.NET # ############################################################################### ####################################### # ASSIGN A UNIQUE NAME FOR THIS NETHOOK ####################################### APPLICATION "UHM_Open" ###################### # NET-Hook PATHS ###################### # # Update paths below to match your install path and project name. # you can use folders if you wish to have your NETHook in a CHooks sub folder # just make sure to edit this path to match. FUNC_DLL "CHOOKS\UHM_Open.dll" RES_DLL "SAME" dnRES_NAME "UHM_Open.NETHook" CATEGORY "CP-Custom" ############################################################################## # Public functions here ############################################################################## # # The main system entry point FUNCTION NET "Run" dnSPNG "Run16" dnLPNG "Run24" dnTIP "UHM Open" END_FUNCTION # # EOF

Join us!

eMastercam - your online source for all things Mastercam.

Together, we are the strongest Mastercam community on the web with over 56,000 members, and our online store offers a wide selection of training materials for all applications and skill levels.

Follow us