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  1. Mick

    Mcam 2018 Mouse Wheel Issue

    Good to know that. Even though the only application that I would need to check that option would be Mastercam
  2. Thanks Doug. I needed to confirm this. as I had someone query it
  3. Hi Greg, Sorry for the late reply (I thought no one out there could help, and that this thread was on its way out ) When using TCPC on the U series, does the tool *have* to be called with the TD=01**** command, even if the B axis is positioned using G52 BA=0 previously? For example, the tool is used at B45 first, then is to be used at B0 using TCPC. If the tool isn't first repositioned using TD=01**** prior to TCPC, should an alarm occur?
  4. Mick

    mind blown

  5. I forgot about that tool. I remember seeing the video.
  6. Does anyone have an Okuma U3000/P300S with 5 axis machining (notably TCPC) as an option? If so, I have a couple of questions about TCPC on this machine, and its behaviour.
  7. I'm sure there is an axis designation for it on our U3000, though I'm pretty sure it is inaccessible for general coding. The spindle axis of rotation is about the X axis, so theoretically it would be an A axis (interestingly, both my Vericut and TopSolid U3000 models have the tool index spindle designated as A, but I guess it has to be called something ), but A isn't used on the machine. The index commands for the U3000 are pretty different to just a simple A. From memory, if the machine is optioned (ours is), you can have up to 12 indexes of the tool spindle, but I'm pretty sure that they are fixed angles.
  8. Well, it isn't a B axis. Not sure what axis it is... whatever the axis name is for the tool spindle (machine manufacturer dependent I guess) . It would have to be a well specced B axis mill turning, that has multiple indexing on the tool spindle that's for sure. Definitely pretty slick though.
  9. Mick

    Mill Turn You Tube video

    That is a scary is scenario.... and well.... *bites tongue*
  10. Mick

    Mcam 2018 Mouse Wheel Issue

    The last time I spoke to QC about this, and it was quite a few years ago, their response was "its a Microsoft problem, not ours". Funny, I don't have any problems with any other software, and it was after the interface change to X8 from memory (I could be wroing, it could have been an earlier interface change). I use a Microsoft mouse (without the Microsoft drivers), and like them, and also use a 3DConnexion Spacemouse, so I stick with that for my zoom nowadays.
  11. Mick

    Vertical Lathe

    LOL, then that is me out... Thanks for the info Colin.
  12. Mick

    Vertical Lathe

    I have an account on Mastercam.com. but it wont let me access the Tech Exchange. Whats up with that? Do you have to be current on maintenance for the tech exchange?
  13. Mick

    Mastercam 2019 is crashing

    I tried that several times, with several driver versions, and it didn't work. And like I said, I've never had the issue with any other CAD or CAM system, only Mastercam.
  14. Mick

    Mastercam 2019 is crashing

    Its still a problem, even with 2019. I installed 2019 the other day, and checked it. The scroll wheel on my Microsoft mouse only zooms out, no matter which direction I scroll the wheel. It has been like it since, I think X was released. I asked about it several times, but the answer was "its a Microsoft problem". I've not had any problems with the scroll wheel in any other CAD or CAM application.
  15. Holy sh**! Chris Kozell in the house? Yes, already requested this from Okuma. I'll probably have to wait a couple of years though

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