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    Re: SprutCAM for 4th axis on PCNC100

    If fusion 360 has 4th axis capability, its hard to find. I'm looking at the multi axis tab and it lists three options, swarf, multi axis contour and flow. The descriptions for each of them don't...
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    Re: SprutCAM for 4th axis on PCNC100

    I am still working on the model and I will post it when its done. Right now I'm just trying to figure out how to do it with SprutCam and I'm using a test model that's just a solid of rotation of a...
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    Re: SprutCAM for 4th axis on PCNC100

    I watched a older video from sprut on this topic. No audio, but the general idea he presents is to do all the roughing work with several separate flat milling operations where the A axis is rotated...
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    Re: SprutCAM for 4th axis on PCNC100

    For this discussion, I am going to call the piece of material I am cutting the "workpiece" and the thing I want to end up with the "model."
    I have been playing around with the stock value and it...
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    SprutCAM for 4th axis on PCNC100

    I am struggling with SprutCAM v9 to try to get decent toolpaths for some rotary machining. I generally use Fusion 360 for CAM, but it will not handle 4th axis stuff, so I have gone back to SprutCAM...
  6. Re: How to find a probe log file on Path Pilot

    Found the answer, Upgrade to PP2.16.
    The logfile now appears on the home screen list of files under whatever name it was assigned in the g code file.
  7. How to find a probe log file on Path Pilot

    I am trying to get smartprobe.ngc working on my 1100 with Path Pilot 2.0. The G code for smartprobe stores the log file (probe-results.ngc) in the same directory as the path pilot .ini file. Can...
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    Round inserts on the 15L

    I recently bought a holder for round inserts that I intend to put in the turret and use for profiling smooth curves. I tried to set up the round tool in the offsets table and discovered that there...
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    Re: cutting a bearing seat in 4340 tube

    I found a .3745 ream on MSC. Thx.
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    cutting a bearing seat in 4340 tube

    I need to cut a bearing seat into the end of a piece of 4130 tube. The tube is 1/2 inch with an 0.083 wall. So that's .5000 OD and .3440 ID. The seat needs to be 0.3745.
    I can drill and ream to...
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    Re: G76 & Conversational Threading

    Does anyone know whether the conversational will allow left handed threads? I need to cut some, but I don't see anything on the conversational screen that allows you to specify that the thread is LH.
  12. Will the SPRUTCAM9 version for PCNC1100 work with 15L

    I am considering the purchase of a 15L. I presently own a PCNC1100 with SprutCAM9. Will this version generate G Code for the 15L (with the 15L postprocessor)? In other words, do I have to buy another...
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    Re: Machining order in SC9

    Thanks for the response.

    Yes, I am aware that I can place the cutouts in one operation and the perimeter in another. I was wondering if it was possible to select the order of several cuts that...
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    Machining order in SC9

    I have been working with SC9 for a few weeks, and many aspects of it are making sense. But, I am having trouble getting it to machine operations in the correct order. I thought that it would order...
  15. Re: A couple of really annoying problems with SC9

    I have not experienced either of these problems. Therefore, I suspect that you are having software conflict problems of some kind.
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    Re: Migrating to Sprutcam 9

    I believe that I see the problem now. It is very sensitive to where you hover the cursor. If I zoom in on the hole and search a bit the brown highlight does appear. Thanks.
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    Re: Migrating to Sprutcam 9

    I am new to SprutCam, but I have used other CAM before. I am struggling with Sprut9. I watched the Sprut7 videos from Tormach, but when I use some of the techniques, they do not work. For example,...
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