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  1. Re: Best CAM software to program broaching operation in Mill-turn center

    GibbsCAM added broaching functionality in the latest release. It does linear and wobble broaching.
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    Re: SPLIT CIRCLE IN GIBBS V12

    I am pretty sure this will do what you want... In the Plug-Ins dropdown click on Geo Edit Split
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    Then on Equally Spaced and define how many sections you want
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    Re: Gibbs New Interface/ Trash Can Missing

    It looks like you are missing the commands across the top too. Is that correct? If so, it may be a windows setting...I will check.385850
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    Re: Gibbs New Interface/ Trash Can Missing

    They are still there. They are in the bottom right hand corner.
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    There are a couple reasons for this. There were two different process graphics. There was the bar at the top for system...
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    Re: Program for learning

    GibbsCAM now offers a free trial you can download here https://www.3dsystems.com/software/gibbscam/free-trial

    There are also some getting started tutorials you can load too. This version will not...
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    Re: GibbsCAM New Interface

    I could have sworn they added peck tapping in the last release. I will have to look that up.

    As far as the tool info.I agree, there should be some kind of hover feature that shows the operation...
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    GibbsCAM New Interface

    I just loaded the latest version of GibbsCAM, GibbsCAM 12. It is pretty awesome! The new look is very close to the old one but way better. Apparently it was just released. Anyone else loaded it yet?
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    Re: Problem with Stock Thickness

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  9. Re: Surfcam (Vero) Software Timed license policy.

    So technically...no one ever "owns" the software. You are technically leasing it. It is all in the EULA. It is like that with just about all CAM systems. Look at it this way; If you truly owned it....
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    CAMWorks was kind of hard for me to pick up on...

    CAMWorks was kind of hard for me to pick up on right away. It was just so different from what I was used to using. A couple things to keep in mind...
    - Everything starts with a Feature. The first...
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    Thanks t-th for stepping in on this. It sounds...

    Thanks t-th for stepping in on this. It sounds like you hit it on the head! CAMWorks is set up where you can modify most things without ever messing in the TechDB. You need to go there for setting up...
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    I know I am coming in late, but I have a...

    I know I am coming in late, but I have a suggestion...Don't even bother opening up the TechDB to make a tool crib. You can create and edit tool cribs right in the machine tab. I can show you how I do...
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    You can put in a negative number in the Lead In...

    You can put in a negative number in the Lead In Overlap setting. This setting is in the Lead In tab in the Operations Parameters window. You are only able to use this setting in contour toolpaths, so...
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    HSM Users...Come on over!!!!

    HSM is a very good product. I would say the only integrated CAM package that was as good as CAMWorks. That being said...Come on over! We are here for you!

    We are in it to win it! Even Jon Banquer...
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    It's "copyright" not copy write. And copyright...

    It's "copyright" not copy write. And copyright infringement covers the copying and distributing for profit of any intellectual property. That is why you never hear about people being dinged for...
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    Stealing is stealing. Plain and simple. Student,...

    Stealing is stealing. Plain and simple. Student, unemployed, training, it doesn't matter! There are a ton of avenues to go down to get a legit copy.

    Thieves are, by far, the lowest form of life.
  17. This is a stab in the dark...but maybe worth a...

    This is a stab in the dark...but maybe worth a try. I run a CAM system and had all kinds of problems with graphics and Windows 7. Turns out it is because of the "theme" I selected in windows 7 for my...
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    I prefer CAMWorks

    I can go on and on about this, but I will condense my reply to some bullet points.

    -CAMWorks and MasterCAM use ModuleWorks for their multi-axis machining. So they have the same capabilities....
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    another way I would machine MDF back in the day...

    another way I would machine MDF back in the day is by applying two planar paths 90 degrees from each other. I would also do the planars from 45 degrees so you dont get big scallops in the corners.
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    How Z Level Works

    It seems like there may be a bit of confusion on what Z level does. Z level is mainly for machining steep angles on a 3 axis part. Here is an example of Z axis...

    Draw a hemisphere sticking up...
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    Alternatives...

    Just thought I would let you know the brands that I have used in the past. Permacel is AWESOME. It sticks great and comes off with Isopropyl Alcohol. It is pricey, but it holds great. There is also a...
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    I put that in and now my toilet flushes every...

    I put that in and now my toilet flushes every time the spindle starts! How did you do that?? :)
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    I agree

    I think Yoshi hit in on the head. I came from SurfCAM and it took a little getting used to. But there is A TON of material to help you learn. It comes with a pretty complete set of manuals with...
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    Try this...?

    Now before anyone starts flaming, I have only run these machines a couple of times. But this is what I found when using cutter comp.

    If you put the diameter of the cutter in the controller and...
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    Yep, what you are looking for is called...

    Yep, what you are looking for is called "Nesting". CAMWorks does not have the ability to nest at this time. I keep bugging them to add it. We will see...
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