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    Re: Tool Path Starting Point

    I am sending the question to Joakim. Will report back what I find.
    Tnx!
    Bruce
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    Re: Tool Path Starting Point

    Mauri,

    Thank you!!!

    I had not noticed that selection in the Stock and Regions menu.

    I defined a point, selected it with the command you suggested (thinking it might work like creating a...
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    Tool Path Starting Point

    Several years back, I noticed a thread that suggested the idea of being able to select a point where madCAM would begin a toolpath operation.

    Was this ever implemented or is there another way to...
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    Sharp 1640L Lathe Spindle Problem

    A friend has a 1640L with a CamLock system that holds the spindle to the head. He started to simply face a small bar and the entire spindle came off and fell.

    I went over and we put it back on,...
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    Re: Finishing Pass Problem:

    Hi John,

    I actually loosened the tool tolerance and it smoothed out 99% of the z variation. Turning on control points in Rhino helped visualize this greatly. Sky Greenwald had a helpful article...
  6. Re: Difference between "Rapid Approach" vs "Approach" points in a Post Processor

    The underlying reason behind the question was that on the MC post processing page there was a Home Position that I was trying to figure out its functionality. My system defaulted to 0.25", but I...
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    Re: madCAM Toolbar missing

    Tried that on my old copy of Rhino5 ... but still just had the Smileyface in the toolbar.

    I have since upgraded to R6 and installed MC there and got back working again.

    Appreciate the help!
    B
  8. Re: Difference between "Rapid Approach" vs "Approach" points in a Post Processor

    Svenakela,

    I appreciate the reply. Let me see if I have this straight by a practical example from a code snippet:

    (M17Vgroove)
    N100 G40 G56 G80 G90 G94
    (Bullnose 60radius)
    N101 G111...
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    Finishing Pass Problem:

    I am roughing, then planar finishing a 2" diameter cylinder to a 1 in 10 tapered surface with a 1/2" bullnose mill with a 0.060" corner radius. The bull nose finished so-so with significant...
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    madCAM Toolbar missing

    Been using madCAM with Rhino5 for a few weeks now with no problem. I reopened a file with toolpaths that needed a modification today and the madCAM toolbar was missing.

    In Options-PlugIns in...
  11. Difference between "Rapid Approach" vs "Approach" points in a Post Processor

    In my post processor I see:

    *RAPID*
    N"lnbr" G00 "x" "y" "z"
    *END_SECTION*

    *RAPID_APPROACH*
    N"lnbr" "x" "y" "z"
    *END_SECTION*
  12. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Turned my first test using the buttress thread design using a 2" slug.

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=384900&stc=1

    I started by off on the side of caution...
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    Mitsubishi Wire EDM 4 axis tapers

    I have built a number of models with parallel surfaces that allow Upper and Lower curves to be successfully turned into features. Upper and lower guide values show up nicely in the wire simulations...
  14. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    As a test, I loaded our Mits with the G-code you made from my threading tool model with MasterCAM. The geometry displayed perfectly on the screen and the part cut precisely ... first time!

    VERY...
  15. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Absolute U/V was not set on the machine. Have it set now. All the FeatureCAM posts were using G90s (Absolute). (I couldn't find any into in FCAM help that state U/V parameters are...
  16. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Well, that is a BIG help after looking at your code. All your assumptions are good, except the last one I don't know about:
    "You have 'Absolute UV' active in the switch screen (for the 4...
  17. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Very interesting! Those items would be killer. It logically makes sense since they lie in my red flag zone between the correct looking sim in FeatureCAM and the Mitsubishi Controller...
  18. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Awesome Text to MitsubishiLogo 3D geometry!

    Heck, that is down right inspiring to this knuckledragger :^)

    Very Nice Work!

    I exported/zipped/attached an IGS of the model tuned...
  19. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Tasdau,

    Thank you for your kind offer. Here is where I stand.

    I made progress by learning/accomplishing the WireAlignment & Taper Initialization. The Z3 and Z4 numbers calculated were only a...
  20. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Msrblonlin,

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I was finally able to figure out the Taper Initialization process after studying the Mitsubishi FA-S2 PDF for 3-4 days and calling around. The manual...
  21. Re: Mitsubishi EDM Taper Cutting Problem (Buttress Thread Tool)

    Mate,
    After reading the FA-S machine PDF in depth, I found multiple references to a "Taper Initialization" procedure being recommended before attempting any work. Unfortunately the PDF doesn't have...
  22. Re: List of CAD Software Companies that are NOT subscript1on/cloud-only (or have plan

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    Yep, I am holding at Win7 so far. Office2010 is the last MS non-subscription suite. I bought an copy off Ebay last month strangely enough ... and it runs fine. No...
  23. Re: List of CAD Software Companies that are NOT subscription/cloud-only (or have plan

    SpaceClaim has a 1yr student edu license for $49, but lists a CAD seat for $4000.

    Their videos are fabulously impressive for editing models, but $49 is essentially free like Fusion360. They are...
  24. Re: List of CAD Software Companies that are NOT subscription/cloud-only (or have plan

    Datac,

    We are on the same wavelength between Risk a lot of money/data/future survivability and Smarter than Free. You nailed the student/artisan/retired engineer market that the industry has...
  25. Re: List of CAD Software Companies that are NOT subscription/cloud-only (or have plan

    Thanks for responding Louie!

    What terms were you able to purchase SpaceClaim for and what was the price?
    Tnx!
    Bruce
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