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  1. Thread: Post Help

    by JIMMY
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    Post Help

    I am trying to output code from my post in Mastercam. I am adding broken tool detection into the code so it will the post to output the tool diameter. Does anybody know what outputs the tool dia in...
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    Re: Mastercam University??

    I agree with cadcam. You might be watching a video that shows you how to do something on mastercam but that person might be heading you into bad habits. We have had a couple people in my shop do...
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    Re: SOLIDCAM QUESTION

    I am pretty lucky. Most of the machines in my shop are fanuc controlled so it should be doable for one software. We are just looking right now but i have a lot questions for them. My GM will take...
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    Re: SOLIDCAM QUESTION

    I agree with both of you. My general manager wants a software that can take care of the whole shop not just one area. We have featurecam, mastercam, ffcam and others in the shop right now and that...
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    SOLIDCAM QUESTION

    I have been asked to look into this software and learn if it is going to be a fit for the company that I work at. I thought that I would come here and ask all of you if you like it and if you don't...
  6. Thread: FeatureCam help

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    Re: FeatureCam help

    I was not able to put this model up here. I will look for something else.
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    Tool Holder Library

    I am about 1 year into featurecam and now I am ready to make my holder libraries. I want to a separate library for 5 axis soft mill, 3 axis soft mill, 5 axis hard mill, and 3 axis hard mill. I do...
  8. Thread: FeatureCam help

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    Re: FeatureCam help

    I will see if i can get one in here for you to see.
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    Re: Roughing toolpaths

    I give Jim Dawson a lot of credit here. Here went out of his way to help and did his best to do it. I am glad we have people here to do that. We all learn from each other.
  10. Thread: FeatureCam help

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    FeatureCam help

    My shop just purchased FeatureCam. We are finding that when we import parisolds and tey to lay toolpath on some of the models FeatureCam finds bad surfaces and will not put toolpath down. Our...
  11. Thread: FeatureCam

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    Re: FeatureCam

    I would be using it on yasda and makino machines. 3 and 5 axis
  12. Thread: FeatureCam

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    FeatureCam

    I work for a company that is thinking about FeatureCam. Can you guys tell me if it is a good software or no.
  13. Thread: Presentation

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    Re: Presentation

    welcome aboard
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    X8 TOOL MANAGER PROBLEM

    I am trying to figure out how to use the tool manager in mastercam. I want to start creating my tools and holders as an assembly. Can anyone help with this.
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    Re: MASTERCAM X8 WCS PROBLEM

    I know about using the = to set all the planes to that wcs but if I move the model around with my spaceball the wcs changes. I do not know where the ISO wcs and the TOP wcs are linked. In the X6 I...
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    MASTERCAM X8 WCS PROBLEM

    I am having a problem with the WCS in Mastercam. I set a new WCS and it will not stick. I did not have this problem with any other version of mastercam. If I us my spaceball to move the model...
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    Re: TOOL LIBRARY'S for MasterCam

    That is a hard question to answer. Each company has different tools and feed and speeds. To have a library setup already would be nice. There might be some generic ones out there but it probably...
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    anytime

    anytime
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    if you use the ramp option to cut a open contour...

    if you use the ramp option to cut a open contour it will climb and conventional cut down the contour. If you want it to only climb cut then telling it to keep the cutter down should keep it down. ...
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    I was also wondering if he meant boundry also.

    I was also wondering if he meant boundry also.
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    like nw Phil said 3d highspeed toolpaths can do...

    like nw Phil said 3d highspeed toolpaths can do that. you can create a boundry and select the model and mastercam will cut everything in that boundry. if you want it to stay away from some of the...
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    it's ok to be new at this. That is way these...

    it's ok to be new at this. That is way these forums are do nice. forums are a great tool to have.
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    using check surfaces is one way to have mastercam...

    using check surfaces is one way to have mastercam avoid hitting surfaces you don't want to hit.
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    You have to tell Mastercam that the surfaces are...

    You have to tell Mastercam that the surfaces are there.
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    You can play with the filter to shorten the code....

    You can play with the filter to shorten the code. That would be one way to do it. If your filter is set real tight you will get longer code. Know your tolerance and adjust your filter accordingly.
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