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    absurdly long toolpaths..

    I can only get a decent toolpath out of the parallel finish function. If I try to use the parallel roughing operation I get anywhere from a 2500-10,000 minute long toolpath. It takes an hour to generate them, and there is a sea of red rapid paths leading all over. What kind of nonsense is this? If I try to use waterline forget about it. I don't have the patience to wait several hours just to generate a tool path that would take a week and a half to run.
    What the heck is going on here? anyone had a similar experience? I have been using meshcam 7.

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    Re: absurdly long toolpaths..

    What's your tolerance setting under Job Setup? Try increasing it.

    I haven't seen any issues like that, but I rarely use V7. I HATE the interface, and much prefer V6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    What's your tolerance setting under Job Setup? Try increasing it.

    I haven't seen any issues like that, but I rarely use V7. I HATE the interface, and much prefer V6.
    I have messed around with V6 in the past and prefer it myself. I will try adjusting the tolerance when I get home tonight and see if that helps I'll let you know and thank you for the advice.

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    Re: absurdly long toolpaths..

    In running back to back comparison between fusion 360 and mesh cam the mesh cam has much longer mill times with much worse finish lot of those week long kinda things radius's seem to have a faceted effect

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