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    Quote Originally Posted by len_1962 View Post
    I'm guessing it's your WorkNC.....?
    Quote Originally Posted by mhajicek View Post
    Well I know it ain't Mastercam. The license manager doesn't work that way.
    Read post #36 again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtndew View Post
    That is 100% dependent on the person learning. If you're green as grass it might be, if you already have knowledge of cad and/or cam then you'll be fine. Mastercam has a TON of resources at our fingertips to learn from, if i had to guess I would say it has the best support of them all. But that's just a guess.
    I would believe that now that Delcam isn't the FeatureCAM mothership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goooose View Post
    Read post #36 again.
    ok now I saw it

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    Quote Originally Posted by len_1962 View Post
    I'm guessing it's your WorkNC.....?
    I don't know what you're talking about. wink wink.

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    I didn't see it either. Rats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan B View Post
    I don't know what you're talking about. wink wink.
    Are you guys afraid of their mafia?

    C'mon........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipSplitter View Post
    Are you guys afraid of their mafia?

    C'mon........
    LOL - the WorkNC mafia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by len_1962 View Post

    I would rather use SolidWorks CAM\CAMWorks instead of MasterScamm, JMO, sorry.
    You're a masochist, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancuku View Post
    You're a masochist, aren't you?
    only if I use MasterCAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancuku View Post
    You're a masochist, aren't you?
    PSHHHH Please, you want masochism try doing a simple ID milling chamfer operation in NX. I don't think any of the other CAM software out there fights you so hard to not do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMasochism View Post
    PSHHHH Please, you want masochism try doing a simple ID milling chamfer operation in NX. I don't think any of the other CAM software out there fights you so hard to not do it.
    That is of the simplest of operations in NX. Training does wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwan View Post
    That is of the simplest of operations in NX. Training does wonders.
    So simple that NX doesn't even support that type of tool and requires work-arounds and fudging to get it to work, sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMasochism View Post
    So simple that NX doesn't even support that type of tool and requires work-arounds and fudging to get it to work, sometimes.
    Not sure what version you are using? I agree it is nowhere near as simple as MCX. 2d contour>chamfer> then select tip offset and chamfer amount. In NX (at least what I learned) it was about using the correct tool plane (not sure the actual name), which is really confusing until you grasp how it works (and it took me a long time and I never did quite grasp the concept for getting the correct depths, more trial and error)....

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    Oh chillun', just use Fusion. They have free support after all.......................


    (j/k)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1974 View Post
    Not sure what version you are using? I agree it is nowhere near as simple as MCX. 2d contour>chamfer> then select tip offset and chamfer amount. In NX (at least what I learned) it was about using the correct tool plane (not sure the actual name), which is really confusing until you grasp how it works (and it took me a long time and I never did quite grasp the concept for getting the correct depths, more trial and error)....
    Currently running NX12. Deburring 2D surfaces isn't much of a problem. ID surfaces that are 2D are a bit trickier because as I said, NX doesn't support back cutting mills. So you have to get crafty in making one up. The real pain comes when you have to deburr 3d surfaces such as the OD and ID of hole and/or slots on a curved surface like a pipe. I've got 2 methods worked out so far that work sometimes, but not always, so I end up just going with FingerCAM.

    They are finally starting to release some built in support for chamfering, years later after just about everyone else, as mentioned in this thread. Still no real word on support for ID work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMasochism View Post
    Currently running NX12. Deburring 2D surfaces isn't much of a problem. ID surfaces that are 2D are a bit trickier because as I said, NX doesn't support back cutting mills. So you have to get crafty in making one up. The real pain comes when you have to deburr 3d surfaces such as the OD and ID of hole and/or slots on a curved surface like a pipe. I've got 2 methods worked out so far that work sometimes, but not always, so I end up just going with FingerCAM.

    They are finally starting to release some built in support for chamfering, years later after just about everyone else, as mentioned in this thread. Still no real word on support for ID work though.
    I think I misunderstood then... you mean like ID chamfer as in back deburring. Gotch now, never had to use that in NX. I do it with MCX by using a custom defined tool that I drew up based on inspection with a micro-vu. I just tell it to run a standard 2d contour, and adjust the depth and stock to leave and voila! Back chamfer.

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    I use HSMWorks as well, and really like it. Its integration with Solidworks is excellent. Since you're already using HSMXpress, I suggest you keep with this route. The full version (HSMWorks) has been a worthwhile upgrade for us from HSMXpress, both because we sometimes actually need 3D profiling, and also sometimes it is just easier to program using their 3D toolpaths instead of having to draw geometry to make a 2D toolpath work.

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