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    I wouldn't say steer clear of Fusion at all. It's...

    I wouldn't say steer clear of Fusion at all. It's honestly a fairly decent package for what you get. Is there better CAD out there? Of course. Is there better CAM out there? Definitely. Modeling...
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    In my experience, finding the right feeds and...

    In my experience, finding the right feeds and speeds really comes with trial and error. A 3/4" endmill is pretty broad in terms of what brand and style that refers to. Even when you have near...
  3. Hawkridge. They do a pretty stellar job across...

    Hawkridge. They do a pretty stellar job across the board both for Solidworks and Camworks.

    So, for the 'continuous feature' or surface, I understand your pain. But do try to avoid that if possible...
  4. Ok, it looks like my G18 is probably the culprit....

    Ok, it looks like my G18 is probably the culprit. I will test and report back when I get a chance.

    Thanks, everyone!
  5. I think it might also have to do with the G18....

    I think it might also have to do with the G18. Might not have time to test today, but maybe after i get these things out the door.
  6. Here is some code I hacked together that alarms...

    Here is some code I hacked together that alarms out at N18:

    (-CONTOUR MILL1-)
    (MAIN SPINDLE, X-AXIS ROTARY TOOL)
    N5 G00 G53 Y0.
    N10 G53 X0.
    N15 G53 Z0.
    N20 G20 G40 G80
    N25 T1919 (0.2500 X...
  7. G and M codes are separated into groups. You can...

    G and M codes are separated into groups. You can have 1 code per group on a single line and only 1 G or M code from a group be active. So, you can have as many M or G codes on a line as long as they...
  8. @thesidetalker Yeah, I know the C axis diameter...

    @thesidetalker
    Yeah, I know the C axis diameter setting.

    @Schjell
    The engraving code you posted is just XZC. I'm looking for XYZC code.

    Here is a screenshot of what happens when the wall...
  9. Could one of you post some sample code so I can...

    Could one of you post some sample code so I can see where mine is messed up? There is nothing in the manual regarding syntax and when I try to put some code that 'should' work, a 'statement error'...
  10. Haas ST30Y 4 axis simultaneous... is it possible with XYZ and C?

    Hey everyone,

    I have a unique part I'm working on and would like to not have to do a 2nd op in our 5x mill. Essentially, I need to do a swarf mill on a feature that is wrapped around the part. The...
  11. I just want to jump in here and say that I was...

    I just want to jump in here and say that I was advised by our reseller and their best 5-axis guy to NOT use the swarf mill option as the Pattern type.

    Instead, use Milling as the type, then use...
  12. Interesting. I'd say your reseller is giving you...

    Interesting. I'd say your reseller is giving you a bloated quote. Which that is also weird as the Hypermill Account manager I've been working with recently had mentioned that they work directly with...
  13. There could be more to the quote than just the...

    There could be more to the quote than just the licenses. If you add the Virtual Machine Optimization, that's another 17k right there. Posts can vary in price per machine type. Did you opt in for...
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    1) This is what post processors do. Generally,...

    1) This is what post processors do. Generally, the toolpath is output in a APT file which is then parsed by the post processor and then G-code is outputted. I haven't found a good resources for APT...
  15. The one thing I actually like about CW is the...

    The one thing I actually like about CW is the simulation. Not virtual machine, but the built-in simulation. When you simulate the toolpath, you can turn on the tool axis and the should appear as...
  16. I've been evaluating cam systems recently and I...

    I've been evaluating cam systems recently and I feel I can chime in here. We currently have Camworks and I've looked at Mastercam, Edgecam, Hypermill, and Esprit(not a ton of time into it).

    I'm...
  17. Could you elaborate on what makes the simple...

    Could you elaborate on what makes the simple parts complex? I've done about 6 hrs with the Hypermill team demoing their software for me and it honestly doesn't look any more complex(or just as...
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    Another +1 for Tinkercad | From mind to design in...

    Another +1 for Tinkercad | From mind to design in minutes

    However, I wouldn't recommend blender as it's not an easy software to learn. Even though the UI was updated recently, it's still a big...
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    Should be just a drop down menu. The menu is...

    Should be just a drop down menu. The menu is populated by the feed and speeds editor.321568
  20. Could you elaborate why you think that? And are...

    Could you elaborate why you think that? And are you referring to the actual drill operation that indexes for each hole you drill, or the bullmill style with a tilt and c-axis rotation?
  21. Hey Brian, Got your message but can't reply to...

    Hey Brian, Got your message but can't reply to your username. It sees the semi colon as a comma for whatever reason.
  22. Yeah, I guess I left that part out, haha. The...

    Yeah, I guess I left that part out, haha. The toolpaths are very smart and super clean.
  23. So, a ton of CAM systems utilize moduleworks for...

    So, a ton of CAM systems utilize moduleworks for their backend processing. Each software utilizes it differently. Solidcam included.

    But yes, the workflow for 5 axis is definitely not for new...
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    "Update Tool Material" just updates whatever...

    "Update Tool Material" just updates whatever changes you made in the Feeds and Speeds editor into the TechDB. Looking at my Feeds and Speeds editor, there seems to be F/S for HSS. So, this just means...
  25. I started programming on Edgecam and felt any 3D...

    I started programming on Edgecam and felt any 3D toolpath on that system was way easier to implement than with Camworks. I have used Camworks for twice the amount of time and still struggle with what...
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