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    In G94 (Feed Per Minute) part of the block...

    In G94 (Feed Per Minute) part of the block processing involves calculating the line length of the move and figuring out the precise servo commands to get the tip of the tool to hold that velocity...
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    It might not be G93 that is the problem, it could...

    It might not be G93 that is the problem, it could also be HiCut Pro clamping down feed rates, or getting some funky motion, around the very short path segments that drive the higher feed rate...
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    Higher inverse time feed rates = faster feed...

    Higher inverse time feed rates = faster feed rates.

    Hence the "inverse" part, which I think they did just so that it would be more intuitive (bigger number == faster). The basic concept is simple...
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    HSM is a confused term with different definitions...

    HSM is a confused term with different definitions depending on who you're talking to. For some guys, it means that they are programming full LOC cuts with light radial engagements so they can lean on...
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    HSM gets used so often because it is easy to...

    HSM gets used so often because it is easy to program. Couple of clicks and most of my roughing is done. If I get really aggressive, I even have most of my floors finished.
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    At those volumes and complexity, you stop buying...

    At those volumes and complexity, you stop buying off-the-shelf tools and start calling Maypal, Kyocera, Sandvik and the like to start getting custom PCD inserted tools made.
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    The very absolute best money can buy? Fraisa...

    The very absolute best money can buy?

    Fraisa or Emuge.

    I think they are dramatically overpriced though, even though they are very very good. Like the Emuge AluCut with the TSC in the gullets...
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    The G100 tool change will cancel the G41/G42.

    The G100 tool change will cancel the G41/G42.
  9. Hold up a minute... You've told this story about...

    Hold up a minute... You've told this story about the Doosan not working out multiple times. How Ellison just couldn't make it right, you returned it, yadda yadda.

    And now it turns out you were...
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    I have a 2.0 HP California Air tools compressor...

    I have a 2.0 HP California Air tools compressor with the 30 gal tank and the air dryer. I've had it running for 18 months without an issue. Love that little guy!
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    Well, the first problem is that you are using G31...

    Well, the first problem is that you are using G31 to generate skip signal positions unnecessarily.

    Use 5021-5024 for current position and eliminate all that extra complexity. Just grab #5021 (X),...
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    I came around a long time to agreeing with you...

    I came around a long time to agreeing with you that the Autodesk DelCAM strategy was a real shit show and that you clearly got a bum deal.

    I also think that it is true, from the Autodesk...
  13. Shut up and take my money! I have a Dorian, it...

    Shut up and take my money!

    I have a Dorian, it is OK. Doesn't play well with Maritool set screw holders, and Dorian was a junky company to deal with when I bought it. Also, I like new toys.
  14. It is important to note that that is a part you...

    It is important to note that that is a part you could probably hand code if you wanted to. CAD/CAM would be faster, but nothing about that part is particularly complicated.

    But that part is...
  15. Agreed. Learning Haas is like learning SolidWorks...

    Agreed. Learning Haas is like learning SolidWorks - a solid environment that teaches you the basic concepts easily. Once you get that down, a lateral transition to another control is relatively...
  16. This is a solid point! Most folks in tech...

    This is a solid point!

    Most folks in tech school I've seen are younger, and they tend to have a high native technology aptitude, while the instructors are older and assume higher mechanical...
  17. Very little of what you say is relevant to the...

    Very little of what you say is relevant to the OP's needs. He needs to be familiar with the control that are most prevalent in the machine shops he will be seeking employment in. In the United...
  18. Yes and no. Anyone who is working with CNC...

    Yes and no. Anyone who is working with CNC machines professionally needs a good functional understanding of G code, even if you are rarely writing it directly. You should absolutely be able to knock...
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    Direct modeling is provided by the Parasolid...

    Direct modeling is provided by the Parasolid kernel. Like every function of Parasolid, it up to the CAD engineers to figure out how to implement the functionality.

    The easy way to tell MasterCAM...
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    Hey now! Don’t go tarnishing NX’s good name like...

    Hey now! Don’t go tarnishing NX’s good name like that!

    MasterCAM uses the Parasolid kernel, licensed from Siemens... but almost everything that isn’t Catia or Fusion uses the Parasolid kernel....
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    Why the hell would I want to spend a huge portion...

    Why the hell would I want to spend a huge portion of my time using tools that "it's not that great" and "I get my job done just fine?"

    If CADing up parts and throwing tool path on them is some...
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    If their modeling needs are pretty slim? Sure. If...

    If their modeling needs are pretty slim? Sure. If they are just importing solids from customers, MasterCAM's CAD can probably handle it.




    Well, that is the rub... now CAD/CAM makers tie...
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    SolidWorks + MasterCAM 3 axis is going to run you...

    SolidWorks + MasterCAM 3 axis is going to run you about $15,000, and about $2500 a year in maintenance. This is a known quantity. SolidWorks is easy to learn and MasterCAM is very well supported...
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    NX has technically always done subscriptions. You...

    NX has technically always done subscriptions. You could buy 3 month licenses from the VAR. Lots of big-scale NX users will temporarily grow a team for a project and then contract it once finished....
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    Narrator Voice: In 2025, SolidWorks moved to...

    Narrator Voice: In 2025, SolidWorks moved to subscription only.
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