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    I recommend going integrated if you need cad. ...

    I recommend going integrated if you need cad. That way you'll have a parametric model which is associated to all your cam operations not to mention class leading modeling, drafting and assemblies if...
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    It could be either a bad surface or a Creo bug. ...

    It could be either a bad surface or a Creo bug. Sometimes an easy trick is to adjust the step down a small amount and perhaps also tweak the operation tolerance a little.
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    Be careful of terminology here. Macro is commonly...

    Be careful of terminology here. Macro is commonly referred to as simply automating picks or steps, not actually accessing the underlying api. I'm not saying that there are are no cam systems that use...
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    Siemens NX has extensive capabilities in this...

    Siemens NX has extensive capabilities in this area and I would not use macro and journal interchangeably; they are completely different. The journaling system in NX is vb based and you can easily...
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    You did say spiral-in so that will be linear code...

    You did say spiral-in so that will be linear code and not arcs. You might be able to get some arcs to output if you loosen it way up. Is your machine choking on the code? If so you might be asking...
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    I believe in the last 2 or 3 series, NX has...

    I believe in the last 2 or 3 series, NX has kinematics based transitions that are enabled in feature toggles at this time. Search for "transition" in feature toggles.
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    NX includes machine simulation and there are...

    NX includes machine simulation and there are numerous default types of 3-5 axis mills, as well as some lathes and mill turns. Not to mention you can copy any of the default machines and configure...
  8. I 2nd what Vancbiker said. Back in our serial...

    I 2nd what Vancbiker said. Back in our serial com days I first encountered a bit of smoke when I plugged the control db25 cable into a surge suppressor, that's when I found out about Fanuc's...
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    As for AI knowing detailed information about a...

    As for AI knowing detailed information about a part, JT and STEP214 files can contain all sorts of useful part info.
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    How long ago was their medical software foray,...

    How long ago was their medical software foray, almost two decades? That's a looong time ago in the technology world.

    IMO the entire base is not the immediate target audience. By the numbers most...
  11. The comparisons might drop off now that entry...

    The comparisons might drop off now that entry level Fusion has been severely crippled.
  12. All the upper tier software uses network based...

    All the upper tier software uses network based licensing for many reasons but the same logic applies for Mastercam and whatever other software which can use network licensing. A big reason is so...
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    FYI...JT was around way before Siemens acquired...

    FYI...JT was around way before Siemens acquired UGS. The originators of JT was HP and another company with the latter being picked up by UGS in the early to mid 2000's I think. JT was actually a...
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    If you are using heat shrink holders you really...

    If you are using heat shrink holders you really need to use the oem machine for those holders or perhaps another heating machine that can replicate the specs you need to have. You can get 1K+ cycles...
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    A much needed operation, there is now chamfering...

    A much needed operation, there is now chamfering of sharp edges which takes in account walls and various area where the cut leaves the edge. I haven't used it yet but the Siemens video looked very...
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    Nice job on your build! I'm looking at a AMD...

    Nice job on your build! I'm looking at a AMD Threadripper build for work testing and side contract work but your build inspires me to finish my old Dell Precision build. It won't be as capable as...
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    Or he brings their process up to never before...

    Or he brings their process up to never before seen levels and he could end up being their highest paid non-officer Rock Star employee. At which point he updates his resume then moves onto another...
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    I have never used a W axis. Do you have access...

    I have never used a W axis. Do you have access to the Siemens post library? What is the machine and control?
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    By chance have you called a dealer? We are near a...

    By chance have you called a dealer? We are near a Productivity Inc dealer and whether I call for Makino support or Haas support they have always been helpful and know we will use them for parts and...
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    @g-coder05 A friend of mine uses Creo to prep...

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    A friend of mine uses Creo to prep rocket part models for printing parts with Inconel alloy and programs them with Creo to run in an Integrex. He likes it very much and it's very...
  21. First off 3+1 and 3+2 are no-brainers because it...

    First off 3+1 and 3+2 are no-brainers because it simply involves typical 3-axis programming and the post calculates the rotations. If 3+2 and 3+1 will do for most of your needs then you are already...
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    Not a good idea to use a probe that can barely...

    Not a good idea to use a probe that can barely measure a feature not to mention you need space to approach the surface to be probed. Keeping in mind the latter I would consider going 25% of your...
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    I forgot to mention in NX 1926 there is...

    I forgot to mention in NX 1926 there is Manufacturing Day One training. The Welcome Page in the NX Graphics window now contains a new Manufacturing Day One tab. This tab includes multimedia trainings...
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    We use a mix of solid tools and Hitachi inserted...

    We use a mix of solid tools and Hitachi inserted tools to cut 46-48 Rc Prem H13 with great results. However, some tough die steels at this Rc reduce tool life a lot and also other die steels above...
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    Get a subscription to Siemens online Learning...

    Get a subscription to Siemens online Learning Advantage if classes are too costly or too much time and also with Learning Advantage you can progress at your own pace. I would do that and supplement...
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