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  1. That hasn't been my experience to be honest....

    That hasn't been my experience to be honest. 2018,19,20 and even 2021(beta) seem to all run the same performance-wise in fact I would say that 2020 is better than previous versions when calculating...
  2. Technically no it's not that cut and dry. You...

    Technically no it's not that cut and dry. You have to create the toolpaths and tell the software the speeds,feeds, depth of cut, etc...
    It doesn't just convert a model into G code.
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    You could use it to hold odd shape parts for...

    You could use it to hold odd shape parts for inspection purposes.
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    I don't know about HSK, but my boss got one for...

    I don't know about HSK, but my boss got one for our BT30 off of Ebay (no name china made) that was so inexpensive i expected it to be made from tin foil.
    That thing is rock solid and rolls around...
  5. A Xeon just isn't suited for Mastercam. The term...

    A Xeon just isn't suited for Mastercam. The term "workstation" is misleading for us Mcam users, yes your typical workstation will most likely have a Xeon but then again your typical workstation is...
  6. It's been renamed to Repair File but still...

    It's been renamed to Repair File but still functions the same.
  7. Maybe for .0001" Interapids, but for your...

    Maybe for .0001" Interapids, but for your everyday indicator for vises and shit, just get them repaired.
    Unless you have deep pockets like CarbideBob :D
  8. In a pinch we've wire edm'd our own. FWIW

    In a pinch we've wire edm'd our own. FWIW
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    Sonofabitch! I fell for it!

    Sonofabitch! I fell for it!
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    Parallel is the only thing you need them for,...

    Parallel is the only thing you need them for, UNLESS you're wanting a setup where you need them to be square.
    If you're just using them up against vice jaws, they can be out of square by 1/8" and it...
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    My experience was if you paid for shit, you got...

    My experience was if you paid for shit, you got shit.
    You don't need to buy uber-expensive holders,but I definitely would never buy the ones you linked.
    Your holder is a crucial element of how your...
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    Deleted because the poster above necro'd a long...

    Deleted because the poster above necro'd a long dead thread.
    :angry:
  13. Your build is still good,The only thing I would...

    Your build is still good,The only thing I would upgrade is the RAM, get faster RAM, period. The 2400 you have is dogshit slow compared to something like 3300. And your GPU isn't bad, but you could...
  14. Thread: Vise jaws

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    No you didn't commit a sin, sometimes you have to...

    No you didn't commit a sin, sometimes you have to do that in a pinch. Just don't make a habit of it.
    Yes jaws are a necessity, they protect the interior faces of the vise which is where your base...
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    How big is the plate? Can't just buy another...

    How big is the plate? Can't just buy another plate and cut your losses?
    Cutting hard annodize sucks.
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    This is why you don't buy cheap chinese shit.

    This is why you don't buy cheap chinese shit.
  17. Or a double ended one?

    Or a double ended one?
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    Of all the times I have used that toolpath, I...

    Of all the times I have used that toolpath, I never even knew that option was there lol
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    What if you were to just bolt it to a heavy slab...

    What if you were to just bolt it to a heavy slab of steel? Something like a 4" thick plate? Would that be enough weight?
  20. Thread: QWERTY keypad

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    I can't imagine wanting anything but a QWERTY....

    I can't imagine wanting anything but a QWERTY. Although, back in the late 90's I programmed a lathe that had a 1/2 keypad and it was really fast. But I'd never go back.
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    How did you tell Morph to do plunge milling? I...

    How did you tell Morph to do plunge milling? I love that toolpath.
  22. Thread: milling machine

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    Where's the "large milling machine"?

    Where's the "large milling machine"?
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    Vericut is one of the best out there,but if...

    Vericut is one of the best out there,but if you're using Fusion, I doubt you'll shell out the money for it. It's expensive.
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    Are you referring to gouging when using the...

    Are you referring to gouging when using the simulation?
    Yes, there are some workarounds right now, but they told me they are working on a fix in the next update.
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    Because some people (like us) bought a 5 axis...

    Because some people (like us) bought a 5 axis trunnion to put on our 3 axis mill, and the boss doesn't want to spend the extra $20k for TCPC. :(
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