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    What software? lol

    What software? lol
  2. This drove me insane, I actually rewrote that...

    This drove me insane, I actually rewrote that section of code in my post to fix it. I've since gotten a new computer and a different job so I haven't messed with it in a while (or even know where...
  3. I PM'd you.

    I PM'd you.
  4. I once worked in a shop with BobCAD. I finally...

    I once worked in a shop with BobCAD. I finally convinced the owner he needed a real programming software, he bought it and we never looked back. I'd recommend you do the same.
    Also, check your...
  5. I only use parasolids or inventor files so I have...

    I only use parasolids or inventor files so I have had no issues with this... I'm assuming you're talking about extracting geometry from solids. As far as drawing it is super simple.
  6. FeatureCAM is best imo. Fastest, ease of use is...

    FeatureCAM is best imo. Fastest, ease of use is awesome, learning curve isnt bad, and the post processing is impeccable.
  7. I know it's probably not ideal to share numbers...

    I know it's probably not ideal to share numbers with your employees... but at my first job as a programmer/prototype machinist in a small mom and pop shop I knew whether I killed it or sucked each...
  8. Not even gonna lie, I figured this would turn...

    Not even gonna lie, I figured this would turn into a shitshow. But y'all have given me some good perspective! Thanks everyone for the excellent responses, they're definitely going to help.
  9. Honestly the only way I'd lose my job is if I did...

    Honestly the only way I'd lose my job is if I did something to jeopardize it.

    I think the question of what I define as success is the root of it all. Every time I define success for myself I...
  10. Ok so, I am married... with 4 kids... so time is...

    Ok so, I am married... with 4 kids... so time is definitely spread thin but I make it Work. I do have a technical degree in manufacturing technology, but most of it won't apply towards an ME, they'd...
  11. I've been working 60+ hours since I started in...

    I've been working 60+ hours since I started in this trade 5 years ago.. I'm used to that.. and yes I have kids
  12. Should I start my own shop or get engineering degree? or do both?

    Just as the title says... I want to start my own shop, however I also want to go to school to get my BSME. I have a great 40 hr a week job that I do not intend to leave, but it will not fulfill my...
  13. I like certain things about it, like the 3D...

    I like certain things about it, like the 3D milling toolpaths.. but having to know JavaScript to edit the posts pisses me off... lathe is pretty disappointing too... I always have issues with...
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    I use a pro light cnc lathe at work for simple...

    I use a pro light cnc lathe at work for simple facing stuff... can't take much of a bite in Al without stalling... however it'll get the job done if you're not in too big of a hurry.
  15. I have perpetual for the standard and sub for...

    I have perpetual for the standard and sub for premium. Lol not that I can remember now... I upgraded the day it went live and haven't noticed much of a change other than the machine that just had...
  16. I've done it, dongle version no longer works for...

    I've done it, dongle version no longer works for me when both are installed on same pc. I've had no issues with it though.
  17. I can do any programming that you need, I have a...

    I can do any programming that you need, I have a seat of FeatureCAM and a seat of Inventor HSM. Let me know, I only work 40 hrs a week.
  18. Pretty sure everyone understood what that...

    Pretty sure everyone understood what that means... The question marks are from a blocked thumbs up emoji lol
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    Id put it sideways in tall mill jaws, lightly cut...

    Id put it sideways in tall mill jaws, lightly cut a groove through the wall, flip it til 3 sides are done, cut through last side with band saw then use same program to profile final edge. Floating...
  20. What you fail to realize is that not every shop...

    What you fail to realize is that not every shop is the same. Your shop differs greatly from many. I've worked in a LOT of industries... From holding .0002 all day to 1/4 call outs... There's...
  21. I understand where you're coming from, and...

    I understand where you're coming from, and wanting to get more out of your employed... However with that said tolerance is there for a reason. Customer pays for their tolerances. I am not going to...
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    depending on what you're willing to do to cover...

    depending on what you're willing to do to cover that time there are contract guys out there that will go work for you for a couple months. Right now I'm working for a company temporarily... No agency...
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    Sounds to me like you're saying they're using a...

    Sounds to me like you're saying they're using a countersink instead of a chamfer mill? If so... Chamfer mill!
  24. This crowd is tough, and many like to pick on...

    This crowd is tough, and many like to pick on retarded details as if they're of relevance. It's best to ignore them, I know this first hand from experience here. Looks like you're learning this...
  25. As a quick work around couldn't you just have a...

    As a quick work around couldn't you just have a "form tool" folder in your part library and save the feature from each form tool you use? Just have to remember to add each new one in and name that...
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