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    :D I was just making a quick joke, because in...

    :D

    I was just making a quick joke, because in my experience Inventor/HSM and Fusion are practically the same thing, with Fusion 360 having a much better interface. I have only used Inventor...
  2. Steve? That you?

    Steve? That you?
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    If you ever go to IMTS, never, ever think about...

    If you ever go to IMTS, never, ever think about how many tons of machines are above your head when you're on one of the lower floors.
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    Make sure all the G54 EXT are set to zero. These...

    Make sure all the G54 EXT are set to zero. These are the universal offsets that are applied to all others.

    Hit the Offset/Settings button until you see Offsets (Settings comes up first). Then...
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    Fusion 360 is less than $300 right now LOL ...

    Fusion 360 is less than $300 right now LOL

    ETA: can't you just download the post form the online library, stick it on a USB stick and install it?
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    I use Frank Gilitzer Electric for everything, and...

    I use Frank Gilitzer Electric for everything, and have ever since I met that crew a few day jobs past. Drop me a line this summer if you want to pop up and see the shop... I should be moved in by...
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    No, these are bolted down to duplicate the...

    No, these are bolted down to duplicate the cylinder wall distortion due to fastener torque. Rough geometry is pulled from the gasket using one of a few methods (this was a field expedient method I...
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    Congrats! It is a big jump up in capability.

    Congrats! It is a big jump up in capability.
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    That's what I'm trying to say - it functions...

    That's what I'm trying to say - it functions exactly like FANUC where you need a linear move that allows the compensation to physically happen as you enter the cut. I can't recall if the C00 has a...
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    OP did you get this sorted?

    OP did you get this sorted?
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    Some of the first work for the new business...

    Some of the first work for the new business yesterday and today. Working on getting the technology transfer done over the next five weeks.

    Today was modeling, tool library building, programming,...
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    Yeah G100 works as basically an "all the safety...

    Yeah G100 works as basically an "all the safety code" line so it kinda calls G80, G49, G40, etc.

    And just like FANUC you need a linear interpolation move between the G41/G42 call and the cut. ...
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    Manual Guide i is pretty much useless on a...

    Manual Guide i is pretty much useless on a milling machine, might be better on a lathe? A CAD/CAM system is much faster for me.

    That said, lathes are pretty simple and if you've got things like...
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    Do you at least have room for an auxiliary tank? ...

    Do you at least have room for an auxiliary tank? That will reduce some demand on the compressor. Also keep in mind you need an air dryer. I think it is foolish to run a CNC without protecting the...
  15. The local dealer from whom I got my first machine...

    The local dealer from whom I got my first machine actually does test machines and replace/rebuild things where necessary. They did something to tighten up backlash on mine. When you go to their...
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    Look for a used rotary screw compressor in your...

    Look for a used rotary screw compressor in your area. You will never regret buying more compressor than you think you will need.

    Listening to a piston compressor constantly cycling is enough to...
  17. This really gets me as well. Most don't have...

    This really gets me as well.

    Most don't have inventory.

    The same machine is listed on opposite sides of the country.

    Some have the audacity to steal photos and descriptions.

    I have mostly...
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    Uuugh biggest we can get residential here is 200A...

    Uuugh biggest we can get residential here is 200A service. I am stuck with 100A until I upgrade (may be moot since I'm buying a shop).
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    Theoretically, someone could have gotten in there...

    Theoretically, someone could have gotten in there and really screwed up the calibration using the EZ-5 or whatever it is called. Matsuura told me to never futz with it, that the machines don't move...
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    Press the Graphic/Custom button a few times and...

    Press the Graphic/Custom button a few times and if it takes you into Manual Guide, then you have it.
  21. Garr makes very good "budget" tooling for sure. ...

    Garr makes very good "budget" tooling for sure. They are my go-to unless I've got something difficult or high-volume. Then I go to Helical/Harvey.
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    Welcome to the #speediomafia! Congrats.

    Welcome to the #speediomafia! Congrats.
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    Those look like the PQI macros we had on our...

    Those look like the PQI macros we had on our MX-520 PC4 at the old day job but may be modified (we only had 4 pallets and didn't write to macro variables for offsets since we were only using a...
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    It looks like your part isn't in the exact center...

    It looks like your part isn't in the exact center of rotation. You need either a G54.2 call (for dynamic work offset) or a G68.2 (tilted work plane) call for every tool if you are probing a part...
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
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