Mastercam X3 MU1 Can't Handle Drilling Holes...

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Jon saw an actual Mastercam user complaining about the difficulty in countersinking multiple holes on different Z planes, with different countersink diameters. He latched onto it as his latest uninformed, clueless rampage. (This was over at emastercam.com, before he was banned for the 5th or 6th time).
Since he's not using X3, he doesn't know that the FBM drilling feature will do exactly what he wants, automatically, without him calculating the C-sink diameters, or any of the different Z depths.
It's just another example of Jon proving his stupidity, putting his foot in his mouth, and embarrassing himself.
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Mastercam X3 MU1 has no way to quickly, easily and efficiently handle drilling simple holes at different diameters and different Z depths without filling up the Mastercam Machining Operation Manager with tons of different Machining Operations for the same freaking tool!
Just another area where Mastercam, like many other CADCAM programs is badly broken when it comes to basic functionality.
Can your CADCAM system quickly, easily and efficiently handle drilling simple holes at different diameters and different Z depths without filling up its Machining Operation Manager with tons of different Machining Operations for the same freaking tool!
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA jonbanquer.blogspot.com/
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Yes.
I only do 2.25 D but holes from different heights or ending in different depths is easy.
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Great. I wish I could easily do this with Mastercam X3 MU1. The Mastercam "Change At Point" interface needs to be redone as you can only edit one drill point at time and then trying to manage your changes is not possible in a timely way. The Jon Banquer blog may cover how the Mastercam "Change At Point" interface really should work this weekend if I don't have to work both days... we're very busy.
What CADCAM system do you have that makes it easy?
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA jonbanquer.blogspot.com/
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Read the Jon Banquer Blog and find out why!
Can your CADCAM system pass the Jon Banquer hole test?
Mastercam X3 MU1 sure can't!
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA jonbanquer.blogspot.com/
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Read the Jon Banquer Blog and find out why!
Can your CADCAM system pass the Jon Banquer hole test?
Mastercam X3 MU1 sure can't!
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA jonbanquer.blogspot.com/
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Jon saw an actual Mastercam user complaining about the difficulty in countersinking multiple holes on different Z planes, with different countersink diameters. He latched onto it as his latest uninformed, clueless rampage. (This was over at emastercam.com, before he was banned for the 5th or 6th time).
Since he's not using X3, he doesn't know that the FBM drilling feature will do exactly what he wants, automatically, without him calculating the C-sink diameters, or any of the different Z depths.
It's just another example of Jon proving his stupidity, putting his foot in his mouth, and embarrassing himself.
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Read the Jon Banquer Blog and find out why!
Can your CADCAM system pass the Jon Banquer hole test?
Mastercam X3 MU1 sure can't!
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA jonbanquer.blogspot.com/
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Jon saw an actual Mastercam user complaining about the difficulty in countersinking multiple holes on different Z planes, with different countersink diameters. He latched onto it as his latest uninformed, clueless rampage. (This was over at emastercam.com, before he was banned for the 5th or 6th time).
Since he's not using X3, he doesn't know that the FBM drilling feature will do exactly what he wants, automatically, without him calculating the C-sink diameters, or any of the different Z depths.
It's just another example of Jon proving his stupidity, putting his foot in his mouth, and embarrassing himself.
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I am honestly not sure what you are talking about with this one Yoni. ....To quote from your blog.... "at different depths efficiently without have to resort to loading up the Machining Operations Manager with multiple operations for the same tool, forcing the user to create unnecessary geometry " I am able to do the exact thing you are talking about...."efficiently".
Just last week I made a mold which had 452 holes, all the same diameter, all on a unique angle, therefore all at different depths. 1 operation. the only thing I had to do was modify the post for a deep hole drilling cycle (it was a 6mm hole 20X dia deep in places)
The one thing I don't like about Mcam drilling...the point sorting sucks balls. Start one of your rants about that & I will join you....but for this one, you are just clearly uneducated.
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Maybe you should upgrade your maintenance, so that you can actually comment on something relevant to current users?
FBM Drilling. Google it, kook.
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Solid drilling has been around for a while Joe. Since late V8 I think. Two hundred holes spot drilled, drilled and tapped creates three lines in the ops manager if the tools are the same. IOW, you only end up with a single line for each set of combined operations. That's how I remember it anyway but it's been a while. I don't think it's the same thing as the new FBM stuff. FBM is supposed to get the attributes from the hole IIRC.
JC
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