Installing Edgecam 2018 R1

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | November 27th, 2017 | Edgecam

The Edgecam 2018 R1 installation process is very straightforward.  Existing Edgecam installs (previous versions) are also left intact so that they can continue to be used if needed during the transition to the latest software release.  (Older software versions can be removed / uninstalled at a later time, see Addendum at the end of this […]

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Removing Unwanted Post Processors

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | November 3rd, 2017 | Edgecam

Question: Can post processors I don’t use be removed from Edgecam?  When I start a new sequence, there are many machines listed, but not all represent CNC machines currently used at my company. Quick Answer: Yes, unused post processors can be removed.  At the surface level, this can be done by ensuring that all active […]

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Configure CAM Setup for Internal Chucking

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | November 3rd, 2017 | Edgecam

Training Concept: The virtual CAM setup typically includes the finished part, stock, workholding fixtures, initial datum, CNC machine and tooling package.  This important assembly stage of the CAM process is very fast to do in Edgecam, but seems to suggest external chucking applications.  Is it possible to configure the chuck to grip on the inside […]

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Easy Toolpath Modification Using Global Edit

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | September 25th, 2017 | Edgecam

Question: Is it possible to edit multiple machining events in Edgecam, and make a common change to the entire selection in a single action?  Put another way, can a mass edit be done? Answer: Yes!  Edgecam’s Edit command has an option to make global changes that easily update multiple machining instructions in a single mass edit. Steps […]

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Factory Design Utilities Multi-Level Factory Design

Posted by: Kristin Prokop | August 30th, 2017 | Autodesk

Issue: Sometime it may be necessary to create a factory layout that contains several floors of data. Solution: Creating a multi floor layout works on the same concept as Sub Layouts, each floor will require its own assembly, Steps: 1. Open existing factory layout in Autodesk Inventor 2. On the Assembly tab select the create tool a. […]

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Math Formulas in Cycle Dialogs

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | June 16th, 2017 | Edgecam

Training Concept: Machinists and CNC programmers frequently use formulas to calculate important information.  Have you ever considered using math formulas to build relationships in CAM, as part of toolpath creation? For example, the tool manufacturer recommends that drill peck increments should be 2.5 times the tool diameter.  Instead of getting out the calculator and typing the […]

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Installing Edgecam 2017 R2

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | June 14th, 2017 | Edgecam

Issue: Many end users are hesitant to install new software versions.  While we techie types may love new software and dive right in, we get your point – you already have a software package that is working, and you have loads of work to do.  You’ve heard about the new software and it sounds interesting, but […]

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Critical Update: AutoCAD 2018.0.2 / AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2

Posted by: Kristin Prokop | May 25th, 2017 | Autodesk

Autodesk discovered a mistake with the AutoCAD 2018.0.1 and AutoCAD LT 2018.0.1 release that will cause the software to expire and no longer start after June 1, 2017. This issue was quickly resolved by releasing the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 and AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 update. To avoid any unnecessary product or service interruption Autodesk asks that you […]

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From the Corner Office: Changing the World

Posted by: Matthew Burke | May 2nd, 2017 | From the Corner Office

I recently wrapped up a series of discussions about the Future of Making Things.  I can only hope that the participants enjoyed the topics and resulting conversations as much as I did.  It’s funny, no matter how many times I give my presentation, something different from my slides sticks in my mind.  After my last […]

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Toolpath Accelerators – Machine Feature

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | March 6th, 2017 | Edgecam

Training Concept: Features are an integral part of solids machining capability in modern production CAM software.  The purpose of a feature is typically to capture solid model intelligence – which often leads to the logical question: Since the CAM software already possesses a significant amount of solid model intelligence, how can we leverage this information to […]

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