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Offline BarryB

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Re: rough cut prob
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2010, 02:29:22 PM »
Thanks, I've decided to go the RhinoCAM route.  One because I use Rhino, but another is that the machine is 6 axis, and Rhino CAM will work with 6 axis indexed.

I should stress though, the rough cut problem I was having was NOT due to MeshCAM, it was mainly due to the part not being held down stiffly enough and clamping in a way that my bit wouldn't eat into its supports.  MeshCAM works fairly well.  There are a few issues, like pocketing.  I didn't like how it did that, and it had a lot of unnecessary plunges, but other than that, it's well worth the cash.

Barry
Re: rough cut prob
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2010, 04:32:49 PM »
Look into Madcam. It's Rhino based and supposedly very good.

I'm going the Madcam route in a few months.

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Re: rough cut prob
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2010, 06:20:49 PM »
RhinoCam gets my vote :) i do unusually complex cutting and find that RhinoCam always gets me there.. its ass slow on rotary code generation tho....

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Re: rough cut prob
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2010, 06:23:53 PM »
I met with the RhinoCAM folks, and believe they have my business.  It helps that I work just down the street from them too.  If I find an issue, I can just zip on over and bang some heads;)

Barry