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#### halfmill

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« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2017, 04:58:57 PM »
Hi True 4th axis milling.  I have your same situation, so I am very interested if a set of answers explaining  things more clearly arrives. I will try and see how g1 x-.655 y.165 z-.060 a15 f5.0 works as suggested.  My issue is that I need 4th axis to turn independently from x-y-z axises...  I think you are saying you have the same issue... so I will watch this more... bob

#### halfmill

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« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 05:07:12 PM »
As far as software goes, no one has mentioned fusion 360 by autodesk.  Now is there something that someone knows about this software that would prevent 4 axis milling... bob

#### dude1

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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2017, 01:16:02 AM »
You can do continuous 4th axis in Fusion 360 yet, just indexing 3+1 and 3 + 2 and wrap

#### joeaverage

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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2017, 01:22:18 AM »
Hi dude1,

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You can do continuous
it that you CAN do continuous or CAN'T do continuous?

Craig
'I enjoy sex at 73.....I live at 71 so its not too far to walk.'

#### dude1

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2017, 01:41:38 AM »
Thanks joe, yer can not do continuous yet, teach me for typing as I am waiting for a pattern toolpath to generate sinces fusion and HSM does not have continuous yet only a 170 toolpaths

#### joeaverage

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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2017, 01:58:28 AM »
Hi Dude1,
thanks for clearing that up, from the way you are talking is continuous 4 axis coming? I haven't used Fusion much but was pretty impressed all the same,
even 3+1 indexing is pretty damn good, and really hard to complain about the price!!!

I don't have a very high opinion of Autodesk's money gathering policies but with Fusion they have proved me wrong bigtime!

Craig
'I enjoy sex at 73.....I live at 71 so its not too far to walk.'

#### joeaverage

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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2017, 02:12:53 AM »
Hi Dude1,
this is my quote:
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Autodesk have a policy...'Bend over with trousers down while we extract the money we want'.

Craig
'I enjoy sex at 73.....I live at 71 so its not too far to walk.'

#### dude1

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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2017, 04:01:52 AM »
They are long term planning, there are a few companies starting to do it, where students and teachers get it free or realy cheap and hobbyist with some can get the same thing or get the student version, solidworks student edition if you search around you can find it dirt cheap per year I will try and find the link I have for getting it for FA.

cero have one as well for students.

Yep that's why they brought out artcam and Delcam Plc to get the artiey stuff and the 4th axis plus stuff.

Its one day

#### dude1

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« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2017, 04:06:41 AM »

#### joeaverage

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« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2017, 04:18:29 AM »
Hi Dude1,
that's very kool indeed. It beggars me that they can be so generous with 'potential' customers but as soon as you express a genuine interest in being an
actual customer do they start grinning and writing down numbers with lots of zeros.

Nonetheless I'll take whatever scraps they are offering.

Craig
'I enjoy sex at 73.....I live at 71 so its not too far to walk.'