I have been with MasterCam for the last ten years. Now new job and new system(featurecam) I am trying to come up to speed with this software. I do not want to write it off right away.I have a job for the lathe to complete. I am using 4 inch hex brass stock cut .2 over the final dimensions. I need to turn a section to 3.497 for 3.5 X 8TPI external for 1.125 length. Problem is when I run the 3de path the grooveing tool errors with a gouge on the larger diameter. Also the back side of the thread tool cuts a angle onto the remaining hex. I need the thread to stop in the relief groove abd back straight out(90degrees) .
I need to know what I am missing here! I do like the software and its methods but need advise on finding the setting I need to make correct parts.
Thanks to whom ever responds to me.
Hey Clemmie, I feel your pain. I have been thrown into the deep end of the pool at where I work with milling all kinds of crazy stuff. Fortunately for you turning on FC is a breeze. It took a bit to get the answer because I haven't done turning in a while so here goes.
With your part open try going up top to your toolbar across the top of your screen. Select "Manufacturing" then select "Machining Configurations" then pick out your part your wanting to alter and press "Edit".
Select the "Threading" tab.
Go to the "Withdraw Angle" box and put in the desired angle and press "OK".
If you set the "My Configuration" it uses those settings as a default pattern to make a part by. That way you are able customize the config to change the way the part is approached for each different part you make.
This comes in handy when threading a blind ID part.
Hope this helps