i have run surfcam for years i think surfcam 5 was the version i learned cam on i surf the web quite a bit and haven't seen anything else on surfcam forum.i personal think surfcam is much better than any of the other cam softwares out there.i just had to start using mastercam for my new job and i hate it.if anyone ever needs any help with surfcam just give me a shout.
I agree, Surfcam is great. I've been using it for some years. I really like Step Reduction Milling (SRM), and Velocity is going to be exciting when they get it and SRM working together. (Jan. - Feb. I hear) I don't believe anything will be able to touch it as far as roughing.
I did the Velocity (Truemill) test on a Haas VF-2, with a 1/2" 3 flute TiAln cutter, 1/2" depth of cut, 10,000 (max) RPM, and 400 inches per minute! It was awesome to watch. Edit: The material was 6061-T6 aluminum.
I've found in tool steels that velocity only works well with a bullnose cutter. Anytime I try to go fast for more than a few minutes it breaks the corners of the endmills. With bullnose carbide cutters I can go diameter deep, 70degree engagement, and .010 chipload in A-2. Not like the aluminium speeds, but still impressive to see.
I need some help with Surfcam. I have had to change computers due to a crash and now I need to get my post processor working again. I need to know how to activate one of the post already listed and also how to get my custom post to work. Which files to put where. Any help would be greatly appreciated
open (as a text file) your machine's file from the C/surfcam/postlib/mpost and select all and copy it. then open "postform m" and paste it there. it should show up in your list when you post in the operations manager. I only use surfcam for 3 axis milling, so I don't know if turning centers and other equipment is posted in the same manner. Copying the original postform M to you desktop for safe storage is a good precaution to take.
If you are at all unsure or shaky about doing this, then you should call your dealer to come out and do it. otherwise you will have to wipe out surfcam and reinstall (been there, done that!). Plus I don't want you to hold me responsible if you accidentally make a mistake.