Simulator behavior with latest versions - Page 2


Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 13 to 24 of 25

Thread: Simulator behavior with latest versions

  1. #13
    Community Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    1653
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Trung,
    What is your hardware spec? Do you have a good GPU?



  2. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Quote Originally Posted by svenakela View Post
    Trung,
    What is your hardware spec? Do you have a good GPU?
    Hi Sven,

    I am attaching a pdf with actual screen shots and links to hardware used.

    Basically a PC with a 4-core i7-4790 with 24GB of RAM, an NVIDIA Quadro M2000 graphics card, a Dell Ultra Wide U3415M 34"monitor (3440x1440 resolution). The only thing I thought might be uncommon is the ultra wide screen monitor but Mauri doesn't think it has any effect. In an earlier attached pdf I detailed some Windows compatibility (W8) and screen resolution (lower settings) tests.

    Trung

    Attached Files Attached Files


  3. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    89
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Trung,
    Your PC specs are OK.
    Naturally if you choose a very fine Voxel setting then the more power the better.
    I have finally worked out how to properly change the Voxel setting and make them stick.
    Once you change the Voxel in the Simulator you then must click the red square RESET button before starting the Simulation.
    That will make the Voxel setting you have chosen used in the Simulation.
    Regards,
    Mauri.



  4. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Mauri,

    I might as well report another problem. Perhaps you have time to check. Model stock is not properly simulated in this version.

    Thanks,
    Trung

    Attached Files Attached Files


  5. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    89
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Hi,
    This is an example we carved from hard brass in madCAM Simulation over 5 years ago, the cutter used was a .5mm TBN with a .05mm cut.
    I ran the madCAM Simulation with a Voxel of .05 just to see how good it looks in comparison to the actual cut.
    Pictures below of the Last Supper example.
    I also included the off the Mill as cut example as a comparison.
    Regards,
    Mauri.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Simulator behavior with latest versions-lastsuppersimulationexample-jpg   Simulator behavior with latest versions-round-last-supper-mill-jpg  


  6. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    89
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Trung,
    I had no issues.
    My example cut simulation.
    I also tried a number of Voxel values with no problems.
    I made the Model like the Model you made in the PDF.
    I also sent you my Rhino file.
    See below.
    Regards,
    Mauri.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Simulator behavior with latest versions-rhino-model-jpg   Simulator behavior with latest versions-rhino-model-cut-profile-jpg   Simulator behavior with latest versions-rhino-model-simulation-jpg  
    Attached Files Attached Files


  7. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Mauri,

    I ran your toolpath and got the same result you did. However I did not explain the problem well. My stock is not uniform hence the problem. I am attaching a pdf file to explain better.

    Thanks,

    Attached Files Attached Files


  8. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    89
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Quote Originally Posted by trung999 View Post
    Mauri,

    I ran your toolpath and got the same result you did. However I did not explain the problem well. My stock is not uniform hence the problem. I am attaching a pdf file to explain better.

    Thanks,
    Trung,
    madCAM Simulator is not intended to show complex Stock shapes, it will show Cylinders or 3D squares or rectangles.
    If yo do not want it to cut Air, then you need to Wire cut your example in two parts and the perform profiles on both parts separately and then simulate them together.
    In other words all different block heights should be profiled cut separately.
    Regards,
    Let us know if this helps, I will send some examples later today.
    Mauri.



  9. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Thanks Mauri. Wire cutting and processing individually is a good option. I might still need to simulate separately in order to verify but I certainly can post the toolpaths together.



  10. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    89
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Trung,
    Good to hear.
    Just to provide and example of some Simulators that can show stock correctly.
    Predator CNC Editor V9 is one for example, however you have to specify a number of lines with X/Y/Z and A values, the shapes that you want the stock to look like. This program at the time it was available was another cost you would not need to pay.
    Today to do the task you would need to purchase Predator Virtual CNC V11 and that is very expensive, also other Simulator programs that are out there are not cheap, some of which are $2k.
    So with madCAM Joakim has produced a good alternative that now provides a very good output in Simulation and is part of one program. I am sure more refinements are to come.
    Also a thing to remember madCAM is a CPU resource engine program rather then a GPU one.
    At present the madCAM program can access up to 8 Core, an improvement would be to have say 12 or 18 Cores to speed up the process depending on what CPU processor users have.
    Regards,
    Mauri.



  11. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauri R View Post
    Also a thing to remember madCAM is a CPU resource engine program rather then a GPU one.
    This explains why my changing from the stock graphics card that came with the PC to a high end NIVIDIA graphics card made no difference.



  12. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    30
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Simulator behavior with latest versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauri R View Post
    Trung,
    At present the madCAM program can access up to 8 Core, an improvement would be to have say 12 or 18 Cores to speed up the process depending on what CPU processor users have.
    Mauri.
    Hi Mauri,

    I only have a 4-core CPU, do you know how much improvement one might expect going to an 8-core CPU? Initially I was thinking it's painful to fully upgrade (not the cost but the extra work), however when I have time I can look into just upgrading the CPU.

    Thanks,
    Trung



Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Simulator behavior with latest versions

Simulator behavior with latest versions