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 Post subject: joining projects
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Good Morning FC users,

We just got a brand new VF2ss installed yesterday and also did an upgrade on our FC. What I would like to know is can I keep my project joined to go from the lathe over to the mill so we are not doubling up on creating .FM file just for turning and a seperate .FM file just for milling. I would find this function especially usefull as some of the jobs have been mill turn work in the past but we now want to seperate the milling to free up lathe capacity for excess turning work.

Is there any way we can keep the project joined? I have tried but with out any luck as the post seems to get confused for the milling set up in the project.

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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:03 am 
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BUMP.


Any body able to help with this at all?

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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:01 am 
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Sorry, no solution/experience on this subject from me but isn't this why we're all paying a maintenance fee????????

Give the pros a call.


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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:20 am 
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ferdinandk wrote:
but isn't this why we're all paying a maintenance fee????????

Give the pros a call.



true however I asked my dealer there reply was I think you need to run a seperate project for turning and another for milling.... It felt alot like it was swept under the rug as there was not a lot of effort put it to any research nor have i never seen an offical reply from Delcam head office!!

Oh and this all happend in less then a week after I spent 20K on a software updgrade...... guess I should have spent my money else where NOT HAPPY!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:54 pm 
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Without touching the happiness part, I agree that it would be a nice thing to have.
Not only for turn/mill or turned and milled parts, but for anything that has more than 2 setups.
IOW process the part in FC just as you do it in real life, take the results from the first step as the input for the next.
Ability to define "stock" for each setup and define different machines to post for each setup ( if needed )

I have parts that are first turned to qualify a blank, then milled, then back to finish turning, then another 2 milling ops
and finally an EDM.
I have a process sheet on paper, would certainly be nice to see the actual flow in one FC file.


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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:54 am 
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Maybe I am missing something but you can have multiple projects in the same file. You can start out with a Turning project, do your turning features and then create a new SETUP that is Milling (or Wire) and program the features for the milling. You can simulate the turning setup, then simulate the milling setup and see the completed part. Then you can get code for both. Is this what you are asking for?

JK

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 Post subject: Re: joining projects
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Ah!... JK beat me to it! :D

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