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FeatureCAM Tech Tips

NC Code | User Interface | 2.5D Milling | 3D Milling & Modeling | 5 Axis Milling | Turning | Simulation & Display | Geometry | Dongle | General | Installation | Wire


NC Code

  1. Setup Info To The NC Code  |  View video tutorial
  2. WinDNC  |  View video tutorial
  3. Changing post units  |  View video tutorial
  4. Generating a single program with multiple indexed setups
  5. Adding program name to post processor  |  View video tutorial
  6. Macros in V13
  7. Drilling canned cycles, the way they should be
  8. File extension for NC code
  9. Controlling number of decimal places displayed
  10. Automatically inserting the date in your NC code  |  View video tutorial
  11. Changing fixture ID numbers
  12. Multiple Fixture Documents  |  View video tutorial

User Interface

  1. 3D Simulation  |  View video tutorial
  2. Pop Up Help  |  View video tutorial
  3. Status Bar  |  View video tutorial
  4. Color coded surfaces
  5. Setting center of rotation for viewing  |  View video tutorial
  6. Changing default startup directory
  7. Status bar pop-up menus
  8. User views  |  View video tutorial
  9. 3D simulation tool colors  |  View video tutorial
  10. How to use pick labels  |  View video tutorial
  11. Customizing toolbars  |  View video tutorial
  12. View entities dialogue box
  13. Customizing the status bar
  14. Box zoom always at your fingertips

2.5D Milling

  1. 2.5D Milling Overview
  2. Chamfer OD Pocket
  3. Feature RECOGNITION Overview
  4. Tombstone Machining Overview
  5. Working with color overrides
  6. Backplotting
  7. Port Cavity Feature Recognition  |  View video tutorial
  8. Optional and mandatory stops
  9. Cutting large chamfers
  10. Getting a tool list with the NC code
  11. Tricks with helical ramping  |  View video tutorial
  12. Engraving serial numbers  |  View video tutorial
  13. Plunge roughing a curve  |  View video tutorial
  14. Editing post processors  |  View video tutorial
  15. Indexing and wrapping  |  View video tutorial
  16. Using total stock for a single rough pass
  17. Hole depth
  18. Stock other than block  |  View video tutorial
  19. Tap drill selection
  20. Using multiple roughing tools
  21. Setting multiple plunge points with a curve  |  View video tutorial
  22. Cross section  |  View video tutorial
  23. Engraving On A Curve  |  View video tutorial
  24. Creating a Points Pattern from a Curve
  25. Drilling Holes
  26. Threaded Holes  |  View video tutorial
  27. Using X Sections  |  View video tutorial

3D Milling and Modeling

  1. 3D Milling Overview
  2. 3D arc/line toolpath approximation
  3. Displaying hidden imported items
  4. Surface from a feature

5 Axis Milling

  1. 5 Axis Milling Overview

Turning

  1. Stock Curve For Boring Features  |  View video tutorial  -  View video tutorial
  2. Sloped Surface OD Engraving  |  View video tutorial
  3. Advanced TurnMill Overview
  4. Turning Overview
  5. Turn Mill Overview
  6. 2nd Operation on Turned Part  |  View video tutorial
  7. Using the 3/4 lathe view for ID work
  8. Turning off the feature wizard
  9. Sub Spindle Transfer  |  View video tutorial

Simulation and Display

  1. Calculating accurate machining time
  2. Stay in Your current Viewing Mode
  3. Translucent part in the 3d simulation
  4. Adjusting how finely objects are displayed
  5. 3D Simulation of More than 1 Setup
  6. Lengthen the simulation speed control bar  |  View video tutorial
  7. Using layers to control which entities are displayed  |  View video tutorial

Geometry

  1. Setting Curve Start Points  |  View video tutorial
  2. Scale Curves  |  View video tutorial
  3. Creating Surfaces Using Coons
  4. Exiting a geometry mode
  5. Using the curvature tool to determine proper size endmill.
  6. New Ellipse Constructor
  7. Curve to Geometry
  8. Projecting a Curve to Current UCS
  9. Displaying Circle and Arc Centers
  10. Changing the Start Point of a Curve
  11. Replacing curves when pasting features  |  View video tutorial
  12. Creating turned profiles from an stl file
  13. Project Curve to different z levels

Dongle

  1. Troubleshooting your dongle

General

  1. Aligning Part To Stock  |  View video tutorial
  2. Adding a Networked Tool Database
  3. Creating A Tool Crib
  4. How To Use Setup Sheets
  5. Port Cavity Feature Recognition  |  View video tutorial
  6. Probing Overview
  7. Sending Files To Support
  8. Camroller Milling Addin
  9. Curve Samples Addin
  10. Form Tools  |  View video tutorial
  11. Metric Conversion
  12. Multiple Setup Part
  13. Default Attributes
  14. How to tell Featurecam you are keeping a specific tool in a given tool slot in the machine tool.
  15. Carrying a Backup of the FM File
  16. Mill & Turn the same part
  17. Adding Multiple Curves to a Feature
  18. Automatic Clamp Avoidance  |  View video tutorial
  19. Vortex  |  View video tutorial
  20. Stock Models  |  View video tutorial
  21. Zip multiple files for emailing

Installation

  1. Downloading The Latest Software Version
  2. Rebooting The Automatic Evaluation Options
  3. Updating Sentinel Dongle drivers
  4. Running Multiple Versions of FeatureCAM on One Computer

Wire

  1. Wire EDM Overview

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