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by Billetgrip
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Multiple programs, Single CAM document
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Multiple programs, Single CAM document

How do you guys generate code for multiple programs in a single CAM document? I programmed my part but the code was too long to fit in the machine. I managed to break it up into 6 programs but it won't generate code. I keep getting "Last link out is not to CTP" and "First link in is not from CTP" er...
by Billetgrip
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Projects Templates verse Document Template
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Projects Templates verse Document Template

Mine is pretty basic. I just added a folder named NR(No rev) and referenced the libraries that I wanted.

Bill has a few videos on the TopSolid blog where he has folders setup for parts, assemblies, customer docs and so on.
by Billetgrip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Projects Templates verse Document Template
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Projects Templates verse Document Template

I would use a project template to reference the libraries that you want(if you dont want to use all of them). I wouldn't load your "blank" project template with CAM documents etc. Use your project template to format what you want all projects to look like. The only time I create a project template w...
by Billetgrip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Wire Text Font Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Wire Text Font Library

This is not possible sorry :? Not trying to argue but if you go to create a wire text on a part then hit F1 in the text box it will take you to Wire Text help. At the bottom of that page there is a section named "Font creation for wire text" with a link to "Creation of a font for wire text". The he...
by Billetgrip
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Projects Templates verse Document Template
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Projects Templates verse Document Template

Q1: If I setup a company project template, will the template be able to define the following for all users who use that project template to create a project: -references to specific Libraries to be set in the template yes -various Options (eg Colours or CAM settings) to be set in the template no, t...
by Billetgrip
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Wire Text Font Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Wire Text Font Library

Has anyone created their own Wire Text font? So far I've copied the TopSolid font folder from the TopSolid Mechanical library into my own library then renamed the documents and edited the sketches to match Century Gothic as best I could. Updated the Family document with the Size driver and checked e...
by Billetgrip
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: DANGER!
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: DANGER!

It does seem like this stuff is released untested sometimes but I've ran into the same thing with other softwares before too.

We only have 2 user's and only use TopSolid for CAM so our PDM is local.
by Billetgrip
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: DANGER!
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: DANGER!

I had a part with 13 repetitions today that started as a mill document then repositioned to an EDM document. Everything seemed fine with it. So far I'm loving SP7 over SP5 ( I skipped 6 cause it broke "minimum tool length"). It seems to have fixed all the issues I was having. *knocks on wood* Have y...
by Billetgrip
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: DANGER!
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: DANGER!

I've also noticed the the error "!" symbol pops up while configuring a hole machining but goes away after validated. I'm not sure what that's about.
by Billetgrip
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: DANGER!
Replies: 10
Views: 2363

Re: DANGER!

I've wrote nearly 15 3 axis mill programs and a couple 5 axis mill programs and at least 10 wire edm programs since SP7 was released. The only problem I've had was trying to replace a shape to update it to the next Rev. After SP6 I started making a restore point before I installed so I could go back...
by Billetgrip
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Selecting a tool and analyzing radius
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Selecting a tool and analyzing radius

Mine seems to behave exactly how you want yours too. I don't remember doing anything special to make it behave that way. I do have all my operation tabs on a different monitor than my graphics window though. Maybe all your tabs open in the same spot on your monitor which is causing one to close befo...
by Billetgrip
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: How to grab surface to limit calculation area?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: How to grab surface to limit calculation area?

Are you talking about picking boundaries for Roughing and such? If you go to your Geometry tab you can pick your X, Y and Z min/max if you want a square boundary. If you need a different shape you can enable Bounding curves management( at the bottom of the Geometry tab) then draw a sketch or use exi...
by Billetgrip
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Posslbe to dig inside "TopSolid Machinig Tools" library?
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Posslbe to dig inside "TopSolid Machinig Tools" library?

You can look in your entities tree under Parameters and functions and see everything that makes up the tool. Under each Function you can single click and it will highlight what you're selecting in the graphics screen.

I used that a lot when I was making my tool library and tool assemblies.
by Billetgrip
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Displaying tool by hovering over part
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Displaying tool by hovering over part

The bottom icon to the right of your screen(while you have an operation open) controls this.
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by Billetgrip
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Machining - templates not availible
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Machining - templates not availible

Hi Michelle, The only machining templates available by default is a "Blank Template". You'll have to create your own templates and put them in your "My Templates" document located in the top left TopSolid icon/ File/Document templates/ Open My Templates. Once you've created them there you'll be able...