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by Billetgrip
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Entity copy
Replies: 1
Views: 3365

Re: Entity copy

I'm not sure if this will help but are you in an assembly document? That allow you to do an "in place edit" to your parts and it will also update the original part files.
by Billetgrip
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: pocketing
Replies: 4
Views: 3236

Re: pocketing

Ah ok. Sorry.

I'm not quite sure I understand what you're trying to do.

Pockets are usually just create a closed sketch on a body, right click the sketch, select pocket then set your depth limits.
by Billetgrip
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: pocketing
Replies: 4
Views: 3236

Re: pocketing

So it's trying to cut both pockets in one operation now? and you don't want it to do that? First are you using roughing or endmilling? Endmilling with an open pocket strategy should give you what you're looking for. Just select the floor of the pocket. You could also use sidemilling with multiple st...
by Billetgrip
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Design 7
Topic: Compound angle
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Re: Compound angle

You can create pivoted frames (construction/ frames/ pivoted frame) or pivoted planes (construction/ planes/ pivoted plane).
by Billetgrip
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Cam 7
Topic: Multiple programs, Single CAM document
Replies: 0
Views: 4221

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: 3784

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: 3784

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: 2670

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: 3784

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: 2670

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: 7633

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: 7633

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: 7633

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: 7633

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: 4084

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...