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Contour by PICK
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* March 22, 2012, 03:12:43 PM
Turbocad cam pro 15. Contour by pick works sometimes and other times it is gray in contour lists and doesn't respond to selection. Completely restarting and making a very simple drawing and still doesn’t work. It is completely unpredictable. bwr

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March 22, 2012, 05:30:43 PM
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Have you read the help file? The name "Contour By Pick" is a little misleading. Are you trying to pick a contour to machine? Here is a method I use.

If I have a closed polyline I want to cut out with a .500 end mill, I create an offset contour of .25. I then choose Path Milling & click on the offset contour, which is green. & I follow that path.

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* April 20, 2012, 01:53:13 AM
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I have read the help file some time ago and I use to be able to make use of Contour by Pick when defining contours on which to generate G code for my mill. Because of the listed problem, I have been unable to make use of the function and there are times when it would be quite useful.
I was trying to determine if there may be something I must do to get it to function again. I guess I could try to reinstall but, that is a real drag, having to call and get a new product ID code to re- install. It seems that the licensed user could be cut a little slack if he/she has to deal with a precarious software product requireing installs often.

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April 20, 2012, 09:43:30 AM
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can you upload your file so I may look at it?

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