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cam plugin
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* August 14, 2012, 10:24:32 AM
i am thinking of updating my software so i don't have much time 1 day so someone please answer soon.
i want to update to v16 platinum w/cam plugin i don't understand 2 1/2 d ? so can the cam plug in simulate contour milling or is it just a flat plane 2d mil simulation? what can the cam plugin really do?

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* August 14, 2012, 01:59:37 PM
#1
It won't do 3d where as three axis move simultaneously,as example a concave pocket.2-1/2 does two simultaneous axis in the x,y and a quill movement up and down for drilling,tapping etc. in the z axis.In the following video link is an example of 3d contour milling.It can do flat typical 2d contour shapes perhaps as example elliptical shape it can only do one tool at a time for simulation and not one after the other for full completion of a part automatically.At the following Turbocad link down at the bottom of the page is a laundry list of capabilities.If don't do CNC machining  than you won't need it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeGQ91FKTNg&feature=related      can't perform contour demonstration



http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCADWindows/Plugins/CAMPluginforTurboCADProfessional/KeyFeatures/tabid/1415/Default.aspx

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August 14, 2012, 03:14:09 PM
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The plugin is really good for what it costs. If you need 3D, there are links in this post (http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,9687.msg57186.html#msg57186) that can help you out. BTW, what are you trying to build?

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* August 14, 2012, 03:17:36 PM
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At the following link is a sample video to show some basic steps such profile milling and circular pocket milling with TCC and how the simulation process works in TCC Palette


http://youtu.be/S6YAuJ3RdbE

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If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
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* August 15, 2012, 05:12:44 AM
#4
thnks so much for all the help this does answer my question and also helps me to make a wise choice for software for my uses .
thanks again;
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* August 15, 2012, 01:33:39 PM
#5
Your Welcome glad it helps :D

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


* August 30, 2012, 09:12:46 AM
#6
mostly this is for hobby stuff model boats etc. mostly modeling if i get set up software with cad/cam. when i see a cnc mini mill cheap enough.i will be able to machine my own prototypes and build them to my  designs.but i do need contour capabilities.maybe even up to a fourth axis.

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* August 30, 2012, 09:02:45 PM
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Couple of links that might strike your interest


http://www.rockcliffcnc.com/Pages/default.aspx

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement Henry Ford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent Isaac Newton
I have not failed Ive just found 10,000 ways that won't work Thomas Edison


* August 31, 2012, 12:33:25 PM
#8
thank you so much you are all so helpful here always helping everyone out with our problems!!!

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