New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

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cnctruckeic
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New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby cnctruckeic » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Ok.. I am in the process of CNC my Harbor Freight mill..X2. I will be running MACH3 ..
I have had some experience with 2d CAD and ACE . That said I found online the .igs drawing of the lower I want to mill. I would like to learn how to take this .igs and create the tool path and mill it.

I watchef some of the video that chase been suggested on tool path, but I get a ! Next to the pocket line. I am not sure why it does create the tool path.

Anybody game for taking thus drawing and seeing why.

CNC Gunsmithing

It is the ar15 lower under the .igs dropdown..
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mlampert
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby mlampert » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Could you post your FC file so we can have a look at what you tried?
drallod
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby drallod » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:54 pm

Are you trying to mill one from scratch or finish an 80%? This is a big project from scratch! It's probably above Path Workbench capabilities at the moment. There's a lot of curvature.

It may be able to finish an 80%. I tried and got a few good looking paths.
cnctruckeic
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby cnctruckeic » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:33 pm

This an 80%.. I got an .igs file from Cncgunsmith and used a tutorial from a link here. When I get to have it make a path I get an error message

POCKET: LIST INDEX OUT OF RANGE

I am trying to cut an AR15 and AR10 FCG pocket.. and the trigger hammer holes and safety.

Any help you guys c as n give would truly be appreciated.
If you have done one before... can you also tell me where you indicated too. I know the rear takedown pin for the X But the Y I am just not sure..

Thanks again
Yes I can post my file .. how do I do that on here?
chrisb
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby chrisb » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:46 pm

Below the edit window click the tab "Attachments", click "Add file" and select the file.
cnctruckeic
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby cnctruckeic » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:20 pm

chrisb wrote:Below the edit window click the tab "Attachments", click "Add file" and select the file.


says file is too large...

The .igs file is at
http://www.cncguns.com/downloads.html

the pull down for the .igs files middle of the page.
The specific one Ar15 Lower Reciever.
if you load that file and look at the left view there is a pocket needs to be milled...

Trying to ge that G-Code made for my Mach3 harbor Freight CNC X2 Mill

Thanks
drallod
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby drallod » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:03 pm

If you're having a lot of issues with the .igs file, another option is to use the .pdf blueprints and draw just the cuts you need with Part Design. The Path Workbench works fairly well with that.
cnctruckeic
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Re: New to mIlling and CAD/CAM please help..

Postby cnctruckeic » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:34 am

drallod wrote:If you're having a lot of issues with the .igs file, another option is to use the .pdf blueprints and draw just the cuts you need with Part Design. The Path Workbench works fairly well with that.


OK so is parta design just a 3d CAD...

I have a 2d DWG Zi have drawn uo.. can I import that.. add the depth and then do the tool psth?