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  • Quick Start Guide

    Published: February 2019

    for AlibreCAM-TURN 2019

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  • AlibreCAM-TURN 2019 Quick Start

    by MecSoft Corporation

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    Table of Contents

    Useful Tips 5

    What's New 6

    Videos & Guides 7

    Print Media Archive 9

    About this Guide 11

    ................................................................................................................................... 111 About the TURN Module

    ................................................................................................................................... 112 Using this Guide

    Getting Ready 13

    ................................................................................................................................... 131 Running AlibreCAM 2019

    ................................................................................................................................... 132 Machining Strategy

    ................................................................................................................................... 133 Main Programming Steps

    ................................................................................................................................... 144 Load the Part Model

    ................................................................................................................................... 165 Launch the TURN Module

    ................................................................................................................................... 186 Define the Machine Tool

    ................................................................................................................................... 207 Select the Post Processor

    Defining the Machine Setup 24

    ................................................................................................................................... 241 Define the Part Geometry

    ................................................................................................................................... 272 Align the Part and Stock

    ................................................................................................................................... 293 Specify the Material

    ................................................................................................................................... 314 The Machining Setup

    ................................................................................................................................... 325 Set the Work Zero

    Create a Cutting Tool 36

    Roughing the Outer Diameter 40

    ................................................................................................................................... 411 Select the Cutting Tool

    ................................................................................................................................... 432 Set Feeds and Speeds

    ................................................................................................................................... 443 Set Clearance Geometry

    ................................................................................................................................... 464 Set Global Parameters

    ................................................................................................................................... 475 Set Roughing Parameters

    ................................................................................................................................... 486 Set Entry/Exit Parameters

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    ................................................................................................................................... 517 Simulate the Toolpath

    Finishing Outer Diameter 57

    ................................................................................................................................... 581 Set Finishing Parameters

    ................................................................................................................................... 622 Simulate the Toolpath

    ................................................................................................................................... 643 Post-Process the Toolpath

    Generate Reports 67

    ................................................................................................................................... 671 Machining Information

    ................................................................................................................................... 682 Shop Documentation

    Where to go for more help 71

    Index 73

  • Useful Tips 5

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    Useful Tips

    Here are some useful tips that will help you use this guide effectively.

    1. Copy the tutorial part files in a location other than the installation folder to make sure you have read/write privileges to the files.

    2. Once you start working with the tutorial file, save your work periodically!

    3. Don’t stress out too much if you are having trouble with the tutorial. Call us or send us email and we can help you out.

    4. Most of all have fun!

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    What's New

    You can find out What's New in the latest release of AlibreCAM 2019 here:

    Related Topics

    What's New in AlibreCAM 2019

    https://mecsoft.com/WhatsNew/WhatsNewInAlibreCAM2019.pdf

  • Videos & Guides 7

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    Videos & Guides

    Quick Start Guides for each AlibreCAM 2019 module are available in both PDF and Video format. Refer to the following information to access these guides:

    Quick Start Guide Videos

    AlibreCAM 2019 MILL Quick Start

    AlibreCAM 2019 TURN Quick Start

    AlibreCAM 2019, 2½ Axis Introduction

    AlibreCAM 2019, 3 Axis Introduction

    AlibreCAM 2019, 4 Axis Introduction

    The Complete Video Play List

    Here is a link to the complete 2019 Video Play List

    How to Access the Quick Start Guide Documents

    To help you quickly get started in working with each module, select one of the Help files located on the AlibreCAM 2019 Learning Resources dialog.

    You will find:

    · Data Sheets · Quick Start Guides · What's New documents · Online Help links

    The Quick Start Guides will help you step through an example tutorial which will illustrate how to use the module. To access the Learning Resources dialog:

    1. From the Add-Ons menu in Alibre Design, select AlibreCAM 2019 and then Learn...

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx9G05pFm0QJafzSZtoCCUiR_K81t9b2J

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    To access the AlibreCAM Learing Resources dialog

    2. Select a document from the Learning Resources dialog to get started using the module of your choice.

    Learning Resources dialog

  • Print Media Archive 9

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    Print Media Archive

    MecSoft Corporation is proud to announce our Print Media Archive where you can find every Reference Manual and Printed Guide on MecSoft CAM products. Most of these guides are completely FREE to download.

    eBook Reference Manuals

    · The AlibreCAM-MILL Reference · The AlibreCAM-TURN Reference · The AlibreCAM-PPG Reference

    eBook User Guides

    · AlibreCAM-MILL Quick Start Guide · AlibreCAM-TURN Quick Start Guide · The AlibreCAM CAM Automation Guide · The AlibreCAM User Interface Guide · Best Practices in 2-1/2 Axis Machining · Best Practices in 3 Axis Machining · The Cutting Tools Workbook

    AMS Subscription Training Materials (Active AMS Subscription Required)

    · CAMJam Self Training Video Archive ** · The F1 CO2 Racer Body Tutorial ** · AlibreCAM-MILL Questions & Answers ** · ** FREE with your Annual Maintenance Subscription (AMS) and included in

    the CAMJam download!

    The MecSoft Tech Blog

    Learn about MecSoft's CAM plug-ins by reading The MecSoft Tech Blog! These articles are informative and tutorial in nature. Here is a partial list of the articles:

    How to Detect & Correct Tool Holder Collisions

    Part Region Heights in 2-1/2 Axis Machining

    The F1 CO2 Racer Body Tutorial

    http://www.mecsoft.com/guest/Support%20Documents/2019/AlibreCAM-2019/AlibreCAM-MILL2019-Reference.pdf http://www.mecsoft.com/guest/Support%20Documents/2019/AlibreCAM-2019/AlibreCAM-TURN2019-Reference.pdf http://www.mecsoft.com/guest/Support%20Do