Hi I have Fastcam 7 with USB Dongul ( 101917299). Can I install it in the Windows 10 PC.

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Hi

I have Fastcam 7 with USB Dongul ( 101917299).

Can I install it in the Windows 10 PC


Rgds


Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

Yes you can install FastCAM onto Windows 10 with that dongle. We do have a guide to assist with that here:

http://response.fastcam.com/knowledge-base/article/fastcam-windows-10-with-a-unikey-dongle_1

However we cannot assist with a new installer. If you need a new installer you would need to look at purchasing the latest FastCAM 8

Cheers,

Alex Fagan

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Hi Alex,

Appreciate your prompt response.

Actually the current product is FastCAM 510.

Still can I install to Windows 10.

Kind Regards

Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

So long as you can get the files from the CD to the PC you are looking to install onto, it should be possible. You only need to transfer the dongle to the new computer to check, and can keep the old PC going.

Also to transfer to a new PC I would recommend following this guide:

http://response.fastcam.com/knowledge-base/article/using-the-fastcam-backup-utility

Cheers,

Alex Fagan

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Hi Alex,


Thanks for your prompt response.

Thanks for your software transferring information.


Also please let me know The FASTCAM 510 will run on the windows 10 ?


Kind Regards


Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

It can work, and has done so previously.

But I would recommend keeping your old PC available while you check, as you have quite an old version of FastCAM. Be sure to use this guide to set it up:

http://response.fastcam.com/knowledge-base/article/fastcam-windows-10-with-a-unikey-dongle_1

Cheers,

Alex Fagan

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Hi Alex,

Thanks for your response.

Appreciate your time.

Kind Regards

Kiri

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Hi Alex,

Please see the attached image , the internal cut is cutting the required portion. But I need to bring this inside. How to fix it ?


Kind Regards


Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

In the image you attached, did you mean to have a gap there? If not, I would recommend going back to the drawing and closing the path between the lines, so that the entry and exit are on the same point.

If you meant to have the gap there however, and need to move that entry, then I would recommend using the Move Entries option.


This can be found at the following Locations

FastCAM 8:move_entries_FC8

FastNEST 8:move_entries_FN8

FastCAM 7:move_entries_FC7

FastNEST 8:move_entries_FN7


Cheers,

Alex Fagan

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Hi Alex,


Appreciate your prompt response.


Is there any PDF for Fastcam learning Guide ?


Kind Regards


Kiri

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Hi Kiri

For self help and learning, you can follow this post:

http://response.fastcam.com/knowledge-base/article/fastcam-information-starter-pack

You will find videos, manuals and guides in pdf.

We also offer 1 on 1 training via TeamViewer and over the phone, costed at $180USD

This can cover any FastCAM Topic of your choosing.

Contact us via email to if you'd like to arrange teamviewer training, at any of the following email addresses:

fastcam@fastcam.com.au

jackson.fung@fastcam.com.au

alex.fagan@fastcam.com.au


Regards,

Jackson Fung

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Hi

In my nesting I have more than 100 parts.

I changed one part lead direction by manually. Still there are same parts in nesting.

how to update the lead automatically in a nesting ?

Kind Regards

Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

You only have 1 item in your partlist for this, am i correct?

if you only have 1 item and you're nesting 100x of them.

then you can check this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jw4yIDgLIE

when you change the entry of a part in part list. then all of that part will carry the same changed entries.


regards,

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Hi Jackson,

Thanks for your response.

I have already patterned in AutoCAD.

Then I bring in the Fastnet, In this case If I changed the lead direction in one part, is there any option to update it automatically for all other similar parts ?

Regards

Kiri

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No, it doesn't work that way.

If you have 1 single file of "many parts" and you added that into FastCAM or FastNEST, then you must change each and every contour's leadin/leadout manually, if you wish to deviate from the global setting.

This would not be the way we would advise you to nest. nesting in Autocad without taking account of the entry/exits, means you're probably increasing part to part spacing across the board to leave room for them. you maybe losing utilisation compared to nesting in FastNEST.

From files you've sent in the past, having a 1 file of two part should still be okay, if you want to save time interlocking them in old v7.


In FastCAM8 you can do block nesting, so you won't need to premake 2 interlock parts into 1 file, you interlock once, and you can block and array nest the block of parts.

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Hi Jackson,

Thanks for your response.

I understand and now I am doing in the nesting.

It numbers the parts vertically , But I need to do it horizontally.

I found one way to do this by manually changing the numbers.It is a time consuming.

Is there any any way to do it automatically ?

Kind Regards

Kiri

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Automatic placement is alway in a fixed pattern.

You can use either "jostle" which subsequently shift parts towards NEST START POSITION.

or you can nest 1, and use the array functions to array in X, Y, or "array in a box" to define an area as needed.

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Hi Jackson,Thanks for your response.

I finished nesting in Fastnest. How to convert nesting to CNC file to cut in a Plasma ?


Rgds


Kiri


Rgds


Kiri

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Hi Kiri,

Unfortunately general training is not covered over community response. You can of course refer to the various resources already available to self learn.

We do offer online training over Teamviewer, the cost is AU$250.00 per hour. One hour we will be able to cover a fair bit. as you already do have some understanding of the software.

Feel free to email me or Alex to arrange for Online Training.

regards,

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