CNCmotion Solutions

  • What else do we need to teach CIM?

    What else do we need to teach CIM?

    Question: What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend? Answer: We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right […]Read More »
  • How do I use an edge finder?

    How do I use an edge finder?

    Tired of using the I.L.A.R method of finding the corner of your stock (It Looks About Right…). Then here’s the video for you! This video was made by Tormach, and it shows you how to utilize two different types of edge finders. Thanks Tormach! This video demonstrates the use of a mechanical edge finder and […]Read More »
  • Where do I get Robocell and CNCmotion for CTI 2016?

    Where do I get Robocell and CNCmotion for CTI 2016?

    Question: Where do I get the software for Robocell and CNCmotion before I go to CTI?   Answer: In the “CIM Readiness Training LMS.  Just log into MyPLTW and find the course titles Computer Integrated Manufacturing Readiness training, and follow these directions: Once you are in the course, scroll down and click on the link circled […]Read More »
  • HOW DO I GET RID OF A SNIPE IN VERIFY?

    HOW DO I GET RID OF A SNIPE IN VERIFY?

    Question: Every time I verify my code in CNCMotion, a little snipe appears as if the tool is ramping into the part. It doesn’t do this when I run the program… What’s up? Answer: Well that’s an easy fix! Watch below!Read More »
  • CNCMOTION: BAD ARC ERROR

    CNCMOTION: BAD ARC ERROR

    Question: I get a Bad Arc error when I try to verify a program in CNCmotion. What gives? Solution: One of two problems: You have the endpoint or arc center incorrect, OR you need to change the run settings. See the video below.Read More »
  • THE STOCK IN CNCMOTION IS THE WRONG SIZE! HOW DO I CHANGE IT?

    THE STOCK IN CNCMOTION IS THE WRONG SIZE! HOW DO I CHANGE IT?

    Question: The stock in CNCmotion is the wrong size! How do I change it? Solution: This is an easy! Use the 3D Image menu! Watch the video below:Read More »
  • WHERE IS MY 3D MACHINE IN CNCMOTION?

    WHERE IS MY 3D MACHINE IN CNCMOTION?

    Question: My CNC machine window in CNCmotion is missing and I cannot get it back! Answer: You are probably using the wrong software. When you get CNCmotion, you actually get two programs. CNCmotion; which is used to simulate machining on the students computers, and CNCbase, which is used to actually runon the machine attached to […]Read More »
  • HOW DO I UNLOCK MY SCREEN IN CNCMOTION?

    HOW DO I UNLOCK MY SCREEN IN CNCMOTION?

    Question: My screen is locked in cncmotion, and I can’t edit my stupid program! Solution: Maybe it’s not the program that’s stupid, maybe… never mind…. watch below.  Read More »
  • HOW DO I PUT A NEW TOOL INTO CNCMOTION?

    HOW DO I PUT A NEW TOOL INTO CNCMOTION?

    Question: I get an error in CNCMotion because it can’t find a tool. How do I put tools into CNCmotion? Solution: You need to manually add all the tools in your library the first time you open CNCmotion. This is critical if you want to do multiple tool operations. Watch the video below:Read More »
  • How Do I Renumber a Program in CNCmotion?

    How Do I Renumber a Program in CNCmotion?

    Question: Is there an easier way to renumber programs in CNCmotion? Solution: Glad you asked. Watch the video below: cncmotion, software, cnc, renumber,Read More »
  • MY WINDOWS ARE ALL MESSED UP IN CNCMOTION. HOW DO I FIX THEM?

    MY WINDOWS ARE ALL MESSED UP IN CNCMOTION. HOW DO I FIX THEM?

    Test Download document Question: My windows are all messed up in CNCmotion. How do I fix them? Answer: This is an easy one! Use the run and edit screen menu item! Watch the video below:  Read More »
  • WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO PERFORM A SIMULATION IN CNCMOTION?

    WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO PERFORM A SIMULATION IN CNCMOTION?

    Question: I forgot the steps of what to do before I run a program in CNCMotion. Can you show me the steps again? Solution: You bet! See the video below, The steps are listed below as well. cncmotion software simulate simulation verify tool store close home prz run programRead More »

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