PartMaker SwissCAM Fundamentals

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Introduction: PartMaker SwissCAM Fundamentals

This series of tutorials is intended to assist a new user getting comfortable with the workflow and programming some simple parts in PartMaker SwissCAM.

Step 1: Pin

Instructional video and files to program a pin on a Swiss lathe with PartMaker. This tutorial helps you understand the workflow of the software.

Step 2: Screw

Instructional video and files to program a Swiss part with segmented turning, threading, and cross milling on a Swiss lathe with PartMaker. This tutorial includes videos to program from print and solid model.

Step 3: Plug

Instructional video and files to program a plug part including turning, cross milling, cross drilling, and back drilling on a Swiss lathe with PartMaker. This tutorial includes videos to program from print and solid model.

Step 4: Reamer

Instructional video and files to program a reamer part including turning, cross milling, and drilling on a Swiss lathe with PartMaker. This tutorial includes videos to program from print and solid model.

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    everything is fine now. my question was: when I 1st started building geometry my Z+ direction was to the right of origin and tutorial Z+ was to the left of origin.

    I could not get started because my "Z" axis point in the right direction and all tutorials "Z" axis point in the left direction. could not find a way to switch the direction.

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    The Z axis orientation in the face window being oriented into the part or away from the part is an optional programming input convention that does not effect the NC output. You can change this in the menu Job Optimizer > Defaults > Turning and check/uncheck the positive Z programming check box. The tutorials were done with this enabled and PartMaker defaults with this option on for a new SwissCAM installation.