Some Sum3D troubles

Discussion in 'CAM software' started by mpl, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. mpl

    mpl New Member

    First of all, sorry if my questions are noobie-like. I have a good experience with hyperDent (strategies, custom scripting stuff), but some time ago we switched to Sum3D for multiple machines.
    I`m pretty frustrated by count of bugs, no responding, unexpected things from almost any side of this CAM software (hyperDent also have bugs but way less).

    Here are some questions
    1) mechanism of "replace" stuff. What is exact requements for this? What I dig so far is:
    "<REPLACE>" operation (when execute strategy it goes unmarked like "//<REPLACE>", if I just do 'New operation>Rename to "<REPLACE>")
    "<REPLACE>" in postprocessed file name and remark
    related mapping (I tried just make copy to, made a copy in replace.txt, select related interface when loading part: as a result - Sum still take 00-339 strategy tools and operations!)​
    2) How to print all parts in related disk? I can only print single (current) part.
    3) Is that right - if I add '<T:/some_tool/some_material>' to operation name, it take some_tool whatever tool is currently placed in tool parameters?
    4) Is there a way to change reduce connector percent value related to connector diameter (not an absolute cut depth)?
    5) difference beetween machining configurations (.cfg), Cam (.cam) and CfgCam (.cfg,.cam) on binary level?
    6) Is there a possibility to read/edit strategy in human readable format?
    7) How to say Sum to autodetect occlusial side screwchannel only by first axis (skip cavity screwchannel axis and conical screwfit area if exists)?

  2. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Replace is for implant geometry to use your own custom library. It is very advanced and usually extra money.

    We do not have any bugs. We report them and cimsystem has fixed them a long time ago for us. Like 5 years without a bug.
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  3. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    to be honest so many questions maybe time for a lesson or a longer teamviewer session with your reseller.
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  4. mpl

    mpl New Member

    Sorry, but I really get Sum3D dropouts (I call it a "bug") pretty often. However, I can live with it (maybe it is because we use 2016 licence).
    I don`t ask how to build/use library. I have library stuff already, it IS working for old factory strategies, but when I just put new "<REPLACE>" operation to new strategy, it doesn`t take replace library. In that case I suppose there is some magic code to say sum3d "this operation is for replace" or other undocumented additional actions from end user, which are pretty hard to explore on intuitive level.

    That makes sence, thanks. Didn`t expect I need things like that for such basic questions though (it was pretty intuitive with hyperDent even a lot of things were limited in case of strategy editing/creating).
  5. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    in hyperdent you can do nothing without template gen thats the big difference and he cost a few dollar exactly 5000 just the generator !!!! and generator is your insurance !! no gen no insurance exept simulation. and if you have a 2016 license constr. info is maybe your problem now its 2018 try STL only seperated from constr info by the way same in hyper just oposite without constr. info stupid like a peace of butter.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018 at 9:22 AM
  6. Codfish Joe

    Codfish Joe Administrator Staff Member

    I'm still not sure I completely understand your problem. However, your .cam file needs to match up with the number in the .txt file.
    If you are trying to make copy for different operations to machine. You will need to change the curve name so the cam file is not looking for the old file.
    6,"NOBEL ACTIVE RP","nobactrp",3.4,1,3,2
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  7. mpl

    mpl New Member

    Yep, tried and it works, thank you very much!
    But still can`t insert from scratch <REPLACE> function, here how I try to do it:

    (not sure Machining type and postprocessor file name is necessary, I did it because in factory strategy it was desighned this way)
  8. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    @Codfish Joe

    Brad will help you.

    teamviewer is probably best.

    Send your numbers to brad (at) 3d-dental d0t c0m
  9. mpl

    mpl New Member

    Thanks, DMC, emailed to Brad.

    When I said "hyperdent was limited to edit strategies" I meant I had FULL licence with all modules, and anyway I programmed some stuff for manipulating CAM data statistics, getting CNC machines state in real time based on CAM data + machine logs + custom software installed on machines, checking/modificating output G-Code (yes, in a scriptable way!) for have everything working in a fully automatic fashion.
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  10. Codfish Joe

    Codfish Joe Administrator Staff Member

    <REPLACE> is not an actual operation that does anything. It is simply a command that then references your Sum3D>Replace folder on your computer
  11. Codfish Joe

    Codfish Joe Administrator Staff Member

    <REPLACE> will always have a // in front
  12. mpl

    mpl New Member

    Only when you appliyng strategy sequence.
    Brad can`t help unfortunately. He said something wrong with .cfg (I guess on binary level, there is no way to edit the file manually like convert to xml and back).

    I attached strategy I did so maybe someone can help with it.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) create new operation or copy from existent
    2) rename to <REPLACE>
    3) apply to file

    Result: nothing attached after <REPLACE>.
    Expected: if you have replace interfaces, Sum3D will grab connected operations

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018 at 9:45 AM
  13. mpl

    mpl New Member

    It was an error in cfg file on binary level. Nothing to do with that.

    Built strategy from blank + imported/modified some jobs from working strategy.
    Thanks anyone for help.
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