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Offline xaco

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ArtCAM-Mach3-4th axis postprocessor
« on: June 12, 2010, 07:03:26 AM »
Hello, i am trying to  get a 4th axis toolpath in Mach3. i made a ring in ArtCAM,i made g-code by using few postprocessors(for mach2,mach3mm,model master4th axis  rotary...) but none of them made a rotary toolpath in mach...the g-code contains A axis but on toolpath screen its flat or its not anything like it should look....   anyone can help?thank You??? 

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Re: ArtCAM-Mach3-4th axis postprocessor
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 05:47:44 AM »

There are some settings which need to be set in Mach to display the toolpath correctly.

First Mach will only display rotary toolpaths for A axis.  Not B or C.

Goto the Toolpath setup menu.  Check "A Rotations Enabled"  and select the axis which it rotates about.

If the toolpath has Z axis zero at the centre of rotation then the toolpath will display correctly.

If the toolpath has Z axis zero is at some other setting then you must enter the appropriate value in the "Rotation Radius" DRO, which is found on the settings page.