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Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011, 04:26:31 AM »
check your email Tony

yes i am aware of the problems with the fanuc turning post , i am making progress with one , i hope to test more fully during the weekend , i'll post it here once iv'e tested it
but if anyone is willing to also test it  let me know .

Dave
Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2011, 04:40:16 AM »
here's the latest version for milling and included the Turn post processor , both in metric and Imperial
these are work in progress , so first run with care , anything you find let me know , along with any fixes and hopfully we can keep these active and improve as we go

Dave
Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2011, 02:05:24 PM »
I just wanted to mention that Dave (CNCBasher)  spent a ton of time with me last weekend modifying solidcam post to make the manual tool changes more sensible.  After hours of work we were able to generate g code which did tool chage perfectly without ramming the tool into the work  ;D.

Thank you Dave, I owe you one!
Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2011, 10:58:39 PM »
Thanks Dave for the post processor. I am using Solidworks 2011 and Solidcam 2010 to Mach 3 to my new Taig mill. I am having trouble with the most recent version of this post processor. I am working in imperial units.

 I am getting error codes as follows:

"Line 430: invalid GENERATE statement"
"Line 430: unrecognized statement"

and

"Line 640: cannot initialized GPP tool environment"

I am completely new to CNC and may be doing something simple and wrong. Has anyone run into this error, or know what I may be doing wrong?

Thanks for any direction!

-Wes

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Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2011, 05:23:56 AM »
I am also getting those as invalid.

"Line 430: invalid GENERATE statement"
"Line 430: unrecognized statement"

I'm also generally having trouble with my machine coordinates with solidcam.  When I open any soldicam gcode from the standard fanuc or from this post my machine z wants to start at machine 0 rather than at my work offset or work position.   To solve this problem I either edit out some lines or set the work position 0 and then restart mach so that the machine coordinates and work offesets are both at 0,0,0

Apart from  this I have no problem with the standard faunuc so far.  Ive attached the standard fanuc files in the hope that someone might have a look at how to change this and below is the gcode that gets generated out of a generally solidcam fanuc

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O5000 (F_CONTOUR37_T11.TAP)
( MCV-OP ) (17-SEP-2011)
(SUBROUTINES: O2 .. O0)         
G90 G17
G80 G49 G40
G54
G91 G28 Z0
G90
M01
N1 M6 T11
(TOOL -11- MILL DIA 3.0 R0. MM )
G90 G00 G40 G54
G43 H11 D41 G0 X16.976 Y-9.56 Z50. S1000 M3
M8
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(F-CONTOUR37-T11 - PROFILE)
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   X16.976 Y-9.56 Z10.
   Z-4.553
G1 Z-12.553 F33
G2 X15.712 Y-9.627 R1.5 F100
G3 X21.9 Y-15.894 R-11.075
G2 X22.244 Y-14.284 R1.5
G1 X22.418 Y-14.112
G3 X22.431 Y-11.991 R1.5
G1 X19.621 Y-9.145
G3 X17.5 Y-9.131 R1.5
G1 X17.326 Y-9.303
G2 X16.976 Y-9.56 R1.5
G0 Z10.
   X25.006 Y-25.742
   Z-4.553
G1 Z-12.553 F33
G2 X25.075 Y-26.811 R1.5 F100
G3 X31.499 Y-29.509 R3.5
G2 X32.665 Y-28.728 R1.5
G3 X24.815 Y-25.432 R-8.875
G2 X25.006 Y-25.742 R1.5
G0 Z10.
M30
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Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2011, 01:04:33 PM »
Anyone got a 4th axis post processor?

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Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 05:25:05 AM »
Please if anyone had a 4th axis post for solidcam and mach3 it would great.
ad
Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2012, 10:20:03 AM »
Please if anyone had a 4th axis post for solidcam and mach3 it would great.
ad
Try with the Fanuc 4th axis. I always erase this:

G90 G17
G80 G49 G40
G54
G91 G28 Z0
G90
M01

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Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2012, 11:31:52 AM »
Lucas thanks:) Im guess do you mean mean the standard faunc.mac file(because I see no file with faunc_4 or something like that)? I was guessing it was only for 3 axis but now that I open the mac file I can see  num_axes = 4.  Are you using it with a rotary table? 
Re: Solidcam 2006 Rev10 to mach2-mach3 post pro
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 01:45:07 PM »
No, the thing is that i have a 3 axis milling drilling machine that i have converted, but in april there is a new syil X6 big table with 4 axis that is arriving to my workshop here, in Argentina. In my workshop i make engine competition parts, and i want to make an inner shape, so that why i need the 4th axis, i dominate the solid cam with 3axis, but i never can do anything with the 4th. So i try with mastercam for solid works, it's great! but i dont dominate like the solidcam. I try for making one camshaft lobe, just for trying, and then i have tried something like that of the inner shape, but it's strange, because every single code the feedrate change, ok nevermind.
What i know about the 4 axis in the solid cam is that yo have to pick the rotary axis (x, y, z) and then you start with the option of the 4th axis. Did you try with milling turning option? because it make the 4th axis option available. But the post procesor didn't work, and the fanuc option is not available. May be with a post pro that recognize the milling turning option we can use the 4 axis.