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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #490 on: June 27, 2017, 10:45:11 PM »
Hi Ger, thanks for all your work, I am really liking the screenset. I am having one small problem right now with my toolpath outputs from Fusion 360 adding a tool change at the beginning of the file similar to the way a Vectric post process does. I am wondering if it's possible to use your Vectric post processors with Fusion to remove the initial M6 command or if I need to keep editing it by hand. Thanks. Luke

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #491 on: June 27, 2017, 11:04:29 PM »
No, you'll need to edit it by hand, as the post processors are not compatible.
I haven't had a chance to learn to write Fusion post processors.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #492 on: June 27, 2017, 11:06:17 PM »
Ok thanks, It's still awesome and there's an option in Fusion to open your file in an editor on export so the workflow is pretty smooth.

There's also a "use M6" option which can be turned off in "properties" when you post process but I'm afraid I'll leave it off one day when using multiple tools.
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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #493 on: June 28, 2017, 01:57:11 AM »
Well I did a little more digging and found one on the Autodesk forum...

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/hsm-post-processor-forum/mach-3-alternative-post-mach-3-2010-screenset/m-p/6296407/highlight/true#M9418

I haven't run a file but at first glance the code looks good, no initial tool change and an 883 macro at the end.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #494 on: June 28, 2017, 06:38:25 AM »
Thanks for finding that. I'll take a look later today.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #495 on: June 28, 2017, 03:47:22 PM »
Great product, why didnt I buy it earlier?

Can anyone tell me why I have no toolpath showing?

Ive unchecked all the graphics options, decent PC with decent graphics card, any ideas please?

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #496 on: June 28, 2017, 03:59:42 PM »
Try the icon in the toolbar with the black/white squares, which toggles the toolpath on and off.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #497 on: June 29, 2017, 07:01:06 AM »
Try the icon in the toolbar with the black/white squares, which toggles the toolpath on and off.

Thanks, will try that tonight when I get home.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #498 on: June 30, 2017, 07:32:24 AM »
Try the icon in the toolbar with the black/white squares, which toggles the toolpath on and off.

I tried this last night, no difference.

Are there any other graphics / drivers options I need to change or similar?

I am using a basic Nvidia GT210 as a budget card on this machine. Thanks.

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Re: Mach3 2010 Screenset - Now available
« Reply #499 on: June 30, 2017, 09:07:28 AM »
Are you sure that your code is not just off to the side, where you can't see it?
I don't recall ever hearing of anyone not having the toolpath showing? Is there anything in the window at all? Can you post a screenshot?
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html