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post processors difference?
« on: June 07, 2014, 05:25:25 AM »
RE: Post processors: whats the difference between Mach 2/3 ATC Arcs, Mach 2/3 Arcs and Mach 2/3 wrapx2a ?
Re: post processors difference?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 06:01:58 AM »
Mach 2/3 Arcs, is what you would use for normal cutting jobs.
Mach 2/3 ATC Arcs, is for when your machine utilizes an Automatic Tool Changer. (ATC)
Mach 2/3 wrapx2a, is for rotary work where you are wrapping the X axis around your A axis.
This is dependant on how your rotary axis is set up. You may need to use Mach 2/3 wrapy2a instead.

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Re: post processors difference?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 07:40:27 AM »
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Mach 2/3 ATC Arcs, is for when your machine utilizes an Automatic Tool Changer. (ATC)

If the job uses multiple tools, if you all the g-code for all tools in one file, you must use the ATC post. Even if you change tools manually.
The Mach2/3 Arcs post only allows one tool per file.
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Re: post processors difference?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 09:34:49 AM »
Mach 2/3 Arcs, is what you would use for normal cutting jobs.
Mach 2/3 ATC Arcs, is for when your machine utilizes an Automatic Tool Changer. (ATC)
Mach 2/3 wrapx2a, is for rotary work where you are wrapping the X axis around your A axis.
This is dependant on how your rotary axis is set up. You may need to use Mach 2/3 wrapy2a instead.
Thank you. Now I am just a little bit smarter. :)
Re: post processors difference?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 09:37:45 AM »
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Mach 2/3 ATC Arcs, is for when your machine utilizes an Automatic Tool Changer. (ATC)

If the job uses multiple tools, if you all the g-code for all tools in one file, you must use the ATC post. Even if you change tools manually.
The Mach2/3 Arcs post only allows one tool per file.
Thank you for your input.  :)