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At the risk of feeling retarded
« on: November 29, 2014, 11:25:58 AM »
So I am very new to the CNC world in Terms of actually making sending a design from my computer to Mach3 o be cut.

I use Artcam for my design software and Mach3 for G-code to the machine.

My question is about Post Processor's I have seen mention of them many times and have googled them quite a bit.
I understand there function but most of what i have read is a explanation that leads me to believe i need another piece of software?
I think i have a post processor in Artcam Insignia that creates the G-code (toolpath) Once i have this i believe i just load it into Mach3 and start the machine up and go? Thanks for any clarification on this cheers!

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Re: At the risk of feeling retarded
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 11:33:20 AM »
Hi SolarImages,

Welcome to the forum.

The Artcam Post Processor you select and use just creates and lets you save the right flavor of Gcode so it is fully understood by Mach3.

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Re: At the risk of feeling retarded
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 11:57:42 AM »
Thank you for that clarification!