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Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:48:33 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been using Fusion 360 for close to 2 years now. Just starting to get into tool paths and cam work and just delving into it head first.  So i'm very new to everything involved

I recently purchased a Chinese CNC Router 6040 4 axis, 2200 water cooled spindle, limit switches, hand dial..etc...
I tried to purchase the best set up i could find and working on getting this to work is becoming a very trying task. I'm looking for a little insight if you can assist.

I'm thinking my post processor is not correct to work with the Fusion g-code generator.
It seems the command to do certain tasks is not being commanded correctly, the machine freezes.. or stops right before its should drop to the cut point. the mach3 software shows its moving but the spindle is non functional(no x,y or z movement after it reaches the start axis.. Sorry is my word usage is poor. If I do a 2d cut like circular with multiple different depth cuts its fine but if i do something like 2d pocket it seems to freeze.

I did my spoilboard with holes and counter sink just fine but this new job is not working as well but I am using different command i have not used before.

 
*If there a suggested post processor to use?
*If i post the g-code here can someone check it over and explain what might be wrong? 

Thank you in advance

John

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Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 04:50:42 PM »
Are you useing the Mach3 post from fusion and yes post the model and Gcode
Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 05:36:53 PM »
i had someone from a cnc forum help me, i am using the tormach pathpilot post processor.

p.s. i did try the mach mill post processor and it did the same thing..


Thanks in advance for looking at my information

John
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 05:41:14 PM by zenkustumz »

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Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 05:46:44 PM »
Can you post the fusion model
Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 05:51:20 PM »
how do i do that?


What file format? it wont accept the fusion file extension
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 05:57:17 PM by zenkustumz »

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Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 05:58:02 PM »
goto file - export - then do it as a .f3d - untick save to a project in the cloud and tick save to my computer and select a destination
Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 06:02:27 PM »
will not accept file extension
Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 06:02:53 PM »
i can send to your email if you want?

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Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 06:16:47 PM »
when you say it freezes is it at a line number or right at the start, you can put the file in a zip and attach that. I wont post my email in this forum I got attacked by a gutless troll last time I did that.
Re: Fusion 360 & Mach3 Mill G-code and Post processors
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 06:34:00 PM »
finally sorry ..


sorry about asking about email..


the machine moves from zero (home location to start point of cut then stops.. first action.. small holes works totally fine second action... fails at start cut location.. freezes about 10mm or so from surface