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LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« on: February 19, 2018, 05:55:53 AM »
This is my LazyCam post processor (incorporating the M11/M10 commands) for Mach3 laser operation.

(Please note that Mach3 version .057 or later is required for correct operation of the M11/M10 commands).

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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 08:31:31 AM »
I was given this one and it works. The trouble I have is getting Aspire8 to write the code to match this.

M5
G90
G21
G1 F1500
G0X0.000Y0.000
G0X-133.333Y-150.000
G4 P0
M11p1
G4 P0
G1X133.333F1500.0
Y-350.000
X-133.333
Y-150.000
G4 P0
M10p1
G1 F1500
G0X0.000Y0.000
M18
M30

This is how Aspire8 writes it.

T1M6
G17
G0Z15.000
G0X0.000Y0.000S0M3
G0X-133.333Y-150.000Z4.000
G0Z2.000
G1Z0.000F600.0
G1X133.333F4200.0
Y-350.000
X-133.333
Y-150.000
G0Z4.000
G0Z15.000
G0X0.000Y0.000
M30
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 08:40:57 AM by SeabeeGizmo »

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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 10:55:29 AM »
Perhaps try using the Vectric Post Processor I have posted here; http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,36639.msg251175.html#msg251175

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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 01:03:30 PM »
Color me very slow... What do I do with it.

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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 01:43:22 AM »
Locate your Vectric / Aspire / V8.0 / PostP folder and copy the new post processor there. Within Aspire, before creating the Gcode select the Mach3_Laser_mm post processor.
The Vectric manual has full details of selecting and using different post processors.

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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 12:36:42 PM »
It made this and I t turned on the laser at x0 y0, then turned it off a x0 y0. Do I have to make some setup changes?

G00G21G17G90G40G49G80
G71G91.1
T2M06
S0M03
G94 M10P1 F4200.0
X0.000Y0.000
G00X-133.333Y-150.000M10P1
G00X-133.333Y-150.000M10P1
G1X-133.333Y-150.000M11P1
G1X133.333Y-150.000M11P1
G1X133.333Y-350.000
G1X-133.333Y-350.000
G1X-133.333Y-150.000
G00X-133.333Y-150.000M10P1
M10P1
G00X0.000Y0.000
M09
M30
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Re: LazyCam post processor for Mach3 laser operation.
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 01:43:47 AM »
The M11/M10 commands only take effect at the instant of axis (any axis) movement.

Looking at your Gcode, the laser will be turned ON at the start of the line G1X133.333Y-150.000M11P1 and will remain ON until the start of this line G00X0.000Y0.000 when it will be turned OFF.

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