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Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« on: May 13, 2019, 05:25:00 AM »
Here is the link to the Fusion 360 Post Processors for :-

Mach3 Waterjet / Plasma
Mach3 Mill
Mach3 Turn
Mach4 Mill

https://cam.autodesk.com/hsmposts


EDIT; Thanks to Chuck767 a modified Fusion 360 Post Processor intended for Laser use is available here; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=41087.msg269709#msg269709

« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 01:02:15 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 01:32:37 PM »
Tweakie

FYI
This is the error message I got When I tried to do a laser cut Using the plasma Postprocessor 


Error: The CNC does not support the required tool/process. Only plasma cutting is supported.
Error at line : 281
Error in operation: 'circle'


chuck




 


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Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:22:02 AM »
Thanks for the info Chuck.

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« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 01:03:07 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 11:23:11 AM »
Here is the link to the Fusion 360 Post Processors for :-

Mach3 Waterjet / Plasma
Mach3 Mill
Mach3 Turn
Mach4 Mill

https://cam.autodesk.com/hsmposts


EDIT; Thanks to Chuck767 a modified Fusion 360 Post Processor intended for Laser use is available here; https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?topic=41087.msg269709#msg269709


this might be old, but I'm stumbling through the learning curve- the mach 4 mill post processor doesnt support laser toolpaths, at least according to the error code I keep getting in Fusion. there doesnt appear to be a laser compatable mach 4 post processor in existence, should I be using the "laser compatable" mach 3 post you linked here ? with all the updates fusion has done since your post here, is that processor still valid?
Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 11:32:31 AM »
Seth at liberty machine wrote the MACH3 laser post processor.

Since the M codes are different for laser on and off in MACH4,  those changes would need to be reflected in the post processor.
Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2020, 12:12:03 PM »
Seth at liberty machine wrote the MACH3 laser post processor.

Since the M codes are different for laser on and off in MACH4,  those changes would need to be reflected in the post processor.

not sure what that means, sorry. you're saying I can take the mach 3 laser file you made and edit it? or are you saying there is a mach 4 laser post processer out there that I'm not seeing? autodesk's processor files only show mach 4 milling, and that post file has no text within it regarding lasers, and will not post the toolpath in fusion when I try and post it.
Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 12:28:02 PM »
MACH 4 uses M 62P1 and M 63P1 for laser control. MACH3 uses M 10 P1 and M 11 P1.

Within the post processor these need to be changed by somebody that’s familiar with the post processor language.

Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2020, 02:47:55 PM »
But... that's why I'm here... I have no clue how to do this stuff. You're saying mach 4 does the laser on / off, but there is no post processor that can translate fusion's laser on / off toolpath commands to M62p1 and 63? so I'd have to either take the working mach 3 one and change the processor to spit out those codes, or find someone who can alter the mach 4 processor from scratch?

This seems like an AutoDesk failure. but I'm also confused cause I CANT be the only guy out there trying to get a diode laser working on a router style CNC using mach 4 and an ethernet smooth stepper... someone is getting this done. somehow.
Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 02:56:13 PM »
Contact fusion 360 and see if they will do it.

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Re: Fusion 360 / Autodesk Post Processors.
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 01:46:55 AM »
As a temporary ‘workaround’ until you get a post processor sorted, it is no real problem to use Notepad ‘Find and Replace’ function to automatically change every M11P1 to M62P1 and then every M10P1 to M63P1 (or whatever P#) to convert a Mach3 laser Gcode to a Mach4 laser Gcode.

Tweakie.

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