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Vectric Aspire 10 with Mach3 help with post processor
« on: April 01, 2020, 12:09:53 PM »
I am trying to save my toolpaths.  I have a tool change in this project.  I do not have a tool changer on my CNC 6040 3 axis router (from China with no documentation).  I am not sure which post processor to choose.  I am getting an error:
The visible toolpaths use different tools and the selected PostProcessor does not support tool changing. 

 I have included a screen capture of my choices.

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Re: Vectric Aspire 10 with Mach3 help with post processor
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 02:07:54 PM »
And your cam software is... (crystal ball still have not returned from polishing) :D
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Re: Vectric Aspire 10 with Mach3 help with post processor
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 09:28:18 PM »
My bad.  So sorry.  I'm using Aspire 10 (the full version) and Mach3Mill (also the licensed version).   I do appreciate the humor.  Ty.

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 03:57:56 AM »
Don't know about Aspire 10, but in 9.5x there is PP for Mach2/3.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 08:04:22 AM »
I tried the Mach2/3 Arcs (mm) (*.txt). 

Because I have a tool change in the code it made me save 2 tool paths for the job.  When I ran the job I started each at x, y, z at zero.  The 2nd tool path did not go to the correct start point and of course the job was ruined.

The 2nd part should have started in the solid line under 'Schmidt' it actually started in the middle of the 'm'. 

Is there a way to save a single tool path in the Aspire software with a tool change in it, even though I do not have a tool changer on the machine itself?

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 08:30:00 AM »
You can save different tool path for each tool separately.
You must not disable motors in Mach while changing your tool, it could de reference your machine.
When you finish first tool path, jog to the position convenient for tool change, set zero for new tool, load second tool path and click Cycle Start.
That is the way that I do my engravings.
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Re: Vectric Aspire 10 with Mach3 help with post processor
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 08:45:20 AM »
Thank you very much. I will try that today.