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Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2020, 07:53:14 AM »
Yes, I can see it on my phone, so should be no problem.

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Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2020, 08:07:45 AM »
Barry

ok looked at your video but even on a 5k 27 iMac I cannot read the error

just for fun as you showed my test cad/cam I have just reposted the code no errors just Gcode
Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2020, 08:56:50 AM »
Great, thanks. I see your post outputs .nc not .tap, so you are not using the Mach4 post - which one is it you are using?
Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2020, 09:23:20 AM »
Ah ha! Finally! So I got the generic Fanuc post (not the A axis one that I was using) and put true in for A axis and - yes, it works now! The GCode file helped a lot - thanks to everyone who responded...! ;D

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Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2020, 11:40:02 AM »
I am using the one in post #8. As Stuart.zip

Yes it outputs a .nc file because I altered the post to do that , and yes it’s the one from HSM post lib

It has a few lines altered to alter the patterned behaviour the old code is still there remed out but that will not effect the code for this



Its the one that I did the gcode for you so it works does it not


The mod for the extension in very early on the pp easy to change but you could call it what you like Eg zzz as long as you tel Mach in the config what to look for gcode is a txt file nothing less or more

I will now get some cam done and rest my tired brain cell at 73 it’s old and slow
Glad we helped but

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Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2020, 11:42:40 AM »
:)
Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #46 on: June 14, 2020, 06:31:40 PM »
Hi Stuart, yes I tried your Mach4 post from #8, but that was failing too. The post that worked was the Fanuc one I downloaded from the website.

Thanks and regards,

Barry

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Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2020, 06:55:19 PM »
double check that fanuc post, guess it's 5axis.   

the #8 does work fine with the right setup. (pulley turns over X)  your setup turns over Z !!!  here a 5 axis post ain't going to complain :D

Grts,
Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2020, 07:27:03 PM »
Dunno about that, Stuart. I got several models from other people here with various directions, none of them worked with the Mach4 one. Might try again, though. I like to find the reasons behind these issues.
Re: Fusion 360 simultaneous machining on the A axis
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2020, 07:39:29 PM »
Ah, found the issue. The process failed because a command (optimizeMachineAngles) needs to be run first before getting the ABC initial axis. Searching for this in Mach4 post, I found that the setting was set to false. Setting this to true, and it now works.  :)