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controller type for SolidCAM
« on: February 19, 2008, 12:52:26 PM »
Hi Folks,
I am using SolidCAM as my CAM program.  When setting up my part, it ask for a controller type.  They list a bunch but the default is FANUC.  Is this the one that I sould be selecting to use with Mach3?
I am assuming FANUC is a contorller like Mach3 correct?  I asked this question in the SolidCAM forum of CNCzone but got no response.

Thanks,
Skipper

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Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 01:38:32 PM »
I think the Fanuc one works ok but there was one on the Yahoo group a while back, I have attached it here
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Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 01:58:52 PM »
Hi, Skipper

Yes, There called Post's, Mach3 uses Fanuc/Standard G-code as do many machine controller's, It may not support special G/M-code's though.   

Fanuc Post may get you going, Post some G-code with it and do some air cuts, But most Cad/Cam Mfgr.'s have a Mach3 Post these day's.

If it won't load in Mach3, In the G-code window it will stop on the White line and at the bottom Status: Line and should show the problem.

Hope this Helps, Chip
Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 01:29:40 PM »
I am using SolidCAM and I did not see Mach3 as a controller option.  I also joined the Mach3 Yahoo group, my membership is pending.  Hood thanks for the post files, I guess I need to find out how to load them into SolidCAM.  Is that what I am supposed to do?

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skipper

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Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 01:50:06 PM »
skipper
just unzip them to the C:\Program Files\SolidCAM*****\Gpptool folder , then go to the "options" for SolidCAM (cant remember the actual name) then choose it as your default controller.

Hood
Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 04:40:32 PM »
Hello,
Does anyone has a Pre and Post Processor for Solidcam using MILL_&_TURN operation
as a machine_type that produce G-Code for Mach3?

The Mach3.mac and Mach3.gpp files that is out there are for MILLING operation only.
Maybe some sharp people out there can help me modified the  Mach3.mac and Mach3.gpp files
to work in MILL_&_TURN operation. (The  mac_axes is XZC)

I have tried to learn the gpptool-example already but I still don't have
a clue how to modify the files. Sorry, I am not a programmer.
I would appreciate with any help.



Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 01:37:29 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a post processor for solidcam,

I've a mill-turn    (4 axes)

Any Help will be very very appreciated ! :)

Thanks

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Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 03:47:17 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a post processor for solidcam,

I've a mill-turn    (4 axes)

Any Help will be very very appreciated ! :)

Thanks

As already said the standard Fanuc post should work fine. If you still have problems then perhaps contact SolidCAM support and ask their advice.

Tweakie.
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Re: controller type for SolidCAM
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
I've searched for days for a turn PP but couldn't find a proper one. Does anyone have any?