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Offline qho

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Mastercam 9 to mach3
« on: August 08, 2008, 01:33:32 AM »
Can Mastercam work with Mach3 ?I am using Mastercam 9 now, I do not know if Mach3 can work with Mastercam?

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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 02:47:58 AM »
Yes, they work great together. I really cant think of any cam program that mach will not work with. You might have to try different posts until you find one that suits your needs. Generic Fanuc 3 axis mill should be a good starting point. Good luck.
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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 04:37:32 PM »
Gho,

Is this post for Mastercam any use?

http://www.machsupport.com/posts.php

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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 11:05:18 PM »
hey qho
I am using mastercam x and the way I use it is I simply do the toolpath then I generate the g- code on mastercam.
then I save it to my usb then I take it to my machine (which I am using mach 3 ) then I just load the g code in it
and it works really good. I just do a liitle editing thats becase I dont have limit switches on my machine.
hope this helped.
 

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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 11:15:21 PM »
Hey Josh, I think he was asking if the post processor for Mastercam found at that link would generate good code for Mach.

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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 11:55:36 PM »
my bad
I thought qho just wanted to see if mastercams g code code would work in mach,
theres  just  to much to learn and not enought time.
know I have to find out if mastercam has  a post processor for mach.
I hope I a making some kind of sence ??? ??? ???
I forgot to mention on the mastercam post processor i do just select the one that says (generic)

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Re: Mastercam 9 to mach3
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 05:13:54 PM »
Thank you all.I am in process of building a DIY CNC router,want to make sure Mach3 will work with Mastercam.When I finish it , I will post it . Thank you again.