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Always too deep! Re: Post Processor help! Inches or mm shouldn't matter, since it includes the relevant unit code in the output. If your cuts are too deep, it's possible you need to recalibrate Grbl's z axis settings. Re: Post Processor help and depth problem! The only thing I have to do is to find out how to recalibrate the Grbl's axis settings!! This morning I went step by step and tried again a very simple design and made sure I had all vectric lines highlighted and saved.
After transferring the files on to a USB stick and trying it with my shapeoko I had the same result! The cut is too deep. See my test board You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. I will check all your recommendations and I will check back in a while! This particular line of Gates belts is designed for power transmission and precise positioning and easily exceeds in specification the typical operational loads for the machine.
For accurate cuts, it is necessary to calibrate the number of steps in Grbl to match the physical dimensions of the belts as tensioned on your machine. Doing so will require precision measurement tools such as a dial indicator or pair of good quality calipers.
To simplify the math and reduce rounding errors, you may wish to set your initial values for of steps to round numbers. Measure the three holes in a consistent fashion, e. Then compare the measurement to the distance which is expected. Convert it into a ratio by dividing the expected distance by the measured distance, multiply the number of steps by this ratio, and update the number of steps in Grbl with the new value.
If the left edge to left edge of two holes which were expected to be 75mm apart measures as This measurement would then be repeated for each axis.
For the Z-axis, since one cannot do holes on a 3-axis machine, the best thing to do is to mill steps and measure their height.Privacy Terms. Vectric Customer Forum for users of Vectric products Skip to content.
How do I go about getting this processor and how do I add it to the Processor list. Appreciate any help. Got the GBRL pp in both inches and millimeters. My problem was copying it to the list.
Did you get it to work in the end?
Please give this a try with your machine. I hope that this helps. Cheers, Mark. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Thanks Mark! Same problem with p. Any help would be appreciated. I have the CWI Professor 2. I have a cnc shark how am I suppose to get the processer? I just bought Vcarve Desktop. I cant find anywhere online to get a new one that's compatible to my machine.
Any help would be great. When I use the Grbl gcode in the list in Vcarve, it saves with the same icon as my Candle program but when I open it, its empty. I would love another post processor other than grbl if possible. I cant find out how to change it to a different post processor. I'm very new to cnc machining so I very well could be mistaken.
When I'm done my project and go to save, which one to I save under from the given list then?Doing so obviously requires an awareness of the exact g-code dialect that is being targeted. The Post Processor is the component of your CAM software that is responsible for translating to the exact g-code dialect. There will be a different Post for each g-code dialect your CAM software supports.
While translation to specific g-code dialects is the primary task of a Post Processor, they can do a lot more besides to customize your part programs to work using the Best Practices of your shop. It might make sense to have one Post for standard jobs and another for 4th Axis jobs.
The Post can change the initial setup of a part program and it can change how particular operations work.G-Code Editors in Mastercam
Another example might be a post that automatically subsitutes a deep hole drilling cycle whenever the length to diameter ratio of the hole is too large. A good g-code simulator does a lot more than just plot the toolpath—it will check for all sorts of alarm conditions. While the primary role of a Post is to convert generic geometry to the particular dialect of G-Code your machine uses, the Post also gives you a lot of flexibility to tailor your CAM output to the practices your shop likes to use, so it is a handy way to customize the G-Code output of your CAM.
Some examples of shop-specific customization might include your standards for safety blocks or required comments. You can even modify the Post to save your operators some time.
Maybe you want the table on your mill to move as close to the enclosure door as possible at the end of a job to facilitate loading and unloading. Depending on the CAM package and its Post capabilities, sometimes very powerful flexibility is an option. Hopefully these examples give a good idea of how you can benefit from custom posts.
There are many more ways to benefit once you become aware of the possibilities. Postprocessors can be open or closed. With a closed postprocessor, only authorized parties are allowed to customize a post. Given that the most powerful post processors have a variety of features like pop up menus or the ability to automatically generate setup sheets that go with the part program, it is easy to see why accessing all that power will require the ability to change the post.
Posts are typical little programs done in a specific programming language intended for the task. The language may be proprietary to the particular CAM package, or it may be related to a 3rd party post processor that your CAM vendor has bundled in.
Such third party post processors may work with multiple CAM packages, and therefore they may have a larger community of users out there who you can work with to learn and make changes to your posts. Infeed apply diam. One of the neat aspects of PostHaste is it looks a lot like g-code.
The idea is to write example code snippets in your desired g-code dialect and using the square bracket syntax describe how the syntax works. For example, an arc will often be coded as.
The customizations make every program you create better. But, trying to customize a post without a simulator is like trying to thread a needle with your eyes closed. You need a powerful simulator like G-Wizard Editor to help with the job. Just make sure your simulator has a post of its own. Most simple g-code editors lack this critical feature, and so they miss a lot.The best source for obtaining a post processor is your reseller hi there!
Many free or low-cost post processors are available for a variety of machines. More advanced or customized post processors may have a cost associated with generating or customizing them to fit your needs. Request a copy of the Post Processor Request Form from your local representative to gather the necessary machine information to find out more.
Post files usually arrive by email and for convenience, we like to save the files from the email to a temporary folder on a computer before getting started. Post processors usually consist of 4 individual files. If they are in a. Users that share files across multiple computers will likely see a server path so the files are shared across multiple installations. Drag and drop or copy and paste all downloaded machine and control files to this folder; they will have file extensions like.
Browse back to the Shared Data Folder and find the machine type folder for the post you are installing. For example, a mill post will be placed into the Mill folder. These file extensions will usually have the word POST in them somewhere or at least start with the letter P.
Now that the files are located in the correct folders, the software must be updated to make the machine available for post processing. Go back to Step 2. If this is simply an updated post, this step is not required.
The new machine will now be available to use! You can confirm the machine and post files are coming from the correct place by applying it to a project, go to Files, and see both paths listed. Bo, a Mastercam Applications Expert with MLC CAD Systems, brings real-world machining expertise to the table through his previous experience in production shops in addition to positions held in the oil and gas, aerospace, and medical industries.
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Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account. I'm not a huge fan of Fusion's CAD interface. Feel free to take a look at the Wiki for details or screenshots if you're interested. I see Thanks for your time another question mate if i want to make a cube for example 1" x1" measures do i have to draw that cube in 3d with that measures? Or i gotta draw the square and set 1" of depth? I don't know if you know what i mean If you are doing full 3D paths with your CAM software you do it the first way else you do it the secound way.
Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub comment. I also recommend fusion for CAM programming. It is free for hobbyists to use and works quite well. There is also a post in fusion for GRBL. Dareblix : If you don't know what a post post-processor is, then you probably shouldn't be using Mastercam. I agree! I use MasterCam at work and have years of experience working with it. Fusion is much easier to use and much more intuitive. From: Sonny Jeon notifications github.
You're right i need more experience, what's the best choice then? I have a question in two parts,i want to make a les paul style guitar with an arduino ,grbl shield v3 or later based 3 axis cnc,this particular guitars body has compound curves and deep neck pocketing i think this is 2.
I also use Tina design suite for circuit simulation and pcb design,so i have used cad,though i've never exported gerber to make the pcbs,which is another thing to do. I need to upgrade to win10 as the vista OS seems to be lacking in some areas such as new software compatibility.
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I'm learning on a cd-rom 3 axis ,which will be using end stops and a laser,it has a pen and i'll be fitting a dc motor to simulate a spindle ,basically a small version 3 axis to get to grips with this learning curve. I have 5 tbms, 3 nema 17s ,3 acme T8 lead screws to make a small machine before i go to a unit big enough to make a neck and a body.
I'd go for a break out box and mach3 ,but most don't support usb,so that's out,at least for now. Any solutions to getting g-code to grbl without crashing in a relatively easy manner would help in a big way. The question is which software is better? However, it also has some limitations to keep in mind if you intend to go that route:. There is other other software for isolation milling you might want to take a look at, some more recent than others, such as Line Grinder or FlatCAM.
Good luck! I have used both Proteus and Altium in the past but never used the gerber output although i have sent files to third parties for production. The cost of buying copper clad board and milling out your design will not be very cost effective.We create and support customized post processors in order to get working code to your CNC machine.
If your company needs any custom post processors we are happy to create these for your CNC machines. Any customizations or edits to existing post processors can also be handled by our team. Please fill out the information form and we will contact you about creating your new custom post processor to post CNC code for your exact CNC machine and controller.
Our team at Hawk Ridge Systems understand that not all businesses or organizations have the same CAM needs because everyone is working on different products with different budgets and time schedules. Our mission encompasses building strong relationships with our customers as trusted partners and not just another software tool vendor.
Our list of no-charge post processors for a range of 3 axis mills and 2 axis lathes is listed below and will continue to grow. Any customizations or edits to existing post-processors can also be handled by our team.
Post processors are a critical part of any CAM system. Their basic function is to translate the toolpath you see on screen to machine-readable code often referred to as G-codebut with the right post processor you can reduce machine cycle time, remove manual editing and provide more information to your operators for a faster setup time.
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