No machining knowledge required The worst part of any new CNC software is being confronted by a wall of settings to create a toolpath. You just pick the cutters, tell MeshCAM the desired quality level, and it will analyze the model to pick values to get you started. You can tweak them to make them better or use them as-is. Machine almost anything Every part requires a slightly different approach to machine it efficiently.
Sorry, forgot to mention, the post is for Mach3 gene rhodes I was elected to establish this new software in and, with a 3-day training session under my belt, was given the task to implement this CAD programming system throughout our shop - by myself!!
They didn't just throw me in the fire, I was marinated in gas for a few days before!! Either way, the machines do run and things are somewhat smooth now. This was my first programming job and I think I probably got my money's worth, you think??
I was a machinist for many years prior to this so I wasn't completely in the dark. Enough about me as I do have a pretty important question: We are buying a barfeed CNC lathe for machining rods and was wondering - this company is going to give us some sample code to use for a guideline but I have already seen this code and it uses macros and subprograms.
Anyone currently use this in FC?? Can this be explained thru the web or is this something we need training for?? None of our machines use this but this is what is coming and we have to adjust.
Any input would be great!! This is my first post here, although I lurked for a long time during the build phase of my CNC. I'm wondering if there are any FC users who are programming for a wood router.
It seems like I only see metal talk going on here. I'm fairly new to FC myself; been using it for about 9 months now. That's the post that worked for me. This is one of the questions that is at the top of my list.
This is my first experience with the software and I am getting formal training next week. I've just been way too busy. I noticed that the post dates on these messages are old, amd was wondering if there are still any FC junkies out there.
Our company just purchased the software last year and i'm amazed at how much time this saves in programming. Ilove it Gman from Tennessee Skillet We are still rolling along! Where are you located? You got the right software, I can tell you that.
What type work are you doing? I'm down in OleMiss country, so we are mainly prototyping.MeshCAM has a built-in post processor to transform the gcode to work with your machine. It supports lots of machine types as-is and it can be extended to support most other If your CNC machine takes normal gcode then it will work with MeshCAM.
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May 16, · I'm interested in learning how to edit and create post processors for Mastercam, however, I would like to approach this endeavor at my own pace.
Notes on Posts A software engineer from CNC Software, makers of Mastercam programming software, discusses what a postprocessor is and what it does.
He explains the different types of postprocessors, the different types of postprocessor users, and the different levels of functionality in postprocessors.
Audience. This is an advanced training program for seasoned MasterCAM users who want to develop the ability to modify and tailor MasterCAM machine definitions and posts to generate the proper G-code for a specific machine. Mastercam Community App is Now Available!
If you are unsure whether your question is post processor related or not, Mastercam X and later customers should use the Zip2Go utility to gather Mastercam part data into a.Z2G file and attach this file to the e-mail.
You may add all the previous bullet items inside the Zip2Go File.