Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

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Georgij
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Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Post by Georgij » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:46 pm

Hello,

I need a postprocessor Sheetcam for my Flexicam stealth 1530.

This postprocessor from artcam does not work for Sheetcam. Can someone give any advice how to fix?



;
; FlexiCAM configuration file
;
; History
;
; Who When What
; === ======== ========================================
; JON 26/12/01 Written
;
DESCRIPTION = "Flexicam (mm) (*.GC)"
;
FILE_EXTENSION = "GC"

;
UNITS = mm
;
; Cariage return - line feed at end of each line
;
END_OF_LINE = "[13][10]"
;
; Block numbering
;
LINE_NUM_START = 0
LINE_NUM_INCREMENT = 10
LINE_NUM_MAXIMUM = 999999
;
; Set up default formating for variables
;
; Line numbering
FORMAT = [N|@|N|1.0]
; Spindle Speed
FORMAT = [S|@|S|1.0]
; Feed Rate
FORMAT = [F|#|F|1.3]
; Tool moves in x,y and z
FORMAT = [X|#|X|1.3]
FORMAT = [Y|#|Y|1.3]
FORMAT = [Z|#|Z|1.3|-1]
; Home tool positions
FORMAT = [XH|@|X|1.3]
FORMAT = [YH|@|Y|1.3]
FORMAT = [ZH|@|Z|1.3|-1]
;
; Set feed rate used for rapid moves 1000in/min
;
RAPID_FEED_RATE = 1000
;
;
; Set up program header
;
START = "%"
START = "G90"
START = "G71"
START = "G40"
START = "[S]"
START = "T[T]"
START = "G0 [XH] [YH] [F]"
START = " [ZH]"
;
; Program moves
;
RAPID_RATE_MOVE = "G0 [X] [Y] [Z]"
FIRST_FEED_RATE_MOVE = "G1 [X] [Y] [Z] [F]"
FEED_RATE_MOVE = "[X] [Y] [Z]"
;
; End of file
;
END = "G0 [ZH] [F]"
END = "G0 X0 Y0"
END = "M30"
END = "M2"
END = "%"

TOOLCHANGE = "T[T]"

robertspark
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Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Post by robertspark » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Have you tried the Mach3 post processor?

I ask this because looking at the gcode, it just looks like standard Mach3 gocde..... noth unusual gcodes.

If you want a specific post processor making, you are going to need to porvide a flexcam manual which lists all of the qcode specific to your application.

The generic ones seem to be
  • G0
  • G1
  • G2
  • G3
  • M3
  • M5
  • M0
  • M30
all of which the generic mach3 post processor will do.

watch out for the tool change though...... I would comment this out until you set it up for your application as it sets the tool height == to the tool number!

Code: Select all

function OnToolChange()
   post.Text (" (", toolName, ")\n")
   post.Text (" T")
   post.Number (tool, "0")
   post.Text (" M06\n  G43 H")
   post.Number (tool, "0")
   post.Eol()
end
Rob

Georgij
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Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Post by Georgij » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:23 pm

Hello,
I tried Mach3 postprocessor.
Z axis works wrong, mirrored.
I don't have an ATC.

thank you

Brian Lamb
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Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:04 pm

Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Post by Brian Lamb » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:33 pm

You would need to give more information. Where do you call Z0? The table and all your Z depths are positive? Or is Z0 home position, as high as the spindle gets off the table? How about some actual programs from the previous software that worked? Can't actually offer suggestions if you won't provide more than doesn't work.

robertspark
Posts: 159
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Location: nr Liverpool, England

Re: Postprocessor Sheetcam for Flexicam stealth 1530

Post by robertspark » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:36 pm

crystal ball required....

https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/i ... ?fit=scale :roll:
Georgij wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Z axis works wrong, mirrored.
Two ways to fix that..... change the settings in Flexcam so it works the right way.... (up = +, down = -)
Change the settings in the post processor....

going to have to help yourself a bit I'm afraid
Rob

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