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    Below is my single tool PP and I am wanting to copy and save this as my drag knife PP, I have marked what I believe needs deleted so my spindle doesn't come on. Could someone please double check me to make sure I am deleting the correct things, what I am planning to delete is in RED? Thanks


    +================================================
    +
    + CAMaster Post Processor for WinCNC Control using Vectric Software
    +
    +================================================
    +
    + History
    +
    + Who When What
    + =========== ========== ===========================
    + Tony 05/08/2006 Written
    + Mike Queen 07/15/2011 Edited to work correctly with WinCNC
    + Mike Queen 01/10/2011 Edited first rapid move to do only XY then Z
    + Joey Jarrard Changed the Name of post for CAMaster CNC
    + Gary Campbell 12/15/2013 ADDED New Segment section, Removed "N" numbering, Change line start & increment, changed display & file name
    + Luke Bennett 11/18/2013 Added Tool Description
    + Gary Campbell 1/9/2015 Increase positions to 6 places, removed redundant arc move sections, removed redundant zero from Gxx calls
    + Added Space between axis postion, Changed header from WinCNC to CAMaster, added toolname to new segment
    +================================================

    POST_NAME = "CAMaster Single Tool INCH (*.tap)"

    FILE_EXTENSION = "tap"

    UNITS = "INCHES"


    +------------------------------------------------
    + Line terminating characters
    +------------------------------------------------

    LINE_ENDING = "[13][10]"


    +------------------------------------------------
    + Block numbering
    +------------------------------------------------

    LINE_NUMBER_START = 1
    LINE_NUMBER_INCREMENT = 1
    LINE_NUMBER_MAXIMUM = 9999999


    +================================================
    +
    + Formating for variables
    +
    +================================================

    VAR LINE_NUMBER = [N|A|N|1.0]
    VAR SPINDLE_SPEED = [S|A|S|1.0]
    VAR FEED_RATE = [F|A|F|1.1]
    VAR X_POSITION = [X|A|X|1.6]
    VAR Y_POSITION = [Y|A|Y|1.6]
    VAR Z_POSITION = [Z|A|Z|1.6]
    VAR ARC_CENTRE_I_INC_POSITION = [I|A|I|1.6]
    VAR ARC_CENTRE_J_INC_POSITION = [J|A|J|1.6]
    VAR X_HOME_POSITION = [XH|A|X|1.3]
    VAR Y_HOME_POSITION = [YH|A|Y|1.3]
    VAR Z_HOME_POSITION = [ZH|A|Z|1.3]


    +================================================
    +
    + Block definitions for toolpath output
    +
    +================================================

    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output at the start of the file
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin HEADER

    " [91]VECTRIC CNC OUTPUT FOR CAMASTER SINGLE TOOL [93]"
    " [91]MACHINES WITH WINCNC CONTROL ONLY[93]"
    " "
    " [91]FILENAME: [TP_FILENAME][93]"
    " [91][TIME], [DATE][93]"
    " "
    " [91]MATERIAL size: [XLENGTH][34] x [YLENGTH][34] x [ZLENGTH][34][93]"
    " [91]Z Zero Position: [Z_ORIGIN][93]"
    " "
    " G90 [91]ABSOLUTE MODE[93]"
    " "
    " M5 [91]SPINDLE OFF[93]"
    " G53 Z0 [91]LIFT Z TO TOP[93]"
    " "
    " [91][TOOLNAME][93]"
    " "
    " [S] [91] SET SPINDLE SPEED RPM [93]"
    " M3 [91]SPINDLE ON[93]"
    " "
    " G53 Z0 [91]LIFT Z TO TOP[93]"
    " "
    " [91]TOOLPATH NAME: [TOOLPATH_NAME][93]"
    " F[FC] XY [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR X AND Y[93]"
    " F[FP] Z [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR Z[93]"

    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for rapid moves
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin INITIAL_RAPID_MOVE

    " G0 [X] [Y]"
    " G0 [ZH]"

    begin RAPID_MOVE

    " G0 [X] [Y] [Z]"


    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for the first feed rate move
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin FIRST_FEED_MOVE

    " G1 [X] [Y] [Z]"


    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for feed rate moves
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin FEED_MOVE

    " G1 [X] [Y] [Z]"


    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for clockwise arc move
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin CW_ARC_MOVE

    " G2 [X] [Y] [I] [J]"

    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for counterclockwise arc move
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin CCW_ARC_MOVE

    " G3 [X] [Y] [I] [J]"


    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output for a new segment - toolpath
    + with same toolnumber but maybe different feedrates
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin NEW_SEGMENT

    " "
    " "
    " [91]TOOLPATH NAME: [TOOLPATH_NAME][93]"
    " [S] [91] SET SPINDLE SPEED RPM [93]"
    " F[FC] XY [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR X AND Y[93]"
    " F[FP] Z [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR Z[93]"
    " "

    +---------------------------------------------------
    + Commands output at the end of the file
    +---------------------------------------------------

    begin FOOTER

    " G53 Z0"
    " M5"
    Last edited by Bob Walters; 03-20-2016, 09:04 PM. Reason: grammer
    Bob Walters
    Lebanon, Ohio

    2016 Stinger II SR-44
    3.0 kW Spindle
    Vectric VCarve Pro 10.xx

    www.cool-signs.com
  • #2

    Bob...
    That will work, in fact you don't need to remove the "M5", just the " M3"
    Gary Campbell
    Servo Control Upgrades
    GCnC411@gmail.com
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Islaww1/videos

    "There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary logic, and those who don't"

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    • #3

      I was wondering if a person should change the POST_NAME too? Is that helpful or not important? Won't it help recognize it is for the drag knife? Just wondering. Thanks.
      Charlie L
      Stinger II, 48 by 48, 1.7 kW Spindle, FTC + Laser + Recoil + Vacuum, July 2012
      WinCNC 2.5.03, Aspire, PhotoVCarve, Windows 7 Pro SP1

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      • #4

        Originally posted by Charlie_L View Post
        I was wondering if a person should change the POST_NAME too? Is that helpful or not important? Won't it help recognize it is for the drag knife? Just wondering. Thanks.
        Yup, I changed the pp name also.
        Bob Walters
        Lebanon, Ohio

        2016 Stinger II SR-44
        3.0 kW Spindle
        Vectric VCarve Pro 10.xx

        www.cool-signs.com

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        • #5

          Originally posted by Gary Campbell View Post
          Bob...
          That will work, in fact you don't need to remove the "M5", just the " M3"
          Awesome, thanks for the help.
          Bob Walters
          Lebanon, Ohio

          2016 Stinger II SR-44
          3.0 kW Spindle
          Vectric VCarve Pro 10.xx

          www.cool-signs.com

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