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  • Where to place the post processor in Aspire or V-Carve Pro


    Do not use the post processor the comes with Aspire or V-Carve Pro, CAMaster and Wincnc have written specific post processors for CAMaster machines.

    Either download the post processor for your specific machine off the forum or contact one of the Knights, Moderators or CAMaster.

    - Next start Aspire or V-Carve Pro.



    - Click on 'file' in the upper left hand corner.
    - In the drop-down menu, click on 'Open Application Data Folder'.



    - Double click on the PostP folder.



    - Create a new folder called un-used PP.
    - MOVE all the files (not the folders) into your new folder.
    - Now copy the post processor you saved into the original PostP folder (it should be the only file) there will be folders.



    - Close all the folders.
    - Restart Aspire or V-Carve Pro.
    Mick Martin
    mickmartin3@comcast.net
    CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
    Digitize Touch Probe
    Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
    Hurricane vacuum
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    Continued

    Check to see if the post processor is installed correctly

    - Start Aspire or V-Carve Pro.
    - Click on create new file.
    - Enter width 5, Height 5, Thickness 1, Z0 wherever you want (these are just values not important)
    - Click OK.
    - Click on the toolpath tab icon.



    - Click on the save toolpath icon.



    See the section called post processor, if you click on the pull down menu you will only see one post processor unless you have a recoil in that case you will have two post processors.



    I hope this helps ...... it is quicker to install the post processor than me making this message.
    Mick Martin
    mickmartin3@comcast.net
    CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
    Digitize Touch Probe
    Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
    Hurricane vacuum
    WinCNC + Aspire 9.5 + PhotoVCarve + EnRoute 5
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    • #3

      Hi Mick,

      I noticed when I updated to Aspire 4.0 that Vectric has 6 CAMaster post processors included with their software now. I assumed that CAMaster provided them, of course I know what it is to assume.

      Just to clarify should we or at least the new guys use these or continue to get them from CAMaster?

      Nice write up by the way.

      Mark
      MC4848 (mini Cobra) 48 by 48
      Mach3
      Aspire 8.0

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      • #4

        Originally posted by Mark Johnston View Post

        Just to clarify should we or at least the new guys use these or continue to get them from CAMaster?

        Mark
        Mark,
        Good point I would use the post processor designed by CAMaster and Wincnc, I just viewed the post processor that Vectric provides with it's software and it's not the current version, there have been some changes made to the CAMaster version.

        F[FC] XY"
        F[FP] Z"

        Feed rates for XYZ are not included in the Aspire post processor version
        Last edited by Mick Martin; 06-23-2013, 07:07 PM.
        Mick Martin
        mickmartin3@comcast.net
        CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
        Digitize Touch Probe
        Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
        Hurricane vacuum
        WinCNC + Aspire 9.5 + PhotoVCarve + EnRoute 5
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        The search function on the forum is your best friend!

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        • #5

          Mick
          I have used the PP's from Aspire 3.5,4.0 and have no problems that I know of. If there are better ones here on the forum, were do we find them? I would need the ones for a Stinger1, Stinger1 FTC, and Stinger1 W/Recoil.

          Thanks Again
          Chuck Andries aka sscooter
          Stinger 1 FTC with Recoil circa 2011
          WinCNC Version 2.5.01
          Aspire 9.519 and a couple of kegs of my Aspire Homebrew
          sscooter@verizon.net

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          • #6

            Originally posted by sscooter View Post
            Mick
            I have used the PP's from Aspire 3.5,4.0 and have no problems that I know of. If there are better ones here on the forum, were do we find them? I would need the ones for a Stinger1, Stinger1 FTC, and Stinger1 W/Recoil.

            Thanks Again
            Here you go Chuck, these post processors are for an FTC machine, do you have the auto on/off relay? Keep you old post processor and add these.
            Attached Files
            Mick Martin
            mickmartin3@comcast.net
            CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
            Digitize Touch Probe
            Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
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            • #7

              Yes I have spindle on by G-code, I that's the main reason I ordered the FTC option. Now that I can use the FTC since fixing my INI file its pretty cool too!
              Chuck Andries aka sscooter
              Stinger 1 FTC with Recoil circa 2011
              WinCNC Version 2.5.01
              Aspire 9.519 and a couple of kegs of my Aspire Homebrew
              sscooter@verizon.net

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              • #8

                Can someone please send me the PP's please.
                Terry Erb
                CAMaster Stinger 1, Recoil, Spindle
                Aspire 4.5
                WinCNC

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                • #9

                  Terry, et al...
                  CAMaster posts are on the forum for Download in the Owners Only section: CAMheads CNC Router Forum By: CAMaster CNC > CAMaster Machines > CAMaster Owners Only > CAMaster Tech > CAMaster Post > Vectric Post
                  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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                  • #10

                    What now???

                    Good afternoon all, so I read this post thoroughly and twice for that fact. Much like "sscooter" I've used PP from 3.5 and 4 with no problem. However since then I followed the recommendations from many on this forum and updated my PP with the ones listed in the users Forum.

                    Following the directions carefully I placed the PP in the exact location identified in the previous post. I recently prepared a project to be machined and saved the toolpaths with the new PP and encountered the following error when I tried to run them on my Stinger 1. While in the WINCNC menu I can no longer use the view button without encountering the same error message depicted in the attached pic. I wanted to double check myself to see if I did something wrong and loaded one of my toolpaths with the older PP and everything worked fine.

                    I can easily load the PP that came with Aspire 4 however, if these are in fact the correct/most updated PP I should be using I'd prefer to use them. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


                    Here are the PP I downloaded for my Stinger 1 equipped with a Recoil.
                    CAMaster_Arcs_inch
                    CAMaster_Recoil_X2A_IN
                    CAMaster_Stinger_IN
                    Attached Files
                    Last edited by TErb2012; 07-13-2013, 02:49 PM.
                    Terry Erb
                    CAMaster Stinger 1, Recoil, Spindle
                    Aspire 4.5
                    WinCNC

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                    • #11

                      Terry,

                      You do not have an FTC .... correct?
                      Do you have an auto on/off (via G-Code) for your router?
                      The way to test it is to start your CNC and computer using the normal start up process. once the CNC is Initialized do the following:
                      - Jog the router anywhere on the spoilboard
                      - Raise Z up 2" or more off the spoilboard (with or without a router bit installed)
                      - In Wincnc in the command box type M3 then press enter - if you have an auto on/off relay it will start the router
                      - Next in Wincnc type M5 them press enter - this will turn off the router.

                      Let me know what happens.
                      Mick Martin
                      mickmartin3@comcast.net
                      CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
                      Digitize Touch Probe
                      Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
                      Hurricane vacuum
                      WinCNC + Aspire 9.5 + PhotoVCarve + EnRoute 5
                      www.mickmartinwoodworking.com/

                      The search function on the forum is your best friend!

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                      • #12

                        That is correct, I don not have an FTC.
                        I'm presuming the answer to the On/Off is yes for my spindle.
                        Did as you asked the command M3 turned the spindle on and M5 turned it off.

                        Standing by for further guidance/instructions.

                        Thank you
                        Terry Erb
                        CAMaster Stinger 1, Recoil, Spindle
                        Aspire 4.5
                        WinCNC

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                        • #13

                          Terry,

                          Could you post the first 20 lines of your tap file
                          Mick Martin
                          mickmartin3@comcast.net
                          CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
                          Digitize Touch Probe
                          Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
                          Hurricane vacuum
                          WinCNC + Aspire 9.5 + PhotoVCarve + EnRoute 5
                          www.mickmartinwoodworking.com/

                          The search function on the forum is your best friend!

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                          • #14

                            As requested:

                            G0Z0.8000
                            G0X0.0000Y0.0000
                            T1
                            SS9000
                            M3
                            G0X7.6095Y8.4445Z0.8000
                            G0Z0.2000
                            G1Z0.0000F30
                            G1X7.6233Y8.4297F100
                            G1X7.6768Y8.4898
                            G1X7.6414Y8.5690
                            G1X7.6095Y8.4445
                            G1X7.5540Y8.4306
                            G1X7.6244Y8.3547
                            G1X7.7359Y8.4806
                            G1X7.6275Y8.7302
                            G1X7.5540Y8.4306
                            G1X7.4983Y8.4166
                            G1X7.6255Y8.2790
                            G1X7.7930Y8.4690
                            Terry Erb
                            CAMaster Stinger 1, Recoil, Spindle
                            Aspire 4.5
                            WinCNC

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                            • #15

                              Originally posted by TErb2012 View Post
                              As requested:

                              G0Z0.8000
                              G0X0.0000Y0.0000
                              T1
                              SS9000
                              M3
                              G0X7.6095Y8.4445Z0.8000
                              G0Z0.2000
                              G1Z0.0000F30
                              G1X7.6233Y8.4297F100
                              G1X7.6768Y8.4898
                              G1X7.6414Y8.5690
                              G1X7.6095Y8.4445
                              G1X7.5540Y8.4306
                              G1X7.6244Y8.3547
                              G1X7.7359Y8.4806
                              G1X7.6275Y8.7302
                              G1X7.5540Y8.4306
                              G1X7.4983Y8.4166
                              G1X7.6255Y8.2790
                              G1X7.7930Y8.4690
                              Terry,

                              You don't have speed control on your router?
                              Here is your problem SS9000

                              Open your post processor CAMaster_Stinger_IN and delete the line in red below, save your post processor and then re-save your design files.

                              A quick option is to open your tap file and delete the line SS9000

                              begin HEADER

                              "[N] [91][TP_FILENAME][93]"
                              "[N] [91][TIME], [DATE][93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] [91]MATERIAL size: [XLENGTH][34] x [YLENGTH][34] x [ZLENGTH][34][93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] [91][TOOLNAME][93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] G90 [91]ABSOLUTE MODE[93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] M5 [91]SPINDLE OFF[93]"
                              "[N] G53 Z0 [91]LIFT Z TO TOP[93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] [S] [91] SET SPINDLE SPEED RPM [93]"
                              "[N] M3 [91]SPINDLE ON[93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] G53 Z0 [91]LIFT Z TO TOP[93]"
                              "[N] "
                              "[N] F[FC] XY [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR X AND Y[93]"
                              "[N] F[FP] Z [91]SET FEEDRATE FOR Z[93]"
                              "[N] "

                              You should be good to go after that
                              Mick Martin
                              mickmartin3@comcast.net
                              CAMaster Cobra 508 ATC + Recoil + Popup Pins
                              Digitize Touch Probe
                              Wincnc Handheld Serial Keypad + Wireless Pendant
                              Hurricane vacuum
                              WinCNC + Aspire 9.5 + PhotoVCarve + EnRoute 5
                              www.mickmartinwoodworking.com/

                              The search function on the forum is your best friend!

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