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Siemens 3x mill post

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Hello,

I am the beginner regarding mastercam and handling postprocessors.

I am able to generate .mpf out of .mcam file with a Siemens 3x Mill Post.

However my Siemens CNC machine doesn't understand the commands for drilling CYCLE82 with 9 parameters.

Post is generating following output:

N240 MCALL CYCLE82(30.,0.,2.,-5.5,,0.,0,0,12)

but then I have to manually remove last 3 parameters 0,0,12 in order that the CNC understands it and executes without exceptions.

Do I need to edit Siemens 3x Mill Post to generate CYCLE82 with only 6 parameters, or do I need to change some settings in Mastercam 2018 itself? I dont understand how this part can be configurable that the output would be like the following.

N240 MCALL CYCLE82(30.,0.,2.,-5.5,,0.)

This is also number of parameters I see in manual for Sinumerik for that cycle

CYCLE82 (RTP, RFP, SDIS, DP, DPR, DTB)

In postprocessor I was able to change the keyword CYCLE82 itself but I dont know how to change anything regarding parameters.

If you need any additional information (mcam file,...) to help me find the solution I will gladly provide it.

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Are you using the Siemens 3x post (older, no longer supported by CNC) or the Siemens 3x_4x post (currently supported)?

Also not every Siemens control is supported, what control are you using?

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Post:

[POST_VERSION] #DO NOT MOVE OR ALTER THIS LINE# V20.00 P0 E1 W20.00 T1476459297 M20.00 I0 O0
scncpost_revision     := "80" # Internal revision number for use by CNC Software only.  Please do not change this number.
scustpost_revision    := "0"  # Revision number for use by Resellers or customers.
# Post Name           : Siemens 3X Mill.pst
# Product             : Mill
# Machine Name        : Generic
# Control Name        : Siemens 840D / 828D
# Description         : Siemens 3 Axis Mill Post for 840D / 828D controls
# 4-axis/Axis subs.   : No
# 5-axis              : No
# Subprograms         : No
# Executable          : mp.dll
#
# WARNING: THIS POST IS GENERIC AND IS INTENDED FOR MODIFICATION TO
# THE MACHINE TOOL REQUIREMENTS AND PERSONAL PREFERENCE.
#
# THIS POST REQUIRES A VALID 3 AXIS MACHINE DEFINITION.
# YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE IF A ROTARY AXIS IS DETECTED IN
# THE ACTIVE AXIS COMBINATION.
#
# Associated File List$
#
# Siemens 3x Mill.mcam-control
# Siemens 3x Mill.mcam-mmd
# Siemens 3x Mill MM.mcam-mmd
#
# Associated File List$
#
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Revision log:
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# CNC 05/20/16  -  Initial configuration for Siemens 840D / 828D for Mastercam 2017
# CNC 08/29/16  -  Fixed bug with WORKPIECE output - X & Y dimensions were swapped
# CNC 10/14/16  -  Initial post update for Mastercam 2018
# CNC 02/03/17  -  Added support for prestaging tools by name
# CNC 03/31/17  -  Beginning with Mastercam 2018, all post text edits MUST be made with the Control Definition Manager.
#                  Do NOT edit the post text manually.
#               -  For Mastercam 2018, only ANSI text is supported. The UTF-8 tag is still required in 2018 and should not be changed.
# CNC 04/24/17  -  Initial revision number (80) assigned.
#
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Features:
# --------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This post supports Siemens code for 3 axis milling.
# It is designed to support the features of Mastercam version 2017 Mill.

 

Machine: DMC 64 V linear DECKEL MAHO

 

Control: Sinumerik 810D, I dont know exactly which version. Versions screen is included in an attached image.

 

As I see post is intended for Siemens 840D and 828D controls. But the machine is actually running 810D, could this be a problem?
Or could it be that the post is supported for Mastercam 2017 but not for the 2018 version that I am using now? But the post release updates are saying that it was updated for 2018.

@Zaffin you were mentioning Siemens 3x_4x post (currently supported), are you saying that I should try with post under this name? Do you have resources where to get it?

sinumerik_version.jpg

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You should head over to Mastercam's tech exchange and download the Siemens 3x_4x mill post; the post you have is the older unsupported version.

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