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Hello All,

 

I'm trying to add operation name (eg: Contour 2D, Pocket, etc) into the NC program on the header. This should pop up at the start and show me the number of operations the tool used, the insert radius and the run time.

The format of which is shown below. How would I go about achieving this format? What modification would I have to do to the tool table so that I could get this output?

 

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Could anyone help me with this issue?

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Your getting into some really deep logic of a post. Maybe the new post logic will eliminate the need to a buffer. However since I don't know it and there is only a router post out there with it.  Your best bet will be getting in touch with your dealer and have them go to a 3rd party post builder.

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Here at the in-House post department we have recently created a c-hook that allows us to pull the cycle time that is shown in the Mastercam backplot. This .dll is only compatible with our IKE posts, and is currently available for no additional charge to users of those posts. This is a fairly new feature, but all IKE posts sold since the release of this c-hook will have support for it.

As far as I am aware, the only other way to get a semi-accurate time when posting is quote cumbersome. You need to measure the feedrate and distance of each move, the distance from the home position, the acceleration/deceleration, toolchange, etc. Basically have the post simulate and time everything in the background and spit out the time it finds. I have never gone through and done this personally, but I have worked on a few posts where this was setup. My understanding is that it can provide fairly accurate time estimates with the right amount of tweaking.  I would not recommend trying this unless you are very experienced with posts and have a lot of time on your hands.

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Our IKE posts also come with support for a generic HTML Setup sheet. There is support for some minor customization with these setup sheets. I have attached a screenshot of one I just generated from a part I had on my system.

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On 2/26/2020 at 8:56 AM, Chiragrrao said:

Could anyone help me with this issue?

Hi,

for your issue: 

I am not familiar with post however, If you have a requirement to add tool information to a position in your nc file,

and are not familiar with posts, I would recommend going the chook route instead,

You could write the information to your nc file directly after posting from mastetcam, this might be less risky than editing your post.

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29 minutes ago, Alex Dales said:

c-hook that allows us to pull the cycle time

Cool,

I was wondering if IHS made chooks, 

Is that available separately? 

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Hi Alex Dales,

I had read somewhere about this and was able to integrate the total run time with it, but not the individual time for each operation.

I had requested CNC Software and now I have received a new post with chook integration and looks like this.

 

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This is what I was looking for. 

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5th Axis CGI,

Thank you for the suggestion, I spoke to CNC software and they where able to cook one up for me.

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20 hours ago, content creator said:

Cool,

I was wondering if IHS made chooks, 

Is that available separately? 

Good day@content creator,

That's something that we could look into. If you'd like to discuss this further, please email [email protected]

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