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JeffreyS

B-Axis M62 callout

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After completing two MasterCam classes and with my instructor praising mpmaster, ( he was a great instructor) I decided to try it out.

My current post works well, although I wanted to see what mpmaster has that's better. What I found out

already is a problem with the B-Axis rotation. This could simply be an adjustment, although I do not know

where to look. The following code is a snippet form my current post and mpmaster in which the b-axis

is a problem because I need a M62 on the same line as the "B" call out, followed up with a "M61" on the next line. The second issue is the transform-rotate

which does not post a "B" movement or M62 call out.

 

Thank you in advance for clarifications to this issue.

 

 

My Current post

 

( ROUGH AND FINISH MILL TOP OF G54 & G57 1.562 DIMENSION )

N15 T64 M6

N20 G0 G90 G54 X-2.429 Y-.149 B0. M62

M61

N25 G43 H64 Z2. S5000 M3 T85

N30 Z.1

 

transform - rotate

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( ROUGH AND FINISH MILL TOP OF G54 & G57 1.562 DIMENSION )

N415 G90 G57 X-2.429 Y-.149 Z2. B0. M62

M61

N420 Z.1

N425 G1 Z.01

N430 G42 D64 X-2.554

 

Mpmaster

 

N190 (ROUGH AND FINISH MILL TOP OF G54 & G57 1.562 DIMENSION)

N195 (COMPENSATION TYPE - WEAR COMP)

N200 T64 M06 ( 1/4 FLAT ENDMILL)

N205 (MAX - Z2.)

N210 (MIN - Z0.)

N215 G00 G17 G90 G54 B0. X-2.429 Y-.149 S5000 M03

N220 G43 H64 Z2. T85

N225 Z.1

N230 G94 G01 Z.01 F37.

N235 G42 D64 X-2.554

 

transform - rotate

 

N610 (ROUGH AND FINISH MILL TOP OF G54 & G57 1.562 DIMENSION)

N615 G57 X-2.429 Y-.149 Z2.

N620 Z.1

N625 G01 Z.01

N630 G42 D64 X-2.554

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Is the M62/M61 used for unlocking and locking the B Axis? MPMaster probably has a switch that allows you to output rotary lock/unlock codes. You just need to enable it inside the post.

 

I'm not sure about the Transform - Rotate issue, but I'm sure someone who uses MPMaster will know.

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There is away to force the B output when there is no rotation, the current output for locking and unlocking is M10 & M11.

 

There is a line of code in the post block that handles rotation that will needed to be uncommented (remove the #)

 

Do a search in the post for lock and you will find the switch to turn on the locking output, also you will need to find the M10/11 address and it can be changed to M62/M61

 

As far as controling where the B axis and M62/61 code are output you will need to reset the order in the posf/ptoolchange common and the ptoolchange post blocks.

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