Jump to content

Welcome to eMastercam

Register now to participate in the forums, access the download area, buy Mastercam training materials, post processors and more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Use your display name or email address to sign in:

Dire need of help

Recommended Posts

We had a programmer here who used to post to our robodrill 5 axis. However, I think when he updated his machines and post as time went on he kept them on his "box".


I can NOT find anything to use. I tried running update utiliy on a post he had but it keeps saying psb missing something or other.


I am trying to get a machine/control def to work but it is giving me inverse codes.


For instance, the A can only go to positive 90 (rotating about Y to the left from operators POV)( hence making all X locations negative). I get A-90 and X(s) positive. NOT good.


The other odd thing I get is the C . I know A90 and C 90 are my first operations but could only get the code to show A-90 C180... what the?


I am of course too short for time to run this by our reseller. Job is hot and already on the machine.


Any ideas?





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Ron,


Does the machine def control anything on the output? I used the machine sim and everything goes the correct way. Backplot shows negative X values.


I have A axis on the table which rotates about the y axis. On that I have a C axis which rotates about Z. I have chosen every different possible axis combination in the machine def and it always posts the same.


Pulling my hair out. Job has to run Monday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Machine Definition is not hooked up to any 5 Axis post from CNC. When you look for an older copy of the PST file, also look for the .PSB file. The PSB is the encrypted portion of the post, and you must have both the PST and PSB named exactly the same, and in the same folder for it to work in Mastercam.


If you can find a copy of the old PST and PSB, then Update Post should work to get you a working copy in X7. I would recommend copying both the PST/PSB files in the X6 folder, and just pick your new folder (Shared Mcamx7 > Mill > Posts) as the spot to put them. Once you've got both files there, use Update Post.


Hope that helps,



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bill like Colin said it is not connected that would all be controlled in the post. I can imagine the stress you are under been there and done that to many times. Like Colin said see if you can locate the old stuff and make sure the .pst and .psb are in the same place and have the same name before updating and life should get better. If all esle fails look to the HAAS 5 axis post and see if it gives you output close to what you need or try some of the other ones.

Link to comment
Share on other sites



See if you can perhaps locate and older z2g file that he might have made...if you get lucky, there may well be a copy of what you need in that file.


I can't tell you how many times that saved a customers bacon in the past

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys.


It is the .psb I am trying to find. Problem being these (two) companies merged together about 2 years ago. Nearly all of the programmers have since left. The two that remain are Gibbs guys.


I have my reseller looking into it for me.


Very irritating. To say the least.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

Join us!

eMastercam - your online source for all things Mastercam.

Together, we are the strongest Mastercam community on the web with over 56,000 members, and our online store offers a wide selection of training materials for all applications and skill levels.

Follow us

  • Create New...