Articles tagged with: Post Processing

26
June
2014

Introduction to Post Processing

This video will be of interest to those who are new to HSMWorks and want to know the basics of post processors. Topics Covered:
  • What is a Post Processor?
  • How to post process using HSMWorks
  • Default Post (CPS) file location
  • Default G-code (NC) file location
  • Changing Post and G-code locations
  • Program Name field
  • Program Comment field
  • Units field
  • Reorder to minimize tool changes switch
  • Open NC in editor switch
  • Properties/Values settings
  • How to make a simple Post Processor edit

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Feed Table in NC Programs

Sometimes the user wants to be able to modify feedrates in the NC program itself. This is often desired for production to optimize programs for reduced machining time, part quality, and tool wear. However, editing NC programs manually is normally not recommended unless supported/intended by the used post processor configuration.

The generic Heidenhain post now includes sample code showing how to output feedrate tables using Q-values for each operation which can be easily modified. The feedrate tables are disabled by default but can be enabled by setting the "useFeedQ" property during posting. The same code can be used for any control which supports parameters.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Machine Definition for Post Processing

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4th axis specification.

Many generic posts included with HSMWorks have already been prepared for both 5-axis indexing and simultaneous toolpath. Some generic posts will even output 5-axis toolpath automatically without modification when posting 5-axis toolpath.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Interaction During Post Processing

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An example of a simple user interface for a Fanuc style post processor.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks