Using Vectric Aspire with the Rotary Playback

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Using Vectric Aspire with the Rotary Playback

Postby joe mclain » Sat, Jun 23 2012, 10:32AM

Has anyone used Vectric Aspire to machine parts on their Rotary Playback Unit? I’m looking for a Post Processor that will work in Aspire.
Both Thermwood and Vectric Aspire can’t help me as far as to develop a post processor for the rotary playback unit.

I have doing 2D and 2.5D with Aspire for a 2 years and it has well paid for itself.

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Re: Using Vectric Aspire with the Rotary Playback

Postby joe mclain » Sat, Jun 23 2012, 11:16AM

This is my Post Processor I use in Aspire.
Probably too much but…..


+
+ Thermwood - Vectric machine output configuration file
+
+================================================
+
+ History
+
+ Who When What
+ ======== ========== ===========================
+ Mark 15/01/2008 Written
+================================================

POST_NAME = "Joes Thermwood"

FILE_EXTENSION = "nc"

UNITS = "INCHES"

+------------------------------------------------
+ Line terminating characters
+------------------------------------------------

LINE_ENDING = "[13][10]"

+------------------------------------------------
+ Block numbering
+------------------------------------------------

LINE_NUMBER_START = 0
LINE_NUMBER_INCREMENT = 10
LINE_NUMBER_MAXIMUM = 999999

+================================================
+
+ Formating for variables
+
+================================================

VAR LINE_NUMBER = [N|A|N|1.0]
VAR SPINDLE_SPEED = [S|A|S|1.0]
VAR FEED_RATE = [F|C|F|1.1]
VAR X_POSITION = [X|C|X|1.4]
VAR Y_POSITION = [Y|C|Y|1.4]
VAR Z_POSITION = [Z|C|Z|1.4]
VAR X_HOME_POSITION = [XH|A|X|1.4]
VAR Y_HOME_POSITION = [YH|A|Y|1.4]
VAR Z_HOME_POSITION = [ZH|A|Z|1.4]

+================================================
+
+ Block definitions for toolpath output
+
+================================================

+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output at the start of the file
+---------------------------------------------------

begin HEADER
"([DATE])"
""
"([TOOLPATH_NOTES])"
""
""
"([TOOLS_USED])"
""
""
"G90"
"M98PSTRTTIME.SUBL1"
"M48"
"SET WASTEBOARD = ?"
"(WASTEBOARD THICKNESS)"
"SET ZSHIFT = WASTEBOARD + [ZLENGTH]"
"(Enter Material Thickness)"
"SET XSHIFT = [XLENGTH]"
"SET YSHIFT = [YLENGTH]"
"G901"
"M61L8"
"M00"
"M62L8"
"M60L8"
"[S]"
"T[T] M03"
"M31"
"G0 [XH] [YH]"
"G00 [ZH]"

+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output at toolchange
+---------------------------------------------------

begin TOOLCHANGE

"G00 [ZH]"
"M5"
"T[T] M3"
"[S]"
"([TOOLNAME])"
"M31"


+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output for rapid moves
+---------------------------------------------------

begin RAPID_MOVE

"G00 [X] [Y] [Z]"


+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output for the first feed rate move
+---------------------------------------------------

begin FIRST_FEED_MOVE

"G01 [X] [Y] [Z] [F]"


+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output for feed rate moves
+---------------------------------------------------

begin FEED_MOVE

"G01 [X] [Y] [Z]"


+---------------------------------------------------
+ Commands output at the end of the file
+---------------------------------------------------

begin FOOTER

"G00 [ZH]"
"G990"
"G90 G00 Z0"
"X0. Y0."
"M5"
"M98PENDTIME.SUBL1"
"M02"Here is


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