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post processors and DNC

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 post processors and DNC
12-02-2010 05:48 . am | View his/her posts only
In V13 VX finally produced Fanuc machine files [ I started VX in V9 ] for my Haas vf3 that I could use out of the box and did not have to have a "special" post written for me. This has been a wonderfull thing. But here are some questions in this area I can find no answers to. Now if I remember right there was mention made of including a help file on posts, what they are and how to edit them. As of yet nonthing I can find. SO,,, does anyone have a clue as to why there are 17 Fanuc posts and what they do that makes them different? I just arbitrarily picked "Fanuc Basic Inch" to use as this name seemed to fill the bill. It has worked well but I have no idea if it is the one I should use and I really hesitate to experiment in this area for fear that I could perhaps crash the mill.

The next item is will VX ever allow you to DNC without having to go to a third party program? From V9 til now I am still using from Surfcam a little DNC folder I could pull out and use. Could I say that if you can't communicate with your equipment that a CAM program is somewhat superfluous.
These are basic functions key to all who use VX to manufacture and it is my hope that sometime in the very near future these issues will be addressed. Please also see earlier post RE will we ever have lathe in cam. It would be nice to have these VERY long standing problems fixed.

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15-02-2010 09:58 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Cutter,

I am glad that the post is working well for you.

Here are a some free or low cost DNC solutions  those that charge offer a trial period.

1) NCnet Lite - http://www.cadem.com/free_dnc_drip_feed_production_machining.htm
2) DNC Precision - http://www.aggsoft.com/dnc-precision/buy.htm
3) Pro NC - http://www.pronc.com/pronc.htm
4) Easy DNC - http://www.easydnc.com/

One of these ought to do the trick.

I had a couple customers tell me that Easy DNC worked well for them.

Jarrod

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15-02-2010 11:38 . am | View his/her posts only
Thanks Jarrod, I will have a look.
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