Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent! (use Intercon)

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by frijoli » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:39 pm

midy wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:51 pm
Just to be 100% clear, are you boys saying there is no PP for fusion 360 and acorn lathe?
Right now that is what we're saying. Not just Acorn, but Centroid as a whole has no turning post processor for the lathe.
I would imagine that in a couple weeks there will be. Especially because Franco has done it before on Mach3.
But, if you are going to machine parts tomorrow, you'll have to do it through Intercon.

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by cnckeith » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm

Does Fusion 360 allow a user to edit and create their own Post Processors? (some cad cam systems do..others don't)
if so, start with a Fanuc OT post. and fyi..there are two flavors of Fanuc Lathe G code as well.

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by frijoli » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm

cnckeith wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Does Fusion 360 allow a user to edit and create their own Post Processors? (some cad cam systems do..others don't)
if so, start with a Fanuc OT post. and fyi..there are two flavors of Fanuc Lathe G code as well.
Thanks Keith,
Yes you can change and add posts. There is no Fanuc OT post processor listed. I found a generic Fanuc lathe post I am working with.
You say there is two versions of G code, but what does Centroid prefer? A or B?

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:44 pm

Take a look at this post. He attached his version of a Centroid lathe post
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/hsm-post ... -p/6094618
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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by cnckeith » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:46 pm

we support both fanuc flavors.

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by frijoli » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:47 pm

martyscncgarage wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:44 pm
Take a look at this post. He attached his version of a Centroid lathe post
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/hsm-post ... -p/6094618
That's the one I am working with. IT fails out of the gate with an unexpected program stop.
The problem I have right now is that I am NOT in the least bit familiar with Javascript, and unfamilair with Centroid controls, and haven't programmed a lathe in 20 year or more.

So...I am hoping Franco will get to it before I finish. lol
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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by martyscncgarage » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:49 pm

Contact the author. Maybe he's made improvements to it since it's rather old?
We lathe users are rooting for you Clay! 😁
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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by frijoli » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:55 pm

I am relegated to this now.
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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by francoCNC » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:05 pm

Hi Guys - here are two videos that may be useful to some degree:

https://youtu.be/bNBSLE0KbcU

https://youtu.be/DRb0WAIequ0

Naturally, I'll be making CENTROID versions of the Fusion360 post processors as soon as I have time. One additional comment: Milling in Fusion360 is really good. Turning (IMO) still needs some love. I continue to use BobCAD for turning but I try Fusion360 about once a month just to see what progress they've made.

-Franco

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Re: Fusion 360 mill/turn and turn post processor non-existent!

Post by frijoli » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:16 pm

francoCNC wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Hi Guys - here are two videos that may be useful to some degree:

https://youtu.be/bNBSLE0KbcU

https://youtu.be/DRb0WAIequ0

Naturally, I'll be making CENTROID versions of the Fusion360 post processors as soon as I have time. One additional comment: Milling in Fusion360 is really good. Turning (IMO) still needs some love. I continue to use BobCAD for turning but I try Fusion360 about once a month just to see what progress they've made.

-Franco
Glad you're here Franco!
The Fusion post processor for milling has been working very well for me. There is no processor for the lathe. I watched all of your videos and That's why I am glad you're here. lol
I have zero post processor experience, and zero JavaScript experience. I posted some stuff and manually edited the code at the machine and can make it work, but can't figure out how to get post processor to do it. I am also certain it's minor stuff; just a lack of seat time with everything.

Clay
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