Centroid, please enable machine simulation in your F360 post processor

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Centroid, please enable machine simulation in your F360 post processor

Post by ashesman »

For 3 axis machines, machine simulation can be enabled in the post processor safely.

Changing line:

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capabilities = CAPABILITY_MILLING;
to:

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capabilities = CAPABILITY_MILLING | CAPABILITY_MACHINE_SIMULATION;
Allows F360 to do machine simulation.

@swissi may want to enable it in his post processor too.

Note that I could not find information on what changes are required for post processors to fully support 4 and 5 axis simulation but 3 axis works fine with no other changes to the post.
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Re: Centroid, please enable machine simulation in your F360 post processor

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thanks! that''s great. we didn't create the Fusion post. :-) swissi built a nice version of it, not sure if this feature is in it, ask him. :-)

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Re: Centroid, please enable machine simulation in your F360 post processor

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cnckeith wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:11 pm thanks! that''s great. we didn't create the Fusion post. :-) swissi built a nice version of it, not sure if this feature is in it, ask him. :-)

https://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic. ... 688#p24688
It's not in swissi's post. I had to add it. It's actually easier to add it to his post as that is installed as a local post rather than the fusion one which is part of the fusion install. I have been using swissi's post although have never actually used any of the additional features!
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Re: Centroid, please enable machine simulation in your F360 post processor

Post by cnckeith »

cool thanks for the feedback.
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
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