Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

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Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by offlanders »

Are any of you aware of a post processor for Fusion 360, or if there are plans for it to be available in the future?
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

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When Centroid created the plasma software they were testing with SheetCam which of course is plasma specific software. They offer up a PP for SheetCam only that I know of. Outside of that there isn't any other PP out there for Centroid plasma. I use Vectric software, Cut2D and Vcarve, and created my own PP for Centroid plasma. I modified the one I had from the old WinCNC controller and software I replaced and with a few changes it works really well for my purposes. You may have to do the same for Fusion 360 unless Swissi, a forum member, creates one as he offers a great F360 PP currently for mill and router.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by cnckeith »

should be easy to make any PP, the Centroid plasma G code is very simple.

;Filename: my plasma part
;Post processor: centroid_plasma_thc_sheetcam.scpost
;Date: 8-8-2022
G20 ;Units: Inches
T1D1
G90
M65
;Part: my plasma part
;Operation: Inside Offset, Under Bear, T1: 0.060 Steel Plasma
G0 X10.3078 Y7.1462 ; rapid to pierce point
M61
G1 X1Y1
part geometry g code G1,G2,G3's go here.
M62
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

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Thanks Shawn. I did look into (briefly) modifying my Fusion 360 PP for the mill to work with the plasma (I have an Acorn running my CNC mill), but as programing isn't my strong suit, the water started to get deep quickly. Hopefully Swissi is successful in getting a PP for Fusion 360 in the near future as I pretty familiar with its workflow.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by ShawnM »

Great, good luck with your project.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

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cnckeith wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:29 am should be easy to make any PP, the Centroid plasma G code is very simple.

;Filename: my plasma part
;Post processor: centroid_plasma_thc_sheetcam.scpost
;Date: 8-8-2022
G20 ;Units: Inches
T1D1
G90
M65
;Part: my plasma part
;Operation: Inside Offset, Under Bear, T1: 0.060 Steel Plasma
G0 X10.3078 Y7.1462 ; rapid to pierce point
M61
G1 X1Y1
part geometry g code G1,G2,G3's go here.
M62

Thank you for this. I am a shop teacher in ct and recently purchased a forest scientific makerfab for our shop but spent the day struggling with trying to post out of fusion today to the makerfab’s centroid controller. I was able to use forest’s post in the Autodesk library but it was just the part geometry gcode. Wouldn’t turn the torch on or touch off the z prior to pierce.

I don’t have any experience with writing a pp, but I do have some g code experience from college but it is a depreciating asset “15 years ago”. I’m going to attempt to manually add my part geometry to your code to see if I can get it to function, at least until I can get a working post.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by Joey »

Wincnc has a post that Is very similar to Acorn Plasma. The M codes are different. M65 calls the profile settings and should be at the beginning of the gcode before or after the G90 or G91. The M61 is the Pierce macro that should start at the beginning of a cut. The M61 pulls profile information from the M65 macro. Then the M62 comes at the end of a cut to turn off the torch and retract. The M64 Macro is the marking macro. M64 performs a touch off and lights the torch for a preset amount of time then turns off the torch. This is often used to mark the center of a hole or a point so that post work can be accurately done. Some users want a slight divot for the marking macro hence the user can custom set the marking macro timer.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by Joey »

Mike, could you create a report from the control and post it here. I'd like to check out the configuration settings. To create a report, in the blue CNC12 screen select F7Utility - F7Create Report. Then compress the file as a zip to upload in a reply post. Some of the settings could be tuned a little better from these machines.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

Post by Joey »

Mike, having a hard time creating a job to edit the post processor with in Fusion 360. Can you send me a simple job file that I can work with with the torch paths already set up.
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Re: Post Processor for Autodesk Fusion 360

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What file type do you want?
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