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BobCAD-CAM Post Processors for MASSO

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Hi Steve,

I have been unable to get the PP myself but am told that they are available and users can log into BobCad and download them. You will need your support account login to access it.
I updated the Masso website with the link to download the latest version of Mill and Plasma Post Processors and where to find them. They currently don't have a Lathe Post but plan to create one.
Sorry I forgot to get back to you on this.

Cheers Peter

Peter,

Thank you.

Can't seem to find page where the link you posted is.

Regards,  Steve

 

I forgot to post the link.  :-0

https://docs.masso.com.au/cam-post-processors/bobcad-cam

Just click where it says Click Here and it should take you to the login page to get the post processors. It seems you can sign up for a support account for free.

https://bobcadsupport.com/downloads/post-processor/

Cheers Peter

Peter,

Thank you once again.  Despite what they told me this link took me to a place where I could request a post for the version 29.  They asked for a program and list of the G and M codes supported.  I told them just the standard Masso list will work.  Don't know any more to tell them than that. As I remember from above you gave them all that information months ago.  Remains to be seen if they will want to charge for this service.  We will see.

Side note,  now tuning the drives on my machine, its getting exciting , but, really struggling.  Using servoconfig3.  From cncdrives Did manage to get all the lights blinking green and to talk to one of the drives today, results not so good yet.  Do you have advice or a video or know of one of how to do that?

Regards,

Steve

Glad your making progress Steve in both of your quests.
Servos are a mystery to me I'm afraid so I can't help you with this one but I'm sure someone out there will know how to set it up.
Cheers Peter

Peter,

Update,

After my request for a version 29 I got a call from them this morning.  He was very helpful and suggested I go and log into the site and see if I could download a Masso version.  Using my account number I was able to log in and I was able to download a version of Bob Cad for Masso Mill version 30-32 from there web site.

I have not compared the standard version BC3x in 29 I sent over to Breezy to the new versions yet.  But at least we now have a place to start working on the Masso G3 post for version 29 of Bobcad.   I don't know how involved this will be, but at least it gives me some hope that I have all the pieces for the puzzle going forward.

Thanks and Regards,

Steve

 

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Peter,

One of your CNC Nut vids on how to Edit Post Processors for both BobCad and Sheetcam would be very helpful.

Thanks,

Steve

Quote from SegoMan DeSigns on July 1, 2020, 11:43 am

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Peter,

One of your CNC Nut vids on how to Edit Post Processors for both BobCad and Sheetcam would be very helpful.

Thanks,

Steve

I'm sorry to say Steve that i do not have the skills required to make major changes to either of those programs.
My knowledge of scripting is very limited and I know enough to work it out if I stare at it long enough but it can take me hours to do even the simplest thing.
I have tried BobCad in the past but there is no way of testing it without the actual software. I know I tried in the past. The trial version only outputs the header and footer of the Gcode file which are of no use when it comes to testing a post processor.

I have also tried Sheetcam with better success but it was hard going.

I think making a video on the subject is a bit out of my league I'm afraid.

Cheers Peter

Peter,

As memory serves I believe Breezy stuck his hand up and offered to compare and possibly build a file up that will work as soon as we got what we needed from Bobcad that you were working on.

I had sent him the standard generic 3 axis mill program from Version 29. he got the copy and asked me to delete it from the Forum, now I have a download of the version from 30-32 for the Masso to compare to.  No real hurry on my part as I'm still not running and now waiting for an order of encoders. but, I am glad we are getting closer to being able to have a post processer in hand once I can get the servos talking to the Masso.  Have a lot of backlog building up for this machine and just wanted to get a start on building something in Bobcad before hand while waiting for parts.

Regards,

Steve   (Airnut)

 

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