so im helping someone get their 4th axis running, and they have madcam. we are using the paralell toolpath setup and it creates what looks like a good tool path. when we post the g code however, we get something strange.
the tool should be tracking in the z and x then rotating the a axis and tracking again. instead it seems to be following the tool path in a 3 axis spac - moving the tool in the y axis and in the Z down to the underside of the work piece. its rotating the a axis after each path though. the post seems.. "confused" as to what mode its supposed to be in.
we tried the mach 3 5 axis processor, fanuc 0M and iso g code. all were the same.
anyone know why it might be doing this? im sure we have just set up something incorrectly.