Recently I found a surfcam99 program stuck in a drawer and was playing around to see if i could get it to work and post a lathe program for Okuma LB12 OSP 500L-G cnc lathe. I used the Okums OSP series post that is standard to surfcamm99. Anyway it looks as though some preparatory functions are not posted. It needs a program stop at the beginning along with absolute positioning, metric units, and index turret. Is this a problem with the post processer and do I need to contact the surfcam or can someone on here help? Also noticed a G99 which as I remember was a unassigned EIA code. How can I find out what is assigned to that code? And does anyone have some suggestions? Thanks.
I use surrf99 and have a cnc lathe fanuc though.
g99 is for feed per rev versus
g98 feed per minute.
That is the simple question.
The other about the post processor...
the lathe post will have a file with ext .L
the mill .M
the manipulation will be somewhat versatile I have found,
however not everything is workable.
I still cannot move the tool comment block into the tool it belongs,
rather it appears 2 blocks before the last tool ends.
I found the first tool change group of codes and added things directly
Like for the mill I made a G0G90G80G40G54
there and to start every tool.
And I was able to modify the rest to a satisfactory level.
Lookin surf99 directory for
It probably looks like this inside where the applicable machine is
StartCode # Start of the program
1stToolChange # First tool change
G[FeedType] G[SpeedType] S[Speed] M[Direct]
G0 X[V] Z[H] M[Cool]