Since this is my first post, I thought I would introduce myself. I am a high school phyisics teacher who runs a robotics club (tahomarobotics.org). Unfortunately, I have no formal training in CNC. I am self taught and have taught my students enough so that they can do a fair amount of 2.5D milling. We have been using Mastercam X4 with a small TechnoDavinci 3 axis router for about 6 months.
We recently purchased a large mill from Industrial Hobbies and are excited to use it for our larger parts. I have a few questions regarding the set up within Mastercam.
First, I went to the ArtSoft website and downloaded the Mastercam post processor file and put it in the mcamx\mill\posts directory.
However, I am a little confused on which machine to choose in mastercam which will use the post. It appears that I need a .MMD file and a .control file as well to put in the mcamx\cnc_machines directory. I'm assuming these files would make use of the post that I downloaded for Mach3.
My question is, do I need to write these files myself or are there files that I can download?
I hope that I have articulated my issue clearly. Please excuse my ignorance. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.