Hi and thanks for reading this,
I added a torchmate in my shop of CNC mills and lathes. The shop does all drawing on autocad, solidworks, or mastercam. Of course all programing in done with mastercam. As I would agree to most statements about torchmate cad, it is different (very different). I have tried a test of edited posted g code from mastercam to torchmate3 and it worked. Now I am entering a new world to me of making a post processor for the torchmate. Anybody being here before, and/or have some hints of making a stripped down post (no Z move, Macro's, work offsets, only G0 G1)?
Now I know some of you are thinking why if you have a working torchmate3?
I have come across some patterns that I would like to control which order and direction they are cut in, also change speed from holes to perimeter. Yep it works edited code from cimco editor to torchmate3.
I know of a few customers who worked with mastercam to generate a Torchmate post script for 2d plas cutting. If you get a hold of them you may even be able to get your hands on it.
Quite simply you already have it correct, no Z axis motions and all G00/G01 commands. We have automatic m-code definitions in the driver software.
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