Could anyone with a valid webkey help me out and get me the deckel maho DMU-100 Millplus post from the siemens website. I'm trying to work on a post for a DMU-70 Evo nutated table with mill plus and i need a decent starting point. Maybe the dmu-70 evo with 840 post would help me out as well. Many thanks
NX always makes things difficult. you do not need to see a purchase agreement or some sort of sticker. not sure who writes their help files.
usually at top menu bar -> select help-> then click log file
in log file usually the webkey is stated.
also ->help-> about NX -> click more info also usually gives webkey
do not feel bad. i had to ask my computer software administrator and even he just said it is in the log file not mentioning where to find it. i ran a whole computer search and out of all the log files i found it. only later when accessing help did i notice all the items on help menu and clicked them to see what they were.
then when on web site downloading items is tricky. i was downloading fanac lathe post processors inch then metric but found i got 2 copies of inch. i think i had to unselect inch and reselect metric and try again.
many different post processors are on the web site along with a big warning about export controls of software to non USA countries and they remind you they are tracking your ip address so they know exactly who you are. they also warn all post processors need customer testing before use and they are not responsible for any damage.
i usually create my own post processors. important things to do.
1) you need a list of all G and M codes (and others like i,j,k or R,S,T etc) that your machine uses and it helps to have a list of what it does not use.
also if it may need special codes like semicolon at end of each line. it is important to know what your machine needs.
2) create a list of all items you do creating the post processor. a list can easily save 100x in time by creating and using one rather than not recording what you are doing.
3) once you know what g codes mean inch or metric. then work on rapid, linear, and arcs (g0,g1,g2,g3). double check circle output. some controllers do not like connected circles and want a circle output as 4 quadrant arcs.
4) basically i take a sample cnc gcode program that works and go through ugpost editor and check it line by line
program start modes (inch/metric, absolute/incremental, axis x,y or x,Z etc
program start location
tool changing (auto and manual)
starting of spindle, coolant etc
arc feed CW and CCW
then cycles like drilling need checking
program stopping (tool changing and location of stop of motion, shutting down spindle, coolant etc)
i just finished a modified Fanac 6m post processor for an old 2 axis Prototrak Plus. when programming in Cam program i found using a helix start approach works best. i have z axis commands suppressed but a helix changes in x,y too. So a steep angled starting helix gives a small starting linear or arc feed starting into part. i raise and lower Z manually on an old 2 axis Prototrak.
.......so much can be done in the post processor and some must be done when programming in CadCam program. for example a lathe may have feed in ipm or ipr (inch per minute or revolution is important)
the ugpost editor does have a help system in the ugpost editor and although it can be difficult to understand it has helped me a few times. worst thing it tells you to do something but not what to do to get to that program screen. many thing show up when you right click, additional options show up.