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    Question Looking For Siemens Acramatic 2100 Post Processor For Fusion 360

    Hello All!
    I am looking for a Siemens Acrmatic 2100 post processor for Fusion 360. The generic A2100 post processor requires too many edits to make it of much use. I have an old post processor from another CAM software that works fairly well, however it does not work with F360. I was hoping someone had an A2100 post processor they use that they would be willing to share? Or maybe looking for someone who knows how to make/edit post processors? I have all the programming books, some good programs I currently use, and edited A2100 post processor I found online(for F360, but just isnt correct, but works better then the generic). This control is quite complex from the Meldas M3, Fanuc 6, and Haas controls I use in my shop. But this A2100 control is actually quite nice to work with once I figured it out. Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Looking For Siemens Acramatic 2100 Post Processor For Fusion 360

    Can you place the edited post and some good code in a Zip file and upload it here so someone can have a look at it for you.



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    Default Re: Looking For Siemens Acramatic 2100 Post Processor For Fusion 360

    So I am going to attach a few different files here. All of these posts are machining the same part. A 5"x7"x2" with 3 1" holes in it. I mill the outside with a 1/2" Mill. I helix the center hole with a 1/2" mill. I plunge center of hole, and mill contour of center hole with 1/2" mill. I spot drill all 3 holes. And I peck drill through all 3 holes.



    The First file +MPA2100E is a post processor from my old Cam software that I am most happy with of the processors I have dealt with.



    The second is 1250C MC9. This is the post generated from using the above mentioned processor.



    The third is 1250C MC9 Edit. This is the same above post with the edits that I do to make it run smoothly. I need to change the beginning order of each program a bit. I also need to change the ending and start of each operation. I need to add an H# and Z# in my starting position line with spindle start. The H# is the work offset, similar to G54, G55, this uses H1, and H2 and so forth. I also need a Z dimension in this line. It can be any dimension, but it needs to have a Z position. It could be the initial Clearance height. The drilling cycle has minor changes to it. R# can be zero as the control adds .1" as default to the retract height. R is actually hole surface positions. W# is the jump height between positions. If it is set to non existent or .1", it will be the same as that is dimension from zero plane, and as it already has a default R of .1", it will jump .1" between parts. The K value is the peck depth. Z is the depth to drill hole from ther R positions. So if you have a part that is 2" thick. And a pocket 1" deep with a hole in that pocket that goes through part. You would need an R-1., with a Z-1. to drill to the bottom of 2". Then you use a W1.1" to have the tool jump to 1.1" above the R value, so would then be .1" above the top of the part. At the very end of program I have added an H2 position, that is just a position I use to bring the table to front center of door. If I am running 4 vices(which I do run quite frequently), I will set the H5 value to my load postion. This line is NOT needed, but is kinda nice.



    The fourth file is 1250C F360 No R Arcs. This is posted with the default Acramatic 2100 processor in F360. The box is not checked to use R Arcs. As you can see it uses I's, J's, and K's. That isnt the biggest issue. The main issue is just the overall formatting of the post. I need to have (MSG, xxx) in order to have messages. Pretty much everything about the formatting isnt quite right in comparison to my previous posts.



    The 5th file is 1250C F360 R Arcs. Same as post above, but with the use R arcs box checked. As you can see it sill does not use R arcs. Still using I's, J's and K's. Also, this machine can use P arcs, but I notice every post I have ever used in this control has been with P's instead of I,J,K. Looking in the manual. IJK is for contouring, while P(R) is used to put a Radius on the corner of a part, or C is used for a chamfer on a part. I guess technicall you can switch IJK for P without issue.



    The 6th file is Acramatic-CZ. This is an edited processor I found online.



    The 7th file is posting above F360 program through the Acramatic-CZ processor, 1250C F360 Edited.

    There is a way to make the helix program shorter, and that is to just remove all of the middle. The helix does not need to be broken into quadrants. If you have the K(z dimension per revolution) and the Z(final depth of helix), it will helix at that angle all the way till it hits the final Z depth. That would shorten it a lot.

    All the F360 posts are just off. The drilling adds an R.1, then also adds a .1" to the Z dimension to make up foe the raise in the R value. However I see that as a band aide and would rather have it be R0. and Z-2. Running production that extra .1" of drilling can add up. especially when you are only drilling a 1/4" part, your adding nearly 50% drill depth. I also mentioned in my initial post that Fusion would not post a helix for this machine. However when I made this test piece to make sample posts, it seems to have decided to work. Not sure why it wouldn't work before. I am also going to add a few pages from my Acramatic programming manual for reference. I hope this all makes sense? If theres any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you in advanced.

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