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Mastercam X5 Lathe - Professional Courseware


Copyright: 1998 -2010 In-House Solutions Inc. All rights reserved
Software: Mastercam X5
Author: Mariana Lendel
ISBN: 978-1-926566-75-7
Revision Date: October 12, 2010
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2D GEOMETRY ....................................................................................................... 1
Starting Mastercam .....................................................................................................................2
Overview Of The Graphical User Interface ...................................................................................2
Setting Toolbars States For Lathe ................................................................................................3
Setting The Grid ..........................................................................................................................5
Navigate Through Mastercam .....................................................................................................6
Data Entry Shortcuts .................................................................................................................11
The Right Mouse Click Menu .....................................................................................................12
Autocursor ................................................................................................................................13
Setting The Construction And Tool Plane To DZ .........................................................................15
Exercise 1: Create Point Position ...............................................................................................16
Exercise 2: Create Rectangles ....................................................................................................17
Exercise 3: Create Lines .............................................................................................................17
Exercise 4: Create Fillets ............................................................................................................19
Exercise 5: Trim Commands .......................................................................................................21
Exercise 6: Xform Mirror ............................................................................................................24
Create Drawing #1 .....................................................................................................................25
Create Drawing # 2 ....................................................................................................................27
Angle Measurement ..................................................................................................................28
Exercise 7: Break .......................................................................................................................29
Exercise 8: Join ..........................................................................................................................30
Exercise 9: Create Chamfer ........................................................................................................31
Select Chamfer.MCX.-5 ..............................................................................................................31
Create Drawing # 3 ....................................................................................................................32
Create Drawing # 4 ....................................................................................................................33
Create Drawing # 5 ....................................................................................................................33
Exercise 10: Xform Offset ..........................................................................................................34
Create Drawing # 6 ....................................................................................................................35
Exercise 11: Create Arcs .............................................................................................................36
Create Drawing # 7 ....................................................................................................................37
Create Drawing # 8 ....................................................................................................................37
Create Drawing # 9 ....................................................................................................................38
Exercise 12: Create Tangent Arcs ...............................................................................................38
Create Drawing # 10 ..................................................................................................................40
Create Drawing # 11 ..................................................................................................................40
Create Drawing # 12 ..................................................................................................................41
Exercise 13: Translate Command ...............................................................................................41
Create Drawing # 13 ..................................................................................................................42
Exercise 14: Analyze Command .................................................................................................43
Exercise 15: Using The Attributes Command ..............................................................................44
Exercise 16: Managing Levels .....................................................................................................45
How To Name Levels .................................................................................................................46
How To Hide Levels To Easily Control Which Areas Of The Drawing Are Visible At Any Time ......47
Exercise 17: Change Attributes Command .................................................................................48
Exercise 18: Dimension The Geometry .......................................................................................49
Exercise 19: Analyze The Chain ..................................................................................................50
Select Analyze Chain.MCX-5 ......................................................................................................50
Exercise 20: Converting From Different Cad Packages ................................................................54

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Key Mapping .............................................................................................................................55


Customizing Drop Down Menus ................................................................................................57
Customize The Right Mouse Button Menu .................................................................................57
Example: Add The Zoom Target To The Right Mouse Menu .......................................................58
Key Mapping .............................................................................................................................60
Example: Allocate Alt + L For Create Line Endpoint ....................................................................60

2D TOOLPATHS ................................................................................................... 63
Exercise 1: Chaining Options .....................................................................................................64
Exercise 2: Drawing #1.MCX-5 ...................................................................................................67
Machine Definition ....................................................................................................................67
Properties .................................................................................................................................67
Lathe Face Toolpath ..................................................................................................................68
About The Operations Manager ................................................................................................70
Backplotting The Toolpath .........................................................................................................70
Lathe Rough Toolpath ...............................................................................................................72
Lathe Finish Toolpath ................................................................................................................73
Verify ........................................................................................................................................74
Center Drill The Hole .................................................................................................................77
Drill The Hole ............................................................................................................................77
Lathe Finish (Id) Toolpath ..........................................................................................................78
Post Processing The File ............................................................................................................79
Exercise 3: Drawing #2.MCX-5 ...................................................................................................79
Properties .................................................................................................................................80
Lathe Face Toolpath ..................................................................................................................81
Lathe Stock Flip Toolpath ..........................................................................................................82
Lathe Face Toolpath ..................................................................................................................83
Lathe Rough Toolpath ...............................................................................................................83
Lathe Finish Toolpath ................................................................................................................84
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify .........................................................................................85
Post Process The File .................................................................................................................85
Exercise 4: Drawing #3.MCX-5 ...................................................................................................85
Properties .................................................................................................................................85
Lathe Face Toolpath ..................................................................................................................86
Lathe Rough Toolpath ...............................................................................................................86
Lathe Finish Toolpath ................................................................................................................87
Lathe Groove Toolpath ..............................................................................................................88
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify .........................................................................................90
Post Process The File .................................................................................................................90
Exercise 5: Drawing #4.MCX-5 ...................................................................................................90
Properties .................................................................................................................................90
Center Drill The Hole .................................................................................................................91
Drill 3/4 Diameter Through Hole ................................................................................................91
Lathe Rough Toolpath ...............................................................................................................92
Lathe Finish Toolpath ................................................................................................................92
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify .........................................................................................93
Post Process The Toolpaths .......................................................................................................93
Exercise 6: Drawing # 5.MCX-5 ..................................................................................................94

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Properties .................................................................................................................................94
Lathe Face Toolpath ..................................................................................................................94
Lathe Rough Toolpath ...............................................................................................................95
Create A New Tool .....................................................................................................................96
Lathe Finish Toolpath ................................................................................................................97
Lathe Thread Toolpath ..............................................................................................................98
Post Process The File .................................................................................................................99
Exercise 7: Drawing # 6.MCX-5 ................................................................................................ 100
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 100
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 100
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 101
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 101
Lathe Groove Toolpath ............................................................................................................ 101
Center Drill The Hole ................................................................................................................ 103
Drill 3/4 Diameter Hole ........................................................................................................... 103
Rough The Id ........................................................................................................................... 103
Finish The Id ............................................................................................................................ 104
Break All The Od Sharp Corners To Fillet Them With A 0.005 Radius ........................................ 104
Cut-off The Part ....................................................................................................................... 105
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify ....................................................................................... 106
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 106
Exercise 8: Drawing # 7.MCX-5 ................................................................................................ 106
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 106
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 107
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 107
Machine The Profile Groove Using A Rough Toolpath .............................................................. 108
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 108
Machine The 0.1 Width Groove In One Pass Using A Tool With The Same Width ..................... 109
Cut-off The Part ....................................................................................................................... 109
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify ....................................................................................... 110
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 110
Exercise 9: Drawing # 8.MCX-5 ................................................................................................ 110
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 110
Define The Tailstock ................................................................................................................ 111
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 111
Center Drill The Part ................................................................................................................ 112
Advance The Stock Using Lathe Stock Advance Toolpath ......................................................... 112
Advance The Tailstock Using Lathe Tailstock Advanced Toolpath ............................................ 113
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 113
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 114
Machine The 0.375 Width Groove ........................................................................................... 114
Check The Toolpaths Using Verify ............................................................................................ 115
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 115
Exercise 10: Drawing # 10.MCX-5 ............................................................................................. 116
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 116
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 117
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 117
Rough The Back Of The Part .................................................................................................... 117

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Machine The Profile Groove Using Groove Toolpath And A Round Insert Groove .................... 118
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 120
Cut-off The Part ....................................................................................................................... 120
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify ....................................................................................... 120
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 120
Exercise 11: Drawing #12.MCX-5 ............................................................................................. 121
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 121
Define The Right Spindle ......................................................................................................... 122
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 123
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 123
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 124
Transfer The Stock Using Lathe Stock Transfer Toolpath .......................................................... 124
Face The Right Side .................................................................................................................. 125
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 128
Finish The Od .......................................................................................................................... 129
Center Drill The Hole ............................................................................................................... 129
Drill 1.0 Diameter Hole ............................................................................................................ 130
Machine The Chamfer Using Finish Toolpath ........................................................................... 130
Checking The Toolpaths Using Verify ....................................................................................... 130
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 130
Exercise 12: Drawing #3.MCX-5 ............................................................................................... 131
Facing Toolpath ....................................................................................................................... 131
Roughing Toolpath .................................................................................................................. 132
Finishing Toolpath ................................................................................................................... 132
Grooving Toolpath .................................................................................................................. 133
Stock Transfer ......................................................................................................................... 134
Stock Transfer ......................................................................................................................... 135
Cutoff Toolpath ....................................................................................................................... 136
Stock Transfer ......................................................................................................................... 137
Facing Toolpath ....................................................................................................................... 137
Exercise 13: Drawing #14.MCX-5 ............................................................................................. 138
Option # 1 - Import The Solidworks File ................................................................................... 138
Move The Part So The Front Face Is At The Origin .................................................................... 139
Use Turn Profile To Create Geometry From The Solid .............................................................. 140
Option #2 - Open The Drawing File .......................................................................................... 141
Properties ............................................................................................................................... 141
Lathe Face Toolpath ................................................................................................................ 142
Rough The Od .......................................................................................................................... 142
Finishing Toolpath ................................................................................................................... 143
Grooving Toolpath .................................................................................................................. 143
Finish The Groove With A Rounded Tool ................................................................................. 147
Rough The Id ........................................................................................................................... 149
Finish The Id ............................................................................................................................ 150
Grooving Toolpath .................................................................................................................. 150
Check The Toolpaths Using Verify ............................................................................................ 153
Post Process The File ............................................................................................................... 153

DRAWINGS ........................................................................................................ 154

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2D TOOLPATHS

EXERCISE 1: CHAINING OPTIONS

EXERCISE 1: CHAINING OPTIONS


NOTE: Chaining is used to select a number of entities when modifying or transforming existing entities or
when creating a toolpath. The entities form a chain when the distance between two consecutive entity
endpoints is less than the chaining tolerance (0.0001 in the system configuration).
Resources - Download the file from www.emastercam.com/files/
File
Open
Select CHAIN.MCX-5

Use Analyze, Analyze Chain and select the geometry as shown. Notice that the chain starts with the entity that
you select, from its closest endpoint. As well take note that the entire contour is selected.

NOTE: Choose the Reverse button to change the chaining direction

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if needed.

EXERCISE 1: CHAINING OPTIONS

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Select the Expand button in the upper left corner of the chaining dialog box.
chaining options.

. This will show more

You can change the starting location using the Forward, Backward or Dynamic buttons.

Choose the Forward or Back button. The chaining arrow will move along the chain one entity at a time. continue moving the chaining arrow until the point is in the desired position.
Choose the Dynamic button and move the mouse along the contour to move the chaining arrow. When the
arrow is in the desired position click to select the point.
Choose Unselect to Unselect the chain.

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EXERCISE 1: CHAINING OPTIONS

To create a partial chain select the Partial button


in the Chaining dialog box. Select the first entity of the
chain then select the entity where you want the chain to stop as shown below.

Choose Unselect to Unselect the chain


Select the Options button

and enable the Color Mask.

Select only the color Red #12.


Select one entity from the groove to create the chain.

NOTE: Note that all of the color red entities are automatically selected. Make sure that you disable the color
mask for future selections.

Select the OK button to exit the Chaining dialog box

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EXERCISE 2: DRAWING #1.MCX-5

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EXERCISE 2: DRAWING #1.MCX-5


Open the file that you created earlier in the geometry creation section
File
Open
Select DRAWING #1.MCX-5

MACHINE DEFINITION
NOTE: The Machine Definition is a model of your machines capabilities and features and acts like a template
for setting up machining jobs. It is a schematic model of your machine tool's components (such as which linear
and rotary axes are present), how they are connected together, and kinematics settings such as maximum
motion rates.
The machine definition is tightly integrated with the control definition and post processor.

NOTE: The control definition tells the post processor about your control's capabilities and requirements. It
initializes many NC settings and post variables.
The control definition tells Mastercam which post processors have been configured for this machine. Most
machine and control definitions are only configured for a single post processor.

NOTE: A special program called a post processor reads your Mastercam file and writes the appropriate NC
code. Generally every machine will require its own post.

PROPERTIES
Tool Settings
Set the Program number to 1.
Enable the options Assign tool numbers sequentially and Warn of duplicate tool numbers.

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LATHE FACE TOOLPATH

Enable Feed Calculation From tool.

Establishing the stock size


NOTE: Stock Setup allows you to establish the stock size, the size and location of the chuck, tailstock size and
steady rest. This information will be used when generating the toolpaths to check for any collisions and in
Verify to simulate the machining process.
Stock
Enable Left Spindle.
Set the stock size by selecting Properties.
Set the Geometry to Cylinder.
Set the OD = 5.0
Length = 2.4
Z=0
Axis -Z
Enable Use Margins
OD Margin = 0.2
Right margin = 0.2
Left margin = 2.0
Select the Preview button to check the stock.
Press Esc to continue.
Chuck Jaws
Enable Left Spindle.
Set the chuck size and the location by selecting Properties.
Set the Profile to Parameters.
Select the Clamping method the OD #1.
Keep the default values for the chuck size.
In Position enable From stock, Grip on maximum diameter.
Grip length = 0.5
Select the Preview button to check the chuck.
Press Esc to continue.

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Toolpath Parameters
Select the OD Rough Right 80 deg.
Tool/Offset Number set to 1
Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Face Parameters
Make sure that Use stock is enabled.
Finish Z = 0
Entry amount = 0.1(sets the distance from the stock that the cutter starts to feed).

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LATHE FACE TOOLPATH

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Rough stepover = 0.07 (sets the amount of stock that gets removed during each rough cut).
Finish stepover = 0.01 (sets the amount of stock that gets removed during each finish cut).
Overcut amount = 0.03 (sets the distance that the tool cuts past the part center line).
Retract amount = 0.1 (sets the distance the tool moves away from the face of the part before it rapids to the
start of the next cut).
Stock to leave = 0
Establish the cutter compensation type and direction
Cutter compensation set to Computer and the compensation direction set to Left.

NOTE: Compensation types gives you the ability to compensate for the radius of the cutting tool. There are
four compensation types: computer, control, wear and reverse wear.
Control this parameter outputs a command for cutter compensation in the G-code. You need to enter the tool
diameter in the machine controller.
Computer this parameter builds cutter compensation directly into the Mastercam toolpath.
Wear combines both compensations in computer and in control. You would enter the difference between the
selected tool size in Mastercam and the reground tool size at the controller.
Reverse wear combines both compensations in computer and in control. If the difference between the
selected tool size in Mastercam and the reground tool size is negative, the system automatically reverses the
compensation. For controllers that do not accept negative offset values.
Off select Off and the system will ignore cutter compensation within the computer. Used with engraving toolpaths. For more information on the Cutter Compensation type and direction in the General Notes.

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ABOUT THE OPERATIONS MANAGER

ABOUT THE OPERATIONS MANAGER


The Operations Manager lists all operations in the current job. Use this dialog box to sort, edit, regenerate,
verify and post any operations. You can enter this dialog box by selecting the Toolpaths tab.

BACKPLOTTING THE TOOLPATH


NOTE: Backplotting shows the path the tools take to cut your part. This display lets you spot errors in the
program before you machine the part. As you backplot toolpaths, Mastercam displays the current X, Y, and Z
coordinates in the left side of the status bar (lower left corner of the screen).

NOTE: Make sure the following buttons are enabled.

Select the Play button in the VCR near the top of the screen.

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BACKPLOTTING THE TOOLPATH

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Expand the Backplot dialog box by selecting the double arrow and pick the info tab to get an approximate
machining time.

Step mode lets you advance the tool along the toolpath entity by entity or with a preset step. Each time you
click on Step forward button
Play

the tool advances to the next point in the toolpath.

mode advances the tool along the toolpath in one continuous motion without pausing. You can pause

it by selecting Stop button

Display with color codes

will display the toolpaths using different colors.

Display tool
Options.

will display the tool as a wireframe or shaded based on the choice you make in the Backplot

Display holder
will display the tool holder as a wireframe or shaded based on the choice you make in the
Backplot Options.
Display rapid moves

will display the rapid moves.

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Quick Verify

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shows the toolpath shaded based on the tool diameter used.

Option button
opens the Backplot Options dialog box and lets you determine general display parameters
such as how the tool moves on the screen (General Settings), and how the tool and the motion look on the
screen (Appearance).
Save as geometry

button allows you to save the geometry created by the backplot.

LATHE ROUGH TOOLPATH


Using the Partial
ing.

chaining method, select the first entity of the chain and the last one to complete chain-

Toolpath Parameters
Select the existing OD Rough Right 80 deg.
Tool/Offset Number set to 1
Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Rough Parameters
Make sure that Overlap is enabled to overlap the previous cut before making the next cut.
Entry amount = 0.1 (set the distance from the stock that the cutter starts to feed).
Depth of cut = 0.07 (sets the amount of stock that gets remove during each cutting pass).
Enable Equal steps.
Minimum cut depth = 0.05 (determines the smallest cut that can be taken per pass).
Stock to leave in X = 0.01
Stock to leave in Z= 0.01
Cutting method set to One-way and the Rough Direction/Angle =0
Cutter compensation in Computer to the Right.
Enable Lead In/Out and disable Use entry vector, and set in the Lead out, the Exit Vector to Angle =45 and
Length = 0.1
Enable Extend/ shorten end of contour.
Enable Extend and add the Amount = 0.2
Disable stock recognition.

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LATHE FINISH TOOLPATH

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Backplot the last toolpath

NOTE: The first cut amount is too big. The reason for this is that
the system calculates the depth cuts based of the selected
geometry without taking into consideration the stock.
Select Parameters and change the Stock Recognition to Use
stock for outer boundary.

The Adjust Stock dialog box will appear, leave the default settings in the dialog box and select the Ok button.

Regenerate the toolpath.

Backplot the toolpath again.

LATHE FINISH TOOLPATH


Click on the Last button,
tion.

Mastercam will select the same chain as the one selected in the previous opera-

Toolpath Parameters
Select the OD Finish Right 35 deg tool.

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VERIFY

Tool/Offset Number are set to 2


Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Finish Parameters
Finish stepover = 0.01 (set the amount of stock to be removed).
Number of finish passes = 1
Stock to leave in X = 0
Stock to leave in Z = 0
Finish direction set to OD.
Cutter compensation in Computer to the Right.
Enable Lead In/Out and set Use entry vector Angle = 180 and Length = 0.1
In the Lead out, set the Exit Vector to Angle = 45 and Length = 0.1
Enable Extend/ shorten end of contour.
Enable Extend and add the Amount = 0.2
Backplot the last toolpath

VERIFY
NOTE: Verify uses a solid model to simulate the machining of a part.

Select the Select All Operations button

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in the Operations Manager.

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VERIFY

Select the Verify button

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in the Operations Manager.

NOTE: To be able to see any tool collisions enable Stop on collision.

Select the Options button

and enable Change tool/color to see the material that is cut by each tool.

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VERIFY

The stock shape is a Cylinder boundary. The stock sizes are displayed according to the Stock Setup settings.

Select the OK button to exit the Verify Options dialog box.


Pick the Play button to run the verification for the part.

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CENTER DRILL THE HOLE

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CENTER DRILL THE HOLE


Toolpath Parameters
Select a 1/2 Inch Center drill.
Tool/Offset Number are set to 3
Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Simple drill - no peck
Depth = -0.25
Clearance = 0.25 incr.
Retract = 0.1 incr.
Cycle set to Drill/Cbore.
Backplot the drill operation
Enable the Quick verify button.

DRILL THE HOLE


Toolpath Parameters
Select a 3/4 Inch Drill.
Tool/Offset Number are set to 4
Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Simple drill - no peck
Depth = -2.4
Clearance = 0.25 incr.
Retract = 0.1 incr.
Cycle set to Peck Drill.
1st peck = 0.2
Enable Drill tip compensation.
Breakthrough amount 0.25
Backplot the drill operation

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LATHE FINISH (ID) TOOLPATH

LATHE FINISH (ID) TOOLPATH


Click on the Single

button, and select the line.

Toolpath Parameters
Select a ID Finish Min 0.5 Boring bar.
Tool/Offset Number are set to 5
Set the Coolant On.
Set the Home Position From the Machine.
Finish Parameters
Finish stepover = 0.01
Number of finish passes = 1
Stock to leave in X = 0
Stock to leave in Z = 0
Finish direction set to ID.
Cutter compensation set to Computer to the Left.
Enable Lead In/Out and set Use entry vector Angle = 180 and Length = 0.1
In the Lead out, the Exit Vector to Angle = -45 and Length = 0.05
Enable Extend/ shorten end of contour.
Enable Extend and add the Amount = 0.1
Backplot the last toolpath

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POST PROCESSING THE FILE

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POST PROCESSING THE FILE


NOTE: A post processor is a program that converts a toolpath, which contains all the information necessary to
machine a part, into an NC program. This code is required by a particular machine and control combination to
machine the part. A generic post processor and a control definition must be customized for the specific
machine and control combination. A post customizing file (*.PST) describes the post processor, including the
miscellaneous integers used, canned text values, debugging and program switches, system variables, format
statements, etc.
Run the post processor.

NOTE: The NC program may be saved, and sent directly to the lathe machine associated with the post.

EXERCISE 3: DRAWING #2.MCX-5


Open the file that you created earlier in the geometry creation section
File
Open
Select DRAWING 2.MCX

NOTE: We need to reverse the geometry (Xform Mirror) and move the part
to machine first the back of the part (facing it).
Make sure that a Lathe machine is selected. Otherwise; select the lathe
default.

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