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Tip - VX CAM: How to run third party post processors from PostWorks inside of VX CAM



Use the following procedure to run third party post-processors from PostWorks inside of VX CAM.

  1. In the CAM Plan Manager, right-click on the machine to modify in the manager tree and select Edit from the popup menu. This will display the CAM Machine Manager.
  2. Pick Programming to display the Machine Programming Details Form.
  3. Pick Post Processor and select pworks from the list of supported post processors.
  4. Pick OK from the CAM Machine Manager and then close the form (both forms will close).
  5. In the manager tree right-click on Output and select Edit from the popup menu. This will display the Output Form.
  6. Select the operation to output and then pick the Document tab.
  7. Complete the form as desired making sure to enter the output file name and place a check in the box next to Display Output.
  8. Pick G and M Codes and the NC Program Window will display the G and M codes output for the selected operation. The output file will be created automatically via the PostWorks post processor.

  • The default directory, in which the PostWorks software is installed, is "C:\nccs\postworks\bin." If you installed PostWorks in a different directory, you need to modify the "runpost.bat" file and change PWORKS_PATH accordingly.
  • Do not use any <space> characters in output names or directory names when third party post processors are used.

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