Fusion 360 post processor file for Plamac

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23 Sep 2020 07:34 #183419 by phillc54
I think you have pretty well nailed it...

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23 Sep 2020 09:11 #183435 by turbodude
yay, I got there in the end. Thanks for all your help guys.

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26 Sep 2020 10:30 - 26 Sep 2020 10:31 #183824 by turbodude
Thankyou docwelch for creating the F360 PlasmaC post processor. It is much appreciated. I have been trying it out and there seems to be some issues with it which I discussed with Phil.
The main issues found are that small hole activated gcode is mising some of the M3's so the torch doesn't fire and it has many unrequired trailing periods/full stops. Explained in full here with attached gcode examples: forum.linuxcnc.org/plasmac/40132-plasmac...call-in-gcode#183822

Unfortunately I am not familiar enough to modify the PP code so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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05 Oct 2022 02:02 - 05 Oct 2022 09:17 #253487 by LucasWorx
How are you guys able to save the F360 post processor posted by docwelch? I have tried deleting the .txt ext, saving in my cloud library but I cannot open it or get it to work in Fusion. Did he leave a step out? Maybe it's common knowledge but this is my first attempt at using a PP through Fusion and I can't seem to get from the .txt file to a working file. Can anyone enlighten me?

Edit: Through some trial and error, I was able to figure this out.
Last edit: 05 Oct 2022 09:17 by LucasWorx.

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19 Jan 2023 21:25 - 19 Jan 2023 21:37 #262434 by Doug @ Design8Studio.com
To @docwelch: Thank you for sharing the Fusion 360 PlasmaC post processor.

I found it shared here:
forum.linuxcnc.org/plasmac/38438-plasmac-post-processors#159042

I am currently attempting use of it while running QTPlasmaC on LinuxCNC 2.10.

Whenever I open the posted NGC file in QTPlasmaC I get an error notice of "M3 command detected before movement" — along with many instances of line numbers of this issue.

EDITED TO SAY:

I feel sheepish. It seems I tested with an old, wrong file at first (outputted from another PP). I just now redid the test, being extra careful, and the file from the PlasmaC named PP opened in QTPlasmaC without any errors!

Thanks again! 
Last edit: 19 Jan 2023 21:37 by Doug @ Design8Studio.com.

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19 Jan 2023 23:04 #262439 by rodw
Download Sheetcam and try it out.
From a sketch of your flattened part in F360, right click and save as DXF. Then open in Sheetcam.
Sheetcam is very powerful for Plasma cutting. I'm sure you won't go back.
 
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20 Jan 2023 02:37 #262451 by Doug @ Design8Studio.com
I will consider it... the price in USD (currently $136.30) is a hurdle right now. I did indeed get a functional NGC file for cutting, using Fusion 360 with the Post Processor!

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20 Jan 2023 02:53 #262453 by tommylight
SheetCAM has a free/trial version for Linux, hopefully, been a while.
It outputs valid gcode but limits to 500 lines, i think.

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20 Jan 2023 03:03 #262455 by Doug @ Design8Studio.com
They must have tightened up their policy as their site currently says,

"Note this download is limited to approximately 180 lines of generated code."

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20 Jan 2023 06:19 #262460 by rodw
Even 180 lines is enought to cut many parts unless you want multiple parts on the one sheet.

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