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reducing lines generated by post processor

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Hi there folks, this is my first post . . .and of course, it starts wth me being the student rather than the teacher :-)

 

I am using a CNC mill that has a limit of N#### being <= 9999  where the #### is what is limited (N####), I believe I can have more lines.   I also believe there is no need for N line numbers when there is no change in either G-code commands or M-code commands.  I am wondering if anyone knows how to suppress the N numbers when all that is happening is x, y and z are changing directions under one G command (usually G1)

 

I am hoping that there is a "built-in" way to do this rather than resorting to coding up a process to accomplish this outside of F360

 

Also, if I list the x,y & z-movements (for example), do I have to separate them with a  ; and place them on their own line (without the traditional N### in front

I hope I am being clear here. . .happy to expand this request with examples if not 

 

Thanks to all that assist.

 

All the best

Camcompco

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Re: reducing lines generated by post processor

Tuesday in reply to: camcompco

The "built-in" method is an "across-the-board" toggle of N numbers. They are either on or off. 

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camcompco wrote:

 

 

Also, if I list the x,y & z-movements (for example), do I have to separate them with a  ; and place them on their own line (without the traditional N### in front

I hope I am being clear here. . .happy to expand this request with examples if not 

 

Thanks to all that assist.

 

All the best

Camcompco


 

Not certain what you mean here. Are you talking about manually adding additional movement to the code after you process the job through F360? If so, no, you do not need to put the ;

G01 X1.Y1.F50.

G00 X5.

G1Y2.5F10

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Re: reducing lines generated by post processor

Tuesday in reply to: camcompco

Also dont forget to use smoothing for less code as well.

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Re: reducing lines generated by post processor

Tuesday in reply to: HybridMachinist

Thanks for that suggestion, but, what exactly is smoothing and how do I turn it on?  I am relatively new to cam, I have mostly been using conversational Fanuc 21i

 

thanks again

John

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Re: reducing lines generated by post processor

Tuesday in reply to: camcompco

There is a checkbox in the Passes tab of just about every toolpath.

 

There is a very good thread about it here: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/computer-aided-machining-cam/understanding-smoothing/td-p/6636189

Neal Stein



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