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Trouble using Machine Simulation with 4th (rotary axis)

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rishik_thimmaiahgari
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Trouble using Machine Simulation with 4th (rotary axis)

Hey, 

So I'm currently trying to build my own custom 3-axis mill (Proxxon FF500) and I would like to add a fourth (rotary) axis to it, which sits on the table. I've tried using the Siemens Mill/Turn post processor and the grbl post processor by enabling the fourth axis by editing its code. However, in the manufacture mode, my setup does not allow me to simulate with machine with either of the post processors even though my machine is set up appropriately in the machine builder with the right kinematics. Fusion also doesn't offer any Machine-Simulation ready post processors that have both Milling and cutting functions. I would greatly appreciate some help as to what can be done so that I can simulate mill/turn using my custom machine. Attached are some photos which may help you understand my concern.

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Hi @rishik_thimmaiahgari Currently Fusion only supports machine simulation for milling. 3 axis, 4 axis, and 5 axis are supported. Turning operations and lathe mill turn functions are currently not possible. 

 

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Kevin

Kevin Ellingson
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