Multicam knife post processor

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Robroy
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Multicam knife post processor

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Good day. We are having a problem using the knife with our machine. We have a Multicam Apex 3r. If I use the knife (tool #31) the knife will lift after the first object is cut but then lower before traversing to the next object, therefore cutting across the substrate. If I switch the tool to any tool number associated to what is on the linear rail (8 tool linear rail) it cuts fine. I reached out to Multicam and they say that the issue is with how Aspire is producing the post processor correctly. I have attached the gcode for each file. From what I see, they are identical with the exception of the tool and the speed.

Files are setup from surface of machine and in metric.

Can anyone recognize any issues? How can, if necessary, have Vectric produce a corrected post?

Thank you in advance
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You might also send an email to support@vectric.com

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Would be nice if Multicam had said what they believe the issue with the post processor is. As you've said the only difference between those files is the tool number and the feed rate.

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Re: Multicam knife post processor

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They complained about the addition of G17, ommission of G70. They mentioned that they have zero issue with using Enroute. Their attitude is that the machine only does what it is told to do so therefore it has to be the post. I tried arguing with them that perhaps it's the interpetation of the code and they disagreed.

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