Switching Out Post Processors On Existing Tool Paths

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Frank Kiska
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Switching Out Post Processors On Existing Tool Paths

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I have upgraded my Shark CNC machines to Axiom machines & They take different Post Processors. The Post Processors are not compatible with each other. I have a lot of Tool Paths saved on Flash Drives that I've used on my Shark machine (tap files). My question is this...can I switch from a "tap" post processor to an "mmg" post processor on these Tool Path files...or do I need to rewrite everything using the "mmg" file for my new Axiom machines?

I am a High School Woodshop teacher & any help on this subject will be greatly appreciated.

Frank

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Adrian
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Re: Switching Out Post Processors On Existing Tool Paths

Post by Adrian »

The best way is to re-save them from the Vectric software using the new post processor.

wb9tpg
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Re: Switching Out Post Processors On Existing Tool Paths

Post by wb9tpg »

If speeds and feed rates changed due to the new machine I'd look at the tool paths as well
Gary Mitchell
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