post processors for artcam 2018

gok

GOK
Hello I am trying to carve a crest file made in artcam 2018. I am struggling to get toolpath files to work correctly on the masso. what post processor would work correctly with artcam?



sincerely,

George
 

gok

GOK
Hello

the documentation says that for Autodesk "FUSION 360" to use the post processor in the link.

but Artcam is different than fusion 360
 

testyourdesign

testyourdesign
Hi @gok

I thought Artcam was no longer available after Autodesk shut it down. Have you tried using the Mach 3 post in ArtCam?

Stephen Brown
 

gok

GOK
Hi Stephen

they just stopped supporting Artcam and won't develop the app any longer.

I am a newbie, would I use .TAP or .cnc

George
 

testyourdesign

testyourdesign
Hi @gok

I have not used artcam but in my experience with similar programs Masso can read most Mach3 posts. Based on the available post processors on the AutoDesk web site you should be able to use the Mach3_4-MM-Arcs.com post processor in ArtCam to output a standard text file with the necessary G-Code that Masso should be able to read. However, you may need to rename the file using one of the recognized file extensions if they don't offer an option to set it properly in ArtCam. The recognized extensions are found on this page MASSO SUPPORTED FILE EXTENSIONS. I would try it with a simple part to test if it works to your satisfaction before committing to a large program. Hope this helps!

Cheers, Stephen Brown
 

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