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Cycle800 and modality

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Does anyone out there know how to make Cycle800 modal? To clarify, I have several operations in a row that do not change tool axis orientation, but post builder posts a Cycle800 between every one of those operations. It's very redundant. I would prefer it only post Cycle800 if it sees a tool axis change in reference to the previous tool axis orientation. Just to note, I have created a UDE at the beginning of the program level so it can be used throughout the program. I guess that how it's currently outputting would be fine, but the first argument of the Cycle800 statement sends the machine back to a retract (Z or XYZ depending on your post Cycle800 macro parameter,  _FR). In conclusion, this wastes a lot of time in air movements. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Cycle800 and modality

Legend
Legend
No I never did. My post guy was going to build me a post where if it doesnt change a tool axis it would just change the first cycle800 line of a 1 to a 0 which will make it not retract in z. He never finished it though :/.
NX11.0.1

Re: Cycle800 and modality

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Dstryr,

Thanks for the quick reply. If I come up with a viable solution, I'll be sure to share it with you. Thanks again!
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Re: Cycle800 and modality

Legend
Legend
I wish I had more time to dig into post builder. I'm just a small machine shop. Maybe someone on here could build us a ude or something. I'm more than willing to pay someone for their time
NX11.0.1

Re: Cycle800 and modality

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For sure! I would pays as well. I'm also s small machine shop, and there's a lot of post modifications I would love to make, but don't have return of time to apply to it. But, I'm going to try! Where is your shop based out of?
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Re: Cycle800 and modality

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Legend
Nothern California. You? What kind of machine are you using? Mine are Quaser.
NX11.0.1

Re: Cycle800 and modality

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Dstryr,

Sorry for the typos, I'm on my smartphone. Lol
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Re: Cycle800 and modality

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Dstryr,

Detroit, Michigan. I'm running a DMG DMU 50 3+2.
Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication….

Re: Cycle800 and modality

Legend
Legend
When I first got my post a few years ago from a guy in the netherlands it would only post cycle800 on index. However it was buggy in other areas and would take long time for fixes. Ended up switching to a locally made post / simulation kit. Maybe tomorrow I'll dig through his post and see how he did it.
NX11.0.1

Re: Cycle800 and modality

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Dstryr,

That would be great! Man, any help would work right now.. currently it's just a waste of movement. How are you currently getting around this issue ?
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