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Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Creator
Creator

I want a tool change code for a lathe that looks like:

 

T0100

G200T0101    <----this line is the problem

T0101

 

The lathe is set up to use G200 as a tool probing trigger so that the probing is optional.  I only want the G200 line to be output when a ude is set  or something.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom


There are probably a dozen different ways to do this.

You could create a UDE and add it to the tool.

You will need a custom tool change procedure in the post to output the tool change code


I would create two template blocks

one with the

G200 T0101

and one with only the

T0101

Them make a custom command to output the desired block and put it in the tool change events

something like this


 
global mom_my_tool_probe


  if { [info exists mom_my_tool_probe ] && $mom_my_tool_probe == "TRUE" } {
   MOM_do_template tool_change_1
   } else {
   MOM_do_template tool_change
   }

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace
Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Creator
Creator
  I temporarily borrowed the "Power" UDE as a trigger for this and it works great.  Now I just need to set up my own UDE.  Thanks for the help.

Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

You could also use the Conditional output in combination with the UDE.

Makes it a bit more visual that the block is conditional.

Conditional Output.png

with "return 1" or "return 0" you decide if the block is outputted.

 

Regards,

Gerrit Koelewijn

Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Nice !!

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace
Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Phenom
Phenom

Yes the conditional block feature added a lot of flexibility to post builder starting V8. Hopefully post configurator gets an interface at some point that offers some of the same block by block editing capability in a graphic way. At this point it seems to be developed for a different post developer (one that won't need to edit anything - or one that can code everything.)

NX12.02
Windows 10 Pro

Re: Post Builder Custom Tool Change

Creator
Creator
Agreed, That would be nice to have in a graphic way.

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