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Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi,

 

I was wondering if there was  a way to get the tool list that I currently have at the bottom of my posts to be moved to the top of the post and then add the tool diameter information to that list.

 

Currently the list is formed at the bottom of the post and the only information it is displaying is the tool number and the minimum Z value. 

 

You guys helped me set that up in the past a few years ago. It would be nice to update it!

 

Thanks

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Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

If you use  MOM_run_postprocessor command you can use a sub post to create the tool list then read it into g-code file and put at top of program. Unzip attached file for procs.

 

  • Import procs from import_into_main_bind_with_start_of_program.tcl into your existing post.
  • Bind PB_CMD_set_output_options in Start of Program, edit set sub_post_name "ENTER SUP POST NAME HERE" , enter what ever the sub post name is going to be .
  • Bind PB_CMD_output_tool_data after PB_CMD_set_output_options
  • Bind PB_CMD_add_tool_list after PB_CMD_output_tool_data
  • Create a new post processor, name it to whatever name you used in step 2
  • Delete anything from sub post that will create output. This is what I have.
  • ScreenHunter_01 May. 01 07.27.gif
  • Import proc from import_into_sub_post_bind_with_auto_tool_change.tcl
  • Bind PB_CMD run_sub_post_2_make_tool_list with auto tool change.

 

Edit PB_CMD run_sub_post_2_make_tool_list for desired output. This is what I have it set for.

ScreenHunter_02 May. 01 07.29.gif

 

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Hi Michael,
Thanks for taking the time for respond. I'm having a few issues. I can't find:
- PB_CMD_set_output_options
- PB_CMD_output_tool_data
- PB_CMD_add_tool_list
- PB_CMD run_sub_post_2_make_tool_list
I'm guessing these are custom commands you created. When you have time, could you send me those files as well? I have a very limited knowledge on programming and I no idea how to make them.

Thanks!

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
I just noticed they are part of the files you sent me so ignore that last reply. I will try to get this working and respond back if I have any issues.

Thanks again.

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Ok, a few questions.
1) Do I have to modify the run_postprocess command?
2) For the sub_post_name, does it need to be in the " " or do I delete the " "?
3) Does the sub post name need to end with .pui. Currently its reading, "tool_list.pui"
4) My current post is already reading the minimum Z levels into the post. Is there a way I could get them entered into your tool list?

Thanks again!

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Update* I got everything to work. Just need to know if the Z minimum info will be able to be transferred into your tool list.

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Experimenter
Experimenter

do you have the tcl file which output the minimum z for each tool? 

I can get a minimum z for one tool and a time.  If I post more than one operation I get the lowest Z from which ever is posted.

Re: Tool List and Info at the beginning of post

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

I do not have any support for min tool length

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