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Create a 5-axis postprocessor

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This is video 14 of 16 in a series about how to create and edit postprocessors with NX Post Builder.


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Tech Tip by Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software



The NX Post Builder application is extremely flexible and powerful, and can provide useful benefits. This online Tech Tip series is intended as an overview of the post builder and postprocessing workflows in NX CAM.


Much of the content discussed in these videos is fairly advanced and while potentially valuable to everyone, it may be more useful to those of you with post processor experience. To get the most from this series, we suggest that you watch the videos in sequence. You can find the other videos in the Postprocessor section of this Tech Tip Knowledge Base.


Videos in this series:

  1. What is a postprocessor?
  2. Create and test a 3-axis postprocessor
  3. Modifying tool change and work offset output
  4. Changing G-codes in Post Builder
  5. Tool Command Language (TCL) - Part 1
  6. Tool Command Language (TCL) - Part 2
  7. Tool Command Language (TCL) - Part 3
  8. Tool Command Language (TCL) - Part 4: More on IF statement
  9. Tool Command Language (TCL) - Part 5: Source and Switch
  10. Using the Custom Command Library
  11. Create a lathe postprocessor
  12. Create a mill-turn postprocessor
  13. Create a 4-axis postprocessor
  14. Create a 5-axis postprocessor
  15. Tilted work plane
  16. User Defined Events


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Aaron Frankel (Community Manager)

could someone please comment on the specifics of getting the output for a 5axis mill (such as mazak variaxis) with dynamic offsetting. the specific output i am looking for is...


G10 L20 P300 X12.3456 Y7.8901 Z25.6789 A0.0 C0.0

G10 L21 P1 X.005 Y.0012 Z6.2334 A-20. C315


M6 T1 (i got this, its only here for ref.)


G54.2 P300

G54.1 P1


this is the type of offsetting that i have been trying to get someone at gtac to hrlp me with but no with a lot of success. can you specifically tell me what exactly to  set (mcs, postbuilder, etc) to get this output?


im getting desperate...please help!




I would ask this in the NX Manufacturing Discussion Forum.


Hola alguien que tenga el postprocesador de 5 ejes para una Mazak Variaxis 630-5X-II   Control Matrix