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Create and test a 3-axis postprocessor

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This is video 2 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)

Hi,How to see these videos?



There should be a "Play Video" button in the image above.


To see all the Tech Tip videos, click here:


On the right select the label for Postprocessors.



Hello Dear Sir

I Would like to know about my fanuc 3axis Oi-MD Series Postprocessor.


I have some problem ,please see my NC Code

This code is post from mastercam (other programmer's post) and this is ok for my fanuc Oi-MD


N100 G21
N110 G0 G17 G40 G49 G80 G90
N120 M6 T1
N130 G0 G90 G54 X-7. Y1.5 A0. S3500 M3
N140 G43 H1 Z5.





N2720 G1 X7.
N2730 G0 Z5.
N2740 M5
N2750 G91 G28 Z0. M9
N2760 A0.
N2770 M01
N2780 M6 T5

N2790 G0 G90 G54 X7. Y-3.5 A0. S2200 M3
N2800 G43 H5 Z5. M8
N2810 Z2.


But i can use only NX 8.0, so i create new postprocessor,

i follw your guide video from youtube.

The Follow code are post with my postprocessor


N1 G21 G80
N2 G90 G40 G17 G49 G00
N3 G28 G91 Z0.0 M09
N4 T01 M06
N5 G54
N6 G90 G00 X5.361 Y16. S2000 M03
N7 G43 Z10. H01







N52 Z-9.
N53 G00 Z10.
N54 Z0.0
N55 G28 G91 Z0.0 M09
N56 T03 M06
N57 G54
N58 G90 G00 X25.5 Y-28. S2000 M03
N59 G43 Z10. H03
N60 Z-9.


"N3 G28 G91 Z0.0 M09" I don't need this code on start program

Would like to change N4 T01 M06 To N4 M06 T01


How can I fix this problem sir

thank you so much