We have a large 5-Axis mill with a Heidenhain controller we are looking to run some live 5-Axis programs on. Currently, the machine will move line by line and stop at every line instead of feeding continuously throughout the program. For some reason, it seems Visi/Work NC have never had a live 5-axis post for a Heidenhain control before (same old BS).... lol

We're convinced it's an issue with the post. We may be wrong though and maybe there's a setting/parameter that needs to be changed to activate live-5 on the control?

Here's an example of the programs our posts are spitting out now:

0 BEGIN PGM VISI TEST 5AX CODE INCH

1 M129

2 ;

3 * ;-

4 ; BALL NOSE

PLANE RESET STAY

5 ;

6 ; SAFETY POSITION

7 L Z-3. FMAX M91 ;Z-SAFETY

8 ;

9 L C0 A0 R0 FMAX

10 CYCL DEF 247 DATUM SETTING ~

11 Q339=+1 ;Datum Number

12 ;BALLNOSE DIAMETER +0.25 LENGTH 2.437

13 TOOL CALL 125 Z S2000

14 L M3

PLANE RESET STAY

15 CYCL DEF 7.0 DATUM SHIFT

16 CYCL DEF 7.1 X+0.

17 CYCL DEF 7.2 Y+0.

18 CYCL DEF 7.3 Z+0.

19 ;

20 M128 ; TCPM ON

21 M126 ; SHORTEST PATH TRAVEL

22 M11 ; UNLOCK AXIS

23 L X+1.74998 Y+2.30159 C-0.013 FMAX

24 L Z+6.4 FMAX

25 L A+10. FMAX

26 CYCL DEF 32.0 TOLERANCE

27 CYCL DEF 32.1 T0.0012

28 CYCL DEF 32.2 HSC-MODE:1 TA5

29 L R0 FMAX

30 L Y+2.32484 Z+6.26812 FMAX

31 L X+1.75001 Y+2.3943 Z+5.8742 A+10. C-0.013 F100

32 L X-1.74959 Y+2.3943 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+0.136

33 L X-1.76448 Y+2.39411 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+1.086

34 L X-1.79334 Y+2.39284 Z+5.87419 A+10. C+3.926

35 L X-1.82209 Y+2.39026 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+6.408

36 L X-1.85133 Y+2.38628 Z+5.87419 A+10. C+9.072

37 L X-1.87359 Y+2.38234 Z+5.87421 A+10. C+11.456

38 L X-1.89553 Y+2.37766 Z+5.87424 A+10. C+13.419

39 L X-1.91845 Y+2.3719 Z+5.87424 A+10.001 C+14.668

40 L X-1.94241 Y+2.3649 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+17.383

41 L X-1.96596 Y+2.35703 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+19.554

42 L X-1.98933 Y+2.3482 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+22.104

43 L X-2.01217 Y+2.33855 Z+5.87423 A+10. C+23.79

44 L X-2.03538 Y+2.32765 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+26.315

45 L X-2.05805 Y+2.31589 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+28.597

46 L X-2.08023 Y+2.30324 Z+5.87421 A+10. C+30.855

47 L X-2.10207 Y+2.2896 Z+5.87421 A+10. C+33.122

48 L X-2.12355 Y+2.27497 Z+5.87421 A+10. C+35.405

49 L X-2.14439 Y+2.25949 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+37.703

50 L X-2.16462 Y+2.24316 Z+5.8742 A+10. C+40.024

Every move after line 30 the machine makes the move and then stops instead of moving smoothly through those moves.

What would be greatly appreciated would be if any of you have a live-5 post for Visi/Work NC and wouldn't mind outputting some random program for us. Then we can compare programs and change the post accordingly.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Brandon