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    Default Post File Problems using Inventor HSM and Centroid

    I'm running an old Bridgeport with Centroid AllInOneDC/CNC12 controls. I am programming in Inventor 2020 with HSM Ultimate. The mill has been doing great working with 3 axis, so I decided to put together a job using a 4th "A" axis. The rotary axis is a HAAS HRT 210. I met my match!

    On the HSM sight there is only one post file for Centroid. It fails to process, saying it does not support the tool path. For lack of ideas, and since I have a HAAS table, I tried using a HASS generic file with A axis. It will post a code file that works, but seems to ignore the setup from inventor and makes up it's own part initial points.

    Can anyone recommend the proper HSM post processing file to use with the Centroid AllInOneDC?

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    Have you contacted Centroid to see if they have made any post for Autodesk HSM CAM products or checked the HSM Forum?

    I say Autodesk HSM because the post will work for Fusion 360, Inventor CAM and HSMWorks.

    Post Library for Autodesk Fusion 360 | Autodesk Fusion 360 and then search Centroid

    centroid-post.jpg

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    Well, I've still been working on the issue. Last night I realized that I may have been mixing coordinate systems in Inventor, which was not helping the job. I re-built the CAM and will see how it works today.

    I still could use some guidance on how to choose a correct post format.

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    Thanks, Len. I was posting as you were. Yes, that was the source of my Centroid post file...but it doesn't seem to work. I will call Centroid now...

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    Do you have your post setup for multi-axis work? I have no experience with Centroid, but I have had to go into the post and change setting before it will post out correctly for 4 and 5 axis work.

    See here for info.

    How to set up a 4/5 axis machine configuration in Fusion 360 and HSM CAM Post Processors | Autodesk HSM | Autodesk Knowledge Network

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    Thanks...I will dig into the cps and see if I can find the multi axis set up. After reading that info I am sure that's it. I'll let you know how it goes...

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    Hello

    I just had some questions with my HSM works with my prototrack controller regarding something I wanted to do with a program. It entitled some changes to a post so I contacted HSM and they were more than helpful in getting the issue resolved. Some gentleman was responding to my late on a Saturday!!
    Im Pretty sure you just need a simple change in the post and they should be able to do that for you.

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