I have the 4-axis package and have used a wrapping group to engrave text around a 20mm cylinder.
BC 25 is generating 5-axis code (X,Y,Z,B & C) despite having 4 axis mill selected and only being licensed for 4 axes.
Any help would be wonderful!
On closer inspection the problem is even more bizarre, the mill simulation is showing moves for 5 axes but the G-Code does only have 4, sadly the moves in 4 axes do not result in anything of any use
Attached image of Simulation with B and C rotary axes
This issue relates to not having your machine properly setup along with the wrapping group not being properly defined. I have provided a link for a course for how to set up the machine along with a PDF tutorial for doing a wrapping group.
I have been provided with a solution by another UK based BC user ;
The BC_4x_Mill machine definition matches the physical layout of my machine perfectly, by removing TC from the post it should produce perfect G-Code, but With BC_4x_Mill Selected in
Milling Tools-Default-Current Settings-Machine Parameters
And with BC_4x_Mill is selected as Post Processor funny things still happen in the code generated.
Once BC_4x_Mill is Selected in
Milling Tools-Part-Current Settings-Machine Parameters
and set as default, the generated code is now good, I’ve run a good test engraving “Test Text” around a 20mm bar.
So it’s not just selecting the right machine configuration, it’s selecting the right machine configuration in all the right places.
And there are three right places
(i) Milling Tools-Part-Current Settings-Machine Parameters – and set as default.
(ii) Milling Tools-Default-Current Settings-Machine Parameters.
(iii) Post Processor.
Once I’ve been through the BC_4x_Mill and picked out the tool changer elements I should have a BobCad config suitable for any basic, no frills, 4 Axis Mill.
Simulation does not work and Al is very kindly looking at this for me to see if there is a solution,
Al advised me that the solution to the basic simulation in V25 not working for a 4-Axis mill is to upgrade to Pro Simulation, the basic simulation does not work correctly with 4-Axis machines.
I have bought the Pro Simulation license and now have functional 4-Axis simulation
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