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Overview of postprocessors available in the CAM software Inventor HSM 2015.

A - answer The CAM application Autodesk Inventor HSM 2015 (build 2.0.0) contains the following postprocessors. These are control and definition JavaScript files (.cps) stored in the folder c:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Inventor HSM 2015\Posts\. All postprocessors are fully customizable, plus you can add your own.

A similar postprocessor set is available also in the CAD/CAM application Autodesk Fusion 360 (former CAM360) - see the subfolder Applications\CAM360\Data\Posts.

Machine/Control system namePostprocessorNC-file extension
Acu-Rite MILLPWR 2acurite millpwr
Acu-Rite MILLPWR 3acurite millpwr
Generic Andronicandronic.cps.asc
Generic Anilam Conversationalanilam conversational.cps.m
Generic Biemmepibiemmepi.cps.iso
Common ISO 4343 APTapt.cps.apt
Generic Denforddenford.cps.fnc
Generic Dialog 112dialog 112.cps.ncl
DynaPath Deltadynapath.cps.txt
Generic Enhanced Machine Controller (EMC)emc.cps.ngc
Generic EZ-Trak Conversionaleztrak conversional.cps.pgm
Generic FAGORfagor.cps.pim
Generic FANUC - Inverse Time and A-axisfanuc - inverse time -
Generic FANUC (with G91)fanuc
Generic FANUC Turningfanuc
Generic FANUC with subprogramsfanuc with
Generative Machining APTgenerative-machining.cps.apt
Generic GSK
Generic HAAS - Inverse Time and A-axishaas - inverse time -
Generic HAAS Turninghaas
Generic HAAS A-Axishaas with
Generic Heidenhain ISOheidenhain iso.cps.i
Generic Heidenhain/MANUALplus Turningheidenhain
Generic Heidenhainheidenhain.cps.h
Generic HURCOhurco.cps.hnc
Generic ISEL Intermediateisel.cps.ncp
Generic Mach2Millmach2mill.cps.tap
Generic Mazakmazak.cps.eia
MAZATROL Fusion 640M EIA/ISOmazatrol
Generic Mektronixmektronix.cps.cnc
Generic Milltronicsmilltronics.cps.
Minimal Heidenhainminimal.cps.h
MultiCam HPGLmulticam hpgl.cps.plt
MultiCam ISOmulticam.cps.cnc
Generic OKUMAokuma.cps.min
Operation Sheet CSVoperation-sheet-csv.cps.csv
Operation Sheetoperation-sheet.cps.html
Generic ProtoTRAK GCDprototrak.cps.gcd
Generic Roeders RMS6roeders rms6.cps.tap
Generic Roland ISOroland
Generic SCM-Prisma 110scm.cps.xxl
Heidenhain TNC 407heidenhain 407.cps.h
Setup Sheet Excel 2007setup-sheet-excel-2007.cps.xlsx
Setup Sheet Excelsetup-sheet-excel.cps.xls
Setup Sheetsetup-sheet.cps.html
ShopBot OpenSBPshopbot.cps.sbp
Siemens SINUMERIK 802Dsiemens-802d.cps.mpf
Siemens SINUMERIK 840Dsiemens-840d.cps.mpf
Generic Teknatekna.cps.ppg
Generic TinyGtinyg.cps.gcode
Tool Sheet CSVtool-sheet-csv.cps.csv
Tool Sheettool-sheet.cps.html
Generic WinCNCwincnc.cps.tap
XML Cutter Location

Example of a part of the definition code from the postprocessor control file .cps:

tolerance = spatial(0.002, MM);
minimumChordLength = spatial(0.01, MM);
minimumCircularRadius = spatial(0.01, MM);
maximumCircularRadius = spatial(1000, MM);
minimumCircularSweep = toRad(0.01);
maximumCircularSweep = toRad(180);
allowHelicalMoves = true;
allowedCircularPlanes = undefined; // allow any circular motion

// user-defined properties
properties = {
  writeMachine: true, // write machine
  writeTools: true, // writes the tools
  preloadTool: true, // preloads next tool on tool change if any
  showSequenceNumbers: true, // show sequence numbers
  sequenceNumberStart: 10, // first sequence number
  sequenceNumberIncrement: 5, // increment for sequence numbers
  optionalStop: true, // optional stop
  overrideLengthOffset: -1, // overrides the length offset is positive by adding this number to the tool number (-1 for disabled)
  overrideDiameterOffset: -1, // overrides the diameter offset is positive by adding this number to the tool number (-1 for disabled)
  o8: false, // specifies 8-digit program number
  separateWordsWithSpace: true, // specifies that the words should be separated with a white space
  useRadius: false, // specifies that arcs should be output using the radius (R word) instead of the I, J, and K words.
  showNotes: false // specifies that operation notes should be output.
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