CREO Post Processor?

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17 Jan 2020 05:19 #155047 by HarboursideNewcastle
Hi,

Last year I built a small CNC Machine and I have it working using GRBL/UGS.

I am now planning to make the switch to Linux CNC.

The University I study at has given me a license to use CREO Parametric 5.0. Rather than create my own Post Processor (which to be honest is way above my abilities at the moment.) I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction to a PP that is already created.

Looking forward to using Linux CNC as soon as I can. :)

Dan

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19 Jan 2020 19:25 #155174 by andypugh
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HarboursideNewcastle wrote: I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction to a PP that is already created.


What postprocessors are provided with the package?

In theory G-code is a standard, and CAM systems do tend to produce fairly simple code (no loops, conditionals or canned cycles, in the main) so there is a fair chance that one of the built-in posts will work.

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19 Jan 2020 19:39 #155180 by HarboursideNewcastle
There are roughly 50 post processors included in the package.
When I set up my current CNC I tried each one individually. None were suitable and I was lucky enough to find an old forum post inside of the PTC help centre where some kind soul had posted the exact PP I needed.

You are right that there might be one or more suitable post processors included in the CAM package. I am kind of a little anxious to change over to LinuxCNC without prior knowledge of a PP that will work. I feel that for me personally to make the switch to LinuxCNC will be quite difficult and then I may be left without a CNC until I push through the PP problem.

Thanks for your reply!

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19 Jan 2020 19:53 #155183 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic CREO Post Processor?
It sounds like you are OK now, but if one of the existing PPs is for "EMC2" then that is the old name for LinuxCNC.
(Changing name was not our choice)

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19 Jan 2020 19:56 #155184 by HarboursideNewcastle
Cool, I'll keep that in mind.
From memory they are all UNCX01.PP through to UNCX99.PP or something very similar to that.

But I guess they wouldn't have 50 something post processors in there for no reason. Something would have to be close to what I need.

GRBL and Universal G-Code Sender are losing their charm and I'm keen to make the switch to LinuxCNC. Once again, thanks for your reply.

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22 Apr 2020 21:41 #165158 by guitarcarrot
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Did you find a solution to this? I am having the same difficulty now...

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22 Apr 2020 22:19 #165159 by HarboursideNewcastle
Unfortunately, no. I haven't gone any further with my CNC upgrade plans. I still plan to make the switch to LinuxCNC and I will continue to use Creo for at least the next four to five years.

Let me know how you go.

Dan

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26 Sep 2020 05:23 #183792 by MaikTheBike
Replied by MaikTheBike on topic CREO Post Processor?
Hi,

I'd like to revive this thread, because Creo + linuxcnc might be a good idea to control our cnc-machine.
Does somebody know where to find a postprocessor that works ? (milling)

thanks

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