VisualMill/VisualCAM 1.0 Drilling Help

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VisualMill/VisualCAM 1.0 Drilling Help

Postby ChrisH » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:24 pm


I am brand new to the CNC Milling operation and VisualMill/VisualCAM 1.0. I have been learning from the tutorial which has been very helpful. Up until now I have done pretty good figuring everything out. My problem is I cannot get the Drill operation to run correctly. I followed all the steps and everything looks good. I POST the MOp and get the G-code. I load it into my CNC software "MasterXU", oh by the way I am using a CNC Master Milling Machine. I then zero all my axis and then run the code. The machine goes to all the correct locations but instead of a downward motion in the z-axis the machine goes up. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: VisualMill/VisualCAM 1.0 Drilling Help

Postby MecSoft Support » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:31 pm

Are you programming the drill operation as Standard Drill or Deep Drill. This is set under Drill types in cut parameters. Do you see a canned cycle output in the posted code G81 or G83 ?
If you could include the posted g-code and the programmed part file *.vcp and specify the post processor that you have set as your current post processor, we can take a look at it. If you prefer sending us the file by email, you may send it to
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