Vectric Post Processor

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Doug
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Vectric Post Processor

Post by Doug » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:09 pm

Vectric has created a Post Processor for the Buildbotics Controller. It will be included in future releases of their products. For existing and older Vectric products, you can get it from github at https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... -processor .

Please report your experiences with this post processor in this forum.

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by Mick » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:14 pm

That link goes to fusion 360.

Vetric Link
https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... -processor

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by Doug » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks for pointing this out, Mick. The correct link is:

https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... -processor

I also corrected the first posting that you responded to.

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by Doug » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:51 pm

It seems that my post processors are not fully compatible with older versions of Vectric software. They fail on stuff related to water jet control. So, I created two new posts called buildbotics_no_jet_inch.pp and buildbotics_no_jet_mm.pp . They are now available on github at https://github.com/buildbotics/buildbot ... -processor .

If you have problems loading buildbotics_mm.pp or buildbotics_inch.pp, you should give these a try.

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by wabbastang » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:17 am

Trying to install a PP with Vcarve desktop (just downloaded, V10). Didn't see a buildbotics PP included anywhere, and when I tried to install any of the ones you listed it fails.

"Config file
Unknown statement in file
On line 7 of file
....\Buildbotics_inch.pp"

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by Doug » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:28 pm

I am able to load and run Buildbotics_inch.pp into VCarve Desktop Trial version 10.0. When did you last download the Buildbotics post processors from github? Also, at what point do you encounter the error?

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by wabbastang » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:30 pm

Pulled from github this morning about 10am. Vcarve was installed about a week ago. I tried Buildbotics_inch.pp, _mm, _no_jet_inch and _no_jet_mm.

Error happens like this (in Vcarve Desktop V10 Trial):
Toolpaths -> Install Post Processor...
Select Buildbotics_inch.pp
Error dialog box pops up with the exact message I posted earlier.

I saw you posted that Vectric created one but didn't find it anywhere in the current installation, so must be on later releases than current. Hoping to get this figured out as I did just pick up the full version and will mess with that later tomorrow...

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Re: Vectric Post Processor

Post by Doug » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:13 am

Hmmm,

I just re-installed the latest version of Vectric Desktop Trial (10.016) and then reinstalled the four buildbotics post processors and they installed and ran with no problems.

I am running Windows 10. What operating system are you running?

Also, I wonder if your post processor files are somehow corrupted. Your error message suggests that it failed on line 7 of the file, but line seven is a comment, starting with a '+'. It seems unlikely that the installation would fail on a comment.

Can you attach one of the failing post processor files to your response?

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