What CAM are you using in Solidworks?
Just the built in Solidworks CAM
Ah, that’s what I was afraid of. I use SolidCAM, which is a 3rd party addon. I’m very familiar with it and can write post processors for it. Solidworks CAM I haven’t used at all. I’m going to install it and see if I can resolve your issue. I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to get any help. I can’t make any promises but I’ll give it a go and get back to you.
I ended up getting it to “work”. Just used a generic mill post processor. It wouldnt accept my zero orgin, so i ended up having to fake some stuff out to get it to work.
It worked but it for sure isnt as smooth as it should be
Unfortunately I will need the .src file used to create the MR-1 CAMworks post processor that SWCAM uses in order to change or just see if the long code option is enabled. The other option is I could just create a new post with it enabled but I don’t have any way to debug it. I would need to reinstall my Solidworks to enable the SWCAM package and that’s a tad beyond what I’m able to do at the moment.
The long term solution for everyone would be implementing the recognition of canned cycles. That is the ultimate/proper solution for everyone. Canned cycles were invented to be used by old controls that had to keep programs short and I’m surprised it wasn’t a base feature from the beginning.
If this is just not something you can put up with I’d be willing put in some more effort and see if I can get a working post for you. Just let me know. Would definitely be worth reaching out to tech support if you have it for a solution also. I for one keep leaning on converting mine to LinuxCNC every time I use it.