I was hoping to use SolidWorks CAM with my new CrossFire. Can SolidWorks CAM work with FireControl? Any assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.
look for a post processor for GRBL Plasma. I don’t know if there is such a thing, but that should match up pretty well with FireControl.
The fusion 360 processor works with Inventor because both fusion and Inventor use the Autodesk HSM engine. Autodesk HSMWorks Ultimate 2020 is a solidworks plugin I think. So that might be a rout you could go.
Thank you. I will check it out tomorrow.
I am still waiting for my crossfire Pro, but I would also like to use it with SolidWorks cam. If you, or anyone else gets a post processor to work, please post help. I am very new to CNC, but very familiar with CAD.
I’m looking for a FireControl post processor for my XR table that works with SolidWorks.
There is nothing that is cookie cutter. I was going to develop one but found that designing in Solidworks, then importing to fusion360 for the cam was actually a fairly streamlined and straight forward process. I all but abandoned programming a Solidworks post processor because of it.
I know this is an older topic but I wanted to check in. I am a heavy solidworks user and have recently ordered an XR table. I am not against bringing Fusion360 into the mix but would prefer to use the built in CAM for my Solidworks Pro license if anyone has done any work here.
I started to make a post processor for SolidCAM, but once I learned how to use the fusion360 cam software and updated my workflow accordingly, SolidCAM was WAY too powerful and complicated for just simple cutting IMHO. The documentation is out there, I just didn’t want to learn it/put in the time to get it done either.
I found it took me a couple hours to become proficient with fusion vs the days it would’ve taken to get up and cutting with SolidCAM. Sure it’s be nice to have a one stop shop and only work in a single suite, but it’s not too bad once you adapt.
Right I was thinking HSMWorks Ultimate is made for Solidworks by Autodesk that the standard Fusion 360 post file will work. I use the Fusion 360 post processor for Autodesk Inventor. I think the Fusion post works with all Autodesk products. This is why I was thinking it would work for solidworks if you were running HSMworks inside solidworks.