PowerSHAPE Postprocessor Reference

Delcam PostProcessor is a tool for generating controller-specific NC programs from CLDATA files produced by CAM systems. It also includes an editor for creating and editing the option files that are used to convert the CLDATA files, and an application for comparing different versions of option files.
It has the following features:
A graphical user interface for postprocessing CLDATA files, such as the *.cut files generated by PowerMILL;
Access to the internal structure of the Postprocessor and a link to the Editor, which shows a hierarchical representation of the option file structure;
Simple and efficient handling of post-processor commands;
Continuous 5-axis support;
Local coordinate system transformation support;
Probing support, integration with PowerINSPECT;
A search tool for finding elements in option files;
Option file reports;
Debug mode for output files;
Option file comparison and merging;
Script functions for sophisticated handling of post-processor commands.
Based on Microsoft Active Scripting, and using JScript and VBScript, scripting enables you to implement specific tasks for any controller.

The Postprocessor is used to generate NC programs for a specific machine controllers from CLDATA files produced by CAM systems.
The
Postprocessor is universal NC program generator, which uses custom option files. An option file describes all specifics and controls how the CLDATA files will be converted for a particular controller. Use Editor for create or edit option files.
The
Postprocessor may work with full range of Delcam CLDATA formats:
ASCII or Binary CLDATA. For example, a *.cut file generated by PowerMILL.
XML-CLDATA. For example, a *.cxm file containing probe paths that was exported from PowerINSPECT.
On the image below you may see main window of Postprocessor. On the left, is located
Session Explorer, that allows you to load option files, to load and postprocess CLDATA files. Result NC programs you may see on the right pane. The bottom window is needed for diplaying errors, warnings and other information about postprocessing.

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