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[How do I?] Convert G-code to conversational Prototrak Mill?

Discussion in 'CNC IN THE HOME SHOP' started by jlsmithseven, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. jlsmithseven

    jlsmithseven United States Active Member Active Member

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    Can this be done? I'd like to design a program using Mastercam and then getting the G-Code for it. I've seen someone with software called PT4Sx and you enter the G-code and then you can see how it looks on the converstational prototrak mill? Thanks guys. I just find it easier to program in Mastercam than pushing 200 buttons on a prototrak.
     
  2. DAT510

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    I don't have a Prototrak, but this youtube video appears to show how to do it with Mastercam.



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    jlsmithseven United States Active Member Active Member

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    yes I've watched that. i got the software and everything but I don't have the Prototrak Machine definition type to enter into the Toolpath. How can I add this machine to the list in Mastercam?
     
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    I need that Prototrak file though I dont have it
     
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    I've found out that this post only came with Mastercam X5.
     
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    Have only used a prototrak a handful of times, have used several other conversational controls where a key combination (done purely by accident) will bring up a text screen with the underlying G-Code.
     

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