Software Updates: PCNC 770 and SprutCAM7 Postprocessors

We completed a minor update to the PCNC770 Control software last week. New Features are:
– Selectable Configuration for Normally Open / Normally Closed Probing. This will support most 3rd party and home-brew probing applications.
– Enabled 4th Axis Homing for use with the 4th axis homing Kit
– Added a new Wizard, “Boss Centerpoint Probing”, that we found online and liked. Thanks to Maurice on CNC Zone for the great wizard and for sharing it. Basically, it simplifies finding the center of circular boss with a few user inputs. Here’s a screen shot of the interface:

ScreenSet for Boss Centerpoint Probing Wizard

You can download the new software here. Make sure to read the installation instructions.

New SprutCAM posts
We have added a new “Master” post for SprutCAM. This post incorporates Tapping, multiple work offsets, Inverse Time federate mode (for true 4th axis operation), as well as incorporates Canned Cycles in 5D contouring, these were previously separate posts. The fix for “Zero Arc Radius” has also been added, and the post also allows for a scaling\or flipping of the A axis for 4th axis work. You can download the newest posts here http://www.tormach.com/documents.html and scroll down to the “Post Files” section.

ATC Beta Program Update:
Thanks to all for the overwhelming response – clearly a lot of excitement for the ATC. We have found homes for all the beta units. I’ll try to keep putting out updates as things get started.

Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.

Andrew Grevstad

3 thoughts on “Software Updates: PCNC 770 and SprutCAM7 Postprocessors

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    01/26/2011 at 11:36 am
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    It would be cool to see a quick video demo of all the new features being used. 🙂

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    01/26/2011 at 6:51 pm
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    Is the SprutCAM7 Postprocessor update for the PCNC 1100 as well?

  • Andy G.
    01/27/2011 at 8:41 am
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    Yes it does. It works for both PCNC mills.

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