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    CamBam number format

    I normally work in millimeters on a Mach3 CNC mill. So my program looks like this:

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    G0 X123.456 (rapid move to X=123.456mm)
    Problem is, now I need to generate a program for a Syntec machine that works in thousandths of a millimeter. So I need my program to look like this:

    Code:
    G0 X123456 (rapid move to 123456/1000 = 123.456mm)
    I can make CamBam output exactly 3 decimal places after the point by tweaking the post processor:

    Code:
    <NumberFormat>0.000</NumberFormat>
    But how do I get rid of the decimal point, short of doing "Search and replace" in a text editor?

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    Re: CamBam number format

    hope attached finds you well
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    Re: CamBam number format

    Quote Originally Posted by deadlykitten View Post
    hope attached finds you well
    Thanks Kitten, but Find/Replace is exactly what I was hoping to avoid.

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    Re: CamBam number format

    then how else you wanna fix it in a text editor ? aaaa, you mean to edit the post ... sorry, can't help with that

    but i can create a small program, to fix your file / background work service
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    Re: CamBam number format

    Thanks for the offer Kitten, but that would be overkill. I only had 3 programs to make for the Syntec, so I did it in the text editor.

    Still would be nice to find a solution for the post processor though.

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    Re: CamBam number format

    i no longer deal with posts edit ... regardless of cam, as long as its generates a file, i can take it from there

    all this methods for post edit, different implementations, diff softwares ... is a mini madness, even if you know them all not to mention the duration of learn curves

    so, there is a common part in all of them, if you can see it
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    Re: CamBam number format

    I wrote a Powershell script that converts all numbers for X, Y, Z, A, I, J (but leaves alone F).

    I wonder if there is a way to run the script automatically from the post processor? I think I might have seen something like that in the CamBam documentation...

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    rem Processes all .nc files in the current directory.
    rem Replaces X123.456 with X123456 for my Syntec controller
    
    for %%a in (*.nc) do (
    echo %%a
    powershell -Command "(gc %%a) -replace '([X|Y|Z|A|I|J]\-?\d{1,4})(\.)(\d\d\d)', '$1$3' | Out-File -encoding ASCII %%~na-Syntec%%~xa" )

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    Re: CamBam number format

    so it simply scans all *.nc files, and replaces all X***.*** with X***** ? who runs it ? you have to execute it manually ?
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    Re: CamBam number format

    Quote Originally Posted by deadlykitten View Post
    so it simply scans all *.nc files, and replaces all X***.*** with X***** ?
    Yes. The results are saved as new files ("-Syntec" is added to the original file name). The original files remain intact.


    who runs it ? you have to execute it manually ?
    For now I run it manually after posting a program. There might be a way to automate it in CamBam, I don't know for sure yet.

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    Re: CamBam number format

    hy citizen ( of dreams ) i automate by creating a service, or having exe hidden startup run, then loop repeat

    having them to fix post files, idea come when someone complained about having to fix the file each time after post
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