Welcome to the world of (frustrated ) Elite owners.....! Great machine but the so called 'manual' is sadly inadequate for information related to the HUST controller. As you are experiencing, it does not even explain to you how to get the machine going.....
Ok, rant over for now. Let's try to help you....
Re post processor: You need a different one for the Elite. I will attach mine. It is called "Axiom_Elite_NTC_CNC.pp" and you need to drop it into your Postprocessor folder. As a result of saving your toolpath with this PP you will end up with a *.CNC file type.
Re 'highlighting': There is no highlighting. Position the cursor (little arrow symbol) next to the file name and the hit the 'Run USB' or 'Run SD' button depending on the memory you are trying to run from. The machine will then move to a starting position (a light starts flashing on the controller and the spindle still off at this point) and you then press the left arrow key to start the spindle and the toolpath operation. My experience: Running directly of my flash drive is NOT reliable. I now always copy the file from USB to SD and then run it from there.
Let us know if this brings your machine to life.....
Are you using Vectric software? Where are you located?
Hi I am working on the same thing. I already downloaded Axiom_Elite_NTC_CNC.pp into my cloud posts on fusion 360. When I go to post a process it does not show up in the drop down menu. Does it work with fusion 360 or do I need a different program?
Post by metaosmose on Oct 27, 2019 11:12:15 GMT -5
Dang!!! I bought the Elite assuming that it would work with one of the most used CAM software in the world. What an extreme disappointment! Is there a workaround to have our Fusion 360 files work on the Elite or should I just initiate a return of the machine?
Key Word..."supported"...there are post processors out there. Check the user forums/knowledge base at Autodesk. You probably WON'T have to "write your own", but there are YouTube tutorials on doing that too. The problem with using free software is that there is no corporate incentive to support changes/enhancements etc. Long before you consider "sending the machine back", you should investigate the Vectric products. Depending on what you plan to do, you may not ever need Aspire, but you can't "start slow" with V-Carve and upgrade without financial penalty by "paying the difference" later on if necessary.