Today I noticed some unusual code in a posted program. Upon closer inspection, I see that 'CIRCLE' commands are no longer being kept as 'CIRCLE' commands after the translation from an '.NCL' file to an '.ACL' file. They are now being converted to 'ARCDAT' and 'ARCMOV' commands.
I just performed a test where I reposted a job from last month with no changes to anything (model not changed, same WF20/M150, same G-Post version...) The ACL file is now translated differently.
I just logged a call with PTC on this, but can anyone explain to me what is going on? Take a look at the following examples please;
RE: CIRCLE changing to ARCDAT-ARCMOV now in .ACL file
I checked with the developer of GPOST and this change should have no effect on your posted output. This change is in appearance only. It should not have any effect on the GPost tape output, as it does not use the ACL file.
When "-trace" turned on then the ACL file is created for the user to verify NCL data. They can plot the NCL with Austinnc Plot utility in CimPRO stand alone mode or to see the CV binary as output to ACL.
This circle change was made at some of our users request, so our plotter can draw circles. It only knows ARCDAT/ARCMOV commands.
Any change (if any) you see in the tape output may be due to some other factor and not the ACL/circle change.
Francois Lamy PTC - The Product Development Company Director Manufacturing Product Management, Wildfire | Die Making | Mold | NC | Inspection