Hyperpost is a software tool that allows you to create and edit post processors for Hypermill, a CAM software for CNC machining. Hyperpost lets you customize the output of Hypermill to match the specific requirements of your CNC machine and controller. With Hyperpost, you can modify the format, variables, macros, components and procedures of your post processor, as well as test and debug it before using it in Hypermill.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use Hyperpost for Hypermill, as well as some tips and resources to help you get started.
How to Download Hyperpost
Hyperpost is not distributed as a standalone product, but as part of the Hypermill installation package. To download Hyperpost, you need to have a valid license for Hypermill and access to the Open Mind customer portal. Here are the steps to download Hyperpost:
Go to https://www.openmind-tech.com/en/customer-area.html and log in with your username and password.
Click on \"Downloads\" and select \"Hypermill\" from the drop-down menu.
Choose the version of Hypermill that you want to download and click on \"Download\".
Save the installation file on your computer and run it as an administrator.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install Hypermill and Hyperpost on your computer.
Note: Hyperpost is only available for 2D and 3D applications of Hypermill. For multi-axis applications, you need to contact Open Mind or an authorized partner to get a customized post processor.
How to Use Hyperpost
To use Hyperpost, you need to have a basic understanding of CNC programming and post processing. You also need to know the specifications of your CNC machine and controller, such as the axis configuration, coordinate system, motion modes, codes, parameters, cycles and functions. You can find this information in the manuals or documentation of your machine and controller.
Here are the basic steps to use Hyperpost:
Launch Hyperpost from the Start menu or from Hypermill.
Select \"File\" and \"Open\" to open an existing post processor file (.oma) or select \"File\" and \"New\" to create a new one.
Select \"File\" and \"Open OMF\" to open an existing post processor definition file (.omf) or select \"File\" and \"New OMF\" to create a new one. The OMF file contains all the details on how Hyperpost formats and creates the post processor.
Edit the OMF file according to your needs. You can modify the description, properties, format specifications, variables, macros, components and procedures of your post processor. You can also use the built-in editor, debugger and tester tools to check and verify your changes.
Select \"File\" and \"Save OMF\" to save your changes in the OMF file.
Select \"File\" and \"Write OMA\" to generate a new post processor file (.oma) based on your OMF file. You can also give it a name that matches your machine or controller.
Select \"File\" and \"Exit\" to close Hyperpost.
You can now use your new or modified post processor in Hypermill. To do so, you need to select it from the list of available post processors in Hypermill's settings. You can also copy or move it to the folder where Hypermill stores its post processors (usually C:\\Program Files\\OPEN MIND\\hyperMILL\\[version]\\Postprocessors).
Tips and Resources for Hyperpost
Here are some tips and resources that can help you use Hyperpost more effectively:
Make a backup copy of your original post processor files before editing them with Hyperpost. This way, you can restore them if something goes wrong or if you want to revert to the default settings.
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