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Download or Request a Post Processor

Use our Post Processor Wizard below to download the post processor for your machine.

About Post Processors

BobCAD-CAM provides standard Post Processors free of charge. Modified or Customized Post Processors are covered under our Technical Support Memberships. To view the available options please click here. A Post Processor is a unique “driver” specific to the CNC controller it’s intended to work with. The Post Processor controls the format of the G-code produced by BobCAD-CAM. For BobCAD-CAM to effectively run your CNC machine you must choose the proper post. Use the menu below to choose the correct post for the version of BobCAD-CAM software you have, and the machine controller you want to post to. BobCAD-CAM provides free Post Processors to all of it’s customers. There is no limit to the number of post you may download and use with your BobCAD-CAM software. We have many post configurations ready for download.

Post Processor Wizard

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Post Processors are free to download, if your Post Processor needs modifications you can find instructions below on how to make these changes.


Post Processor Modification & Creation

Standard Post Processors can be modified and created by support for currently supported versions at the request of a customer with a current support subscription. Standard post means the following can be set up in the Post Processor.

  • **G&M Code Post Processor
  • File Header Send Characters
  • Default Program Header / Safety Lines
  • Use of Cutter Compensation (Profile Cutting)
  • Work Offsets
  • Feed Rate Output
  • Tool Height Offsets
  • Point to Point Motion 3+1 Axis
  • Tool Change Calls
  • *Canned Cycles
  • Program End Codes
  • File Trailer Codes

Supported Canned Cycles *

Mill

  • Drill
  • Peck Drill
  • Chip Break
  • Tap or Rigid Tap – Left & Right Hand
  • Bore I
  • Bore II
  • Bore III

Lathe

  • Drill
  • Rough Turn
  • Finish Turn
  • Thread
  • Bar Feed
  • Grooving
  • Cut-Off

*Canned cycles are provided when possible. These will be incorporated into standard Post Processor, the canned cycles must be supported by the software interface and posting engine. In the event that the canned cycles desired are not possible within the standard interface and posting engine a custom scripted post may be written, see our information on custom scripted Post Processors. Standard post requests are handled in the order received, wait times vary but are usually under two weeks. If you prefer to set up your own Post Processor instructions can be found from the links below.

To request a standard post click here.


Custom Scripted Post Processors

For most machines and end users the functionality built into the BobCAD-CAM post engine is sufficient however, some users may want added custom functionality such as conditional outputs based on selection or have machines that differ from the standard output requirements. BobCAD-CAM offers custom scripting services that will enhance the software’s ability to meet your needs, please inquire for our custom scripting pricing. The BobCAD-CAM Software has the ability to offer custom functionality within its features; our Post department can create Custom interface selections for almost any needed functionality within the posting engine. Below is a list of common requests that can be handled through our custom scripting services.

Commonly requested enhancements…
  • Multiple Head/Spindle Support
  • Drill Bank Configurations & Selectable Drills
  • Aggregate Heads
  • Non-Standard Canned Cycles
  • Tool & Feature Based Conditional Output
  • Conversational or Non G-code Output
  • Add Custom Codes
  • Multiple Offsets
  • Custom Feeds
  • Prompt Boxes for User Input During Posting
  • Additional Axis Indexing (5+)

Custom Script Request Form Almost any need can be satisfied, Call us to discuss your custom needs call 727-489-0003.



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