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Predator CNC Editor
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:17:48 PM »
 Can anyone give me the template code for Mach3 to load the predator program . I do have both a BobCad and Mach3 License

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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 04:52:41 PM »
Not sure what you are meaning, dont see how Mach has anything to do with Predator, but maybe if you explain a bit more someone can help.
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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 03:46:55 PM »
Predator has templates for different machines such as deckel, fadel, Haas. There is not a mach3 program listed there so when the operation
 is loaded it's scrambled and not readable. In BobCad when you start a operation you set your post processor to C:\BobCAD-CAM Data\BobCAD-CAM V25\Posts\Mill\Mach3-Mill-NoATC.MillPst. This address doesn't follow to predator, When I took the BobCad class the instructor said to call BobCad and they would give you
that information,  They will sell me a service contract. 3 questions in 1 year for $200.00

Maybe I just don't know what I am doing but it don't just load

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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 04:38:50 PM »
In BobCAD you set up the machine profile so that that the axes work the correct way for your machine. If you have the advanced simulation in BobCAD itself then you can also set up an actual model of your machine if you wish, but you have to draw the model yourself. For predator I dont know as I do not have it but as far as I am aware it will just be a profile you set up yourself and I dont think there is full machine simulation it it, could be wrong though but if there is I would imagine it would be up to you to draw a 3d model of your particular machine.
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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 12:29:31 AM »
predator is a edit software and I think the problem is me. I was as you guys say, "reading instructions" and I think it is a posting mistake. I hope.
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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014, 03:02:00 AM »
Al Depaulo is the guy to talk to if you need help or posting on the BobCAD section of the CNC zone will also likely get you help as there are a lot of people there that use Predator. Just a friendly warning though about the zone, dont go in all guns blazing or you may get some return fire :)
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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014, 03:20:14 AM »
Sorry spelling of Al's name was wrong and I am too late to edit the above post, it is Al DePoalo.

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Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 03:39:33 AM »
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When I took the BobCad class the instructor said to call BobCad and they would give you
that information,  They will sell me a service contract. 3 questions in 1 year for $200.00

Off Topic but is this what BobCAD-CAM call 'customer service' ??

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.
Re: Predator CNC Editor
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 07:15:22 AM »
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When I took the BobCad class the instructor said to call BobCad and they would give you
that information,  They will sell me a service contract. 3 questions in 1 year for $200.00

Off Topic but is this what BobCAD-CAM call 'customer service' ??

Tweakie.

... and I suppose, "What ? ? ? ..... are you kidding me ? ? ?" count as two. ;D

So, be careful of your phraseology.
Russ :)