Post processors

This page contains links to post processors that suit our machines and controllers for popular CAM programs on the market.

Carveco

Our Post processors are already available in Carveco's standard release but for those who cannot update Carveco or can not access the factory ones we have them listed here. 

Conditions for use


All of these Post processors reference the surface of your material and will travel to the specified Z clearance height in your Carveco project. They will return back to the original Job zero when the job completes. They will reference the Job coordinates so it is recommended you Zero your job coordinates at the starting point for best results.

The "Commander" versions will work when loading a job into Commander and streaming jobs directly to your controller, i.e: USB. They are not designed for controllers that run jobs off an internal SD card or from a GRBL hand controller that uses SD card storage. If you are looking for a post processor to do that, please use the "Nighthawk" version of the Carveco post processors. If you have a Nighthawk controller then please use the "Nighthawk" post processors.

The "Spindle" versions of these post processors adds a 10 second dwell after turning on your spindle to allow your spindle time to get up to speed. This may not be required for some post Processors.

 

Please note: if using a Nighthawk controller or xPROV5, you need to export your jobs and upload them to your controllers SD storage via either Commander or the Web interface on your controller. Carveco will not export directly to your controller.
 


Post Processor Links

Carveco CNC3D Commander (mm) 
Carveco CNC3D Commander (inches)

Carveco CNC3D Nighthawk (mm) - No Spindle
Carveco CNC3D Nighthawk (mm) - Spindle
Carveco CNC3D Nighthawk (inches) - No Spindle

Carveco CNC3D Nighthawk (inches) - Spindle


How to Install

Navigate a folder to the post processor folder of your Carveco installation folder, typically this is found in "C:\ProgramFiles\Carveco\postp" and paste one or all of the above Post processors in there. If Carveco is already open, relaunch it to see the post processors appear in your job export list.
 

Vectric

These Post processors suit all versions of Vectric products including Cut2D, Cut3D, Vcarve, Vcarve PRO & Aspire 

Conditions for use


All of these Post processors reference the surface of your material and will travel to the specified Z clearance height in your Vectric project. They will return back to the original Job zero when the job completes. They will reference the Job coordinates so it is recommended you Zero your job coordinates at the starting point for best results.

This is a simple post processor that does not support tool changes and is suitable for running on our Nighthawk controller or other controller that runs jobs from an SD card.

The "Spindle" versions of these post processors adds a 10 second dwell after turning on your spindle to allow your spindle time to get up to speed. This may not be required for some post Processors.

 

Please note: if using a Nighthawk controller or xPROV5, you need to export your jobs and upload them to your controllers SD storage via either Commander or the Web interface on your controller. Carveco will not export directly to your controller.
 


Post Processor Links

Vectric - CNC3D (mm) - No Spindle
Vectric - CNC3D (mm) - Spindle

Laser/Plasma/Jet Post processor

Vectric - CNC3D (mm) - Laser



How to Install
 

1. Open the "Downloads" folder or the location the post-processor was saved on the computer

2. Open Vcarve/Aspire

3. Select File, then Open Application Data folder

    a. There should now be two windows open on the computer screen

4. Right-click on the post-processor .pp file and select "Copy"

5. Right-click the PostP Folder, and select "Paste"

    a. For a shortened list of post-processors, paste any .pp file(s) that are regularly used into the MyPostP folder

6. Close Vcarve/Aspire

7. Open Vcarve/Aspire, the post-processor drop-down list will now show the post processors

Fusion360

This post processor is designed to work with most versions of Autodesk Fusion360.

Conditions for use


This post processor generally references your spoil board as Z job zero by default with your material as an offset.

It does not support tool changes, only a single tool.

It will seek your machine zero. Limit switches and homing MUST  be enabled for this post processor to work. failure to home or have limit switches may result in your Z axis crashing into itself. You have been warned!
 

Please note: if using a Nighthawk controller or xPROV5, you need to export your jobs and upload them to your controllers SD storage via either Commander or the Web interface on your controller. Carveco will not export directly to your controller.


Post Processor Links

Fusion360 CNC3D Post processor


How to Install
 

A guide to installing Fusion360 Post processors can be found HERE.