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Create a Default Virtual Machine for a Post Processor


Follow the steps below to create a new default virtual machine inside of BobCAD and link an existing post processor to that machine.


Note: Only follow through this article if you already have a post processor. If you are looking for a new post processor, please see our default starter post processors HERE | Request a new Post Processor HERE


Note: Before performing these steps, make sure to open a “File Explorer” on your computer and place the Post Processor in the following location:

C:\BobCAD-CAM Data\BobCAD-CAM V(Version #)\Posts\(Machine Type)




1. Go to the "CAM" tab in the top ribbon and select, "Current Settings"


2. On the initial "Machine Parameters" page, click the "Add" button to add a new Machine.


3. Give it whatever name you would like and set up the Type and Axis fields. Click, "OK" when done

Note: Make sure your new Machine name is selected in the "Make" drop-down box before proceeding to the next step.


4. Navigate to the "Posting" tab in the left-hand column

5. Click, "Select" under "Post Processor" and select your new post processors from the following location: C:\BobCAD-CAM Data\BobCAD-CAM V(version #)\Posts\(Machine Type)


6. Repeat steps 2-5 for any other post processors that need a virtual machine.

7. Press "OK" at the bottom right of the Current Settings when done to save the changes.


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