Please submit a separate post-processor modification request for each machine.

We Need the Following Files with Each Post-Processor Modification Request
1) BobCAD file with machining features and tool paths included.
2) Modified NC file/document with notes at the modified lines/blocks.
3) The latest version of the Post Processor file (*.MillPst, *.BCPst, *.EDMPst, etc.)
4) Machine definition folder.
5) An electronic copy (Pdf) of the Programming manual.
6) Relevant information that could be helpful to assist in the timely completion of the Post Processor modifications.
• For example, a Picture of the complete controller screen with the error description

Only ZIP Files are accepted. Please make sure you put the requested files in a zip folder first. MAX File Size: 5mb

Post Processor Creation/Modification Acknowledgement

Please check your email for a confirmation email containing your post request ticket number. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 15 minutes, please contact Technical Support Department at 727-489-0003

Post Processor Creation/Modification Acknowledgement

Due to the differences in machine options, as well as customer purchased controller options, most customers need post processor modifications of varying extents. Below is a brief outline of the post processor creation/modification flow:

  • Post Creation/Modification Received
  • Reviewed for complete required data
  • Submitted to post queue
  • Post Tech takes next ticket in queue
  • Create Initial creation/modification of post processor
  • Customer contacted to complete Post testing
  • Complete any necessary modifications based on testing results
  • Completed post processor sent to the customer

To reduce any delays in the creation/modification of any needed post processor work all customers need to understand and agree to the following:

  • BobCAD-CAM post processor department staff require correct and accurate information to complete post creation/modification. If all required and requested information is not able to be delivered by the customer a solution to how this information will be obtained must be established at the beginning of the post request cycle or significant delays can be expected.
  • BobCAD-CAM assumes no responsibility for correct code output for customers who are unable/unwilling to deliver all necessary information requested by BobCAD-CAM Posting Department staff.
  • Refunds will not be approved if required data to complete post processor modification/creation is not submitted and received.
  • During the post processor creation/modification process, it is often necessary for the customer to perform testing on the customer’s machine to verify the correct function of the code being generated by the post processor. The BobCAD-CAM post processor department staff rely on the customer providing detailed results of the completed testing in a reasonably short timeframe. When testing has been requested of the customer, BobCAD-CAM Posting Department staff will attempt to make follow up contact with the customer no less than 3 times in a 2 week period. If the customer does not respond or provide testing results within the 2 weeks, the ticket will be noted as “Non Responsive” and the ticket will be closed. When/If the customer responds after the ticket has been closed, the ticket will be re-opened however they have forfeit their position in the queue and will have to wait for their queue position to be reached.

Standard Post-Processor ETAs

Note: These are estimated times that may vary based on the influx of the Post Requests and if we have a base post processor to work off of.

IMPORTANT: For the quickest turn around, make sure you have all necessary information for your machine such as Working Sample Programs and Programming Manual so that we have everything we need to fully build out the post processor.

Post Type 


Mill-Turn & Multi-Axis Mill 

6 – 8 Weeks 

Other Mill, LPW, Lathe, Wire EDM 

4 – 6 Weeks 

Post Modification 

2 – 3 Weeks 

* Time once all info is received by the customer and the initial delivery of the post processor 


How to get a Default Post Processor:

For 2-4 Axis Mill, Lathe, Wire EDM, and Laser, Plasma, Waterjet, be sure to check the following locations to find a starter post processor.

  1. Directly in the software. There are default post processors built into the software. Just start a new job (CAM Tree > right-click on CAM Defaults > New Job) and select your Job Type. Search through the "Machine" drop-down box.
  2. Search our online database: HERE Compare a working sample program with the example that shows up when you select a post processor. If you find one that close, contact the Tech Support team and help with minor modifications.

For more information about Post Processors, review our guide here: The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Post Processor That Works For YOU!