How to Request a New Post-Processor?

If the post-processor you are looking for is not installed with the software or can't be found in our online post-processor library, you need to request a new post-processor to be built. Watch this to learn how you can submit a post-processor creation request.

For 2-Axis Lathe, 3-Axis Mill/Router, Laser, Waterjet, Plasma, and Wire EDM Post Requests ONLY

For All Types of Post-Processor Requests Including Multi-axis Mill and Mill-Turn

Creation and Modification of a Standard Post-Processor

Standard Post Processors can be modified and created by support for currently supported versions, click here to find out what versions are still supported, 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 (ISO) 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
  • Tool Change Calls
  • Standard Canned Cycles *
  • Program End Codes
  • File Trailer Codes


* Supported Standard Canned Cycles

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


  • Drill
  • Rough Turn (OD/ID and Face)
  • Finish Turn (OD/ID and Face)
  • Thread (Straight and Tapered)
  • Bar Feed
  • Grooving (OD/ID and Face)

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!