Predator Editor

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Predator CNC Editor Software Overview

Tired of manually editing G code on your CNC?

Need to see how edits affect your part?

The Predator CNC Editor is the most popular 32-bit CNC code editor available on the market. It includes hundreds of features to improve the day to day productivity of CNC machine tools, yet it is extremely easy to use. The Predator CNC Editor is the ideal choice for a small job shop or the largest manufacturer.

Choose from four editions

  • Predator CNC Editor Light – FREE! Edition
  • Predator CNC Editor Express
  • Predator CNC Editor
  • Predator CNC Editor Enterprise

Why use Predator CNC Editor?

  • CNC Intelligent Editing with Undo and Redo
  • Unlimited File Size
  • File Compare
  • DNC Send, Receive and Dripfeed
  • 3D Backplotting and Verification
  • CNC Templates

CNC Intelligent Editing with Undo and Redo

Dozens of CNC intelligent editing commands make changes to your CNC program quickly and easily. Edit confidently with the ability to undo and redo all changes. Microsoft® Word compatible menus, toolbar, and shortcut keys make Predator CNC Editor easy to learn.

Unlimited File Size

The Predator CNC Editor supports up to 64 Megs of code per CNC program. In addition, editing multiple CNC programs at the same time is supported, with the ability to cut, copy, and paste between them.

File Compare

The Predator CNC Editor includes a side by side file compare which identifies each G and M code difference and fixes them with a single click of the mouse. A summary report and numerous options to ignore spaces, blank lines, leader/trailer, feed rates, spindle speeds and tool changes simplify the process of integrating shop floor edits with a master CNC program.

DNC Send, Receive and Dripfeed to your CNC machines

Send, receive, and dripfeed to one machine at a time, via switch box or direct connection to any compatible CNC machine. Works in the background even while other software applications are running. Should a tool break, an easy to use DNC Restart command automatically re-creates the CNC program from any point.

NOTE: An upgrade to our full Predator DNC product provides support for DNC networking of multiple CNC machines at the same time.

3D Backplotting and Verification of your CNC Code

Graphically verify CNC code by quickly backplotting a wire frame model of any CNC program in a true 3D environment. Supports 2, 3 and 4 axis mills, routers, waterjets, lasers and lathes. Within the graphics window eight predefined views, zoom in, zoom out, pan and fit commands provide complete control of the process. Copy the backplot or 3D animation to the clipboard and quickly add graphics to your setup sheets.

NOTE: Within Predator CNC Editor numerous examples are provided. For best results 3D backplotting and verification often requires appropriate machine and reverse post processor configuration which can be done by knowledgeable end users, Predator Resellers or Predator Software Inc.

Predator CNC Editor - CNC Turning

NOTE: Backplotting and verification of sub program calls, loops, complex macros, complex (4 and 5 axis) mills and mill/turn lathes all require Predator Virtual CNC. An upgrade to our full Predator Virtual CNC product provides support for advanced sub programs, macros, 4 and 5 axis CNC verification and full machine simulation. Learn more about Predator Virtual CNC

CNC Templates

Predator Editor CNC Templates add intelligence by remembering all the CNC control details. Includes a library of 20 sample CNC templates. Each CNC template is completely configurable.