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 Drip feed
  • 3D Back plotting 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 Drip feed to your CNC machines

Send, receive, and drip feed 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 back plotting a wire frame model of any CNC program in a true 3D environment. Supports 2, 3 and 4 axis mills, routers, water jets, 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 back plot 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 back plotting 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: Back plotting 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.

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.

 

 

Predator Editor

Version Comparison

Features

CNC Editor

Full

CNC Editor

Express

CNC Editor

Lite

File

New

X

X

X

Open

X

X

X

Close

X

X

X

Close All

X

X

X

Save

X

X

X

Save As

X

X

X

Save All

X

X

X

Backplot

X

   

Compare

X

   

Find File

X

   

Summary Info

X

   

New Template

X

X

X

New Custom Menu

X

X

X

Print

X

X

X

Print Setup

X

X

X

Print in Color

X

X

X

Edit

Undo

X

X

X

Redo

X

X

X

Cut

X

X

X

Copy

X

X

X

Paste

X

X

X

Delete

X

X

X

Goto Previous Tool
Change

X

   

Goto Next Tool Change

X

   

Select Tool

X

   

Select Program

X

   

Select All

X

X

X

Find

X

X

X

Find Next

X

X

X

Replace

X

X

X

Goto

X

X

 

Edit Templates

X

X

X

Copy Templates

X

X

X

Custom Menu

X

X

 

Bookmarks

Toggle

X

X

 

Next Bookmark

X

X

 

Previous Bookmark

X

X

 

Clear all
Bookmarks

X

X

 

Select To Next Bookmark

X

X

 

Select To Previous Bookmark

X

X

 

Insert

ASCII Code

X

   

Block Skip

X

   

Bolt Hole Circle

X

   

Comment

X

   

Date

X

X

X

Drill Position

X

   

End of Block

X

   

Expression

X

   

Feed/Speed

X

   

File

X

   

Sequence Numbers

X

X

X

Time

X

X

X

Triangle

X

X

X

Delete

Blank Lines

X

   

Block Skips

X

   

Comments

X

   

Sequence Numbers

X

X

X

Line

X

X

X

Truncate Lines

X

X

X

Process

Add Block Skips

X

   

Remove Block Skips

X

   

Add Comments

X

   

Remove Comments

X

   

Add End of Blocks

X

   

Remove End of
Blocks

X

   

Add Sequence
Numbers

X

X

X

Re-Sequence

X

X

X

Add Spaces

X

   

Remove Spaces

X

   

Change Feed Rates

X

   

Change Spindle
Speeds

X

   

Math Operations

X

   

DNC Restart

X

X

X

DNC

Send To CNC

X

X

 

Receive From CNC

X

X

 

Terminal

X

X

 

Properties

X

X

 

DNC Strip Comments

X

X

 

DNC Character
Translation

X

X

 

Max Baud

115,000

19,200

~

Number of Ports

64

8

~

Format

Colors
General/Backplot

X

X

Color Syntax
Highlighting

X

Font

X

X

Always
Print in Back and White

X

X

Translate
Commas to Periods

X

X

Options

Tool
Bars

X

X

X

Status
Bar

X

X

X

Custom
Logo

X

X

X

Automatically
Scan File for Template

X

X

X

Template
Database

X

X

X

Windows

Cascade

X

X

X

Tile
Horizontal

X

X

X

Tile
Vertical

X

X

X

Arrange
Icons

X

X

X

Multiple
File Support

X

X

X

Split
View of Single CNC Program

Help

Contents

X

X

X

Index

X

X

X

Search

X

X

X

Support
Information

X

X

X

G
Codes Milling

X

X

X

G
Codes Turning

X

X

X

Short
Cut Keys

X

X

X

APTCL
References

X

X

X

Fractional
Equivalents

X

X

X

Backplot

Restart

X

Backstep

X

Start

X

Step

X

Fast
Forward

X

Pause

X

Zoom
In, Out, Fit, Window

X

Pan

X

View
8 views

X

Backplot
Layout   Horiz Vertical

X

3D
Wire Frame

X

3D
Animation

X

Cost

Quote

Quote

Free