Post Delivery

Have you received some files for your post processor from either our post development or support team? If you are not sure what to do with them or how to get Mastercam to recognize them, let us show you how and where they belong on your system!

Save the zipped file sent to you to your desktop

Right click on the folder and select Extract All…

Click Extract

Open the unzipped folder – You will see your Machine and Control Definitions as well as your post files.

Select the files, right click, then select Copy

Navigate to your Shared Mastercam folder – The default directory is shown below, Open the CNC_MACHINES folder.

Right click and Paste your files here

Select your post files, right click, and Cut them from the CNC_MACHINES folder

Navigate to your machine type > Posts folder, right click, and Paste the files here

*If you have both a .pst & .psb file it is important to copy and paste both files in this location

Default Locations
All Control & Machine Definitions:
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2021\CNC_MACHINES
Mill post files go here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2021\mill\Posts
Lathe post files go here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2021\lathe\Posts
Router post files go here: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Mastercam 2021\router\Posts

Select your machine type and click Manage List

Select the Machine Definition and click Add

Select your machine type once more, then select the machine from the drop-down menu to load

The Machine will load into your Toolpaths Manager, expand the Properties, and click on Files

From here you can confirm that you have the correct Machine Definition, Control Definition and Post file.