General Information

Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

Share this entry

If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

Share this entry

If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Shop Floor Hardware

Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

Share this entry

If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Floppy Drive Emulators

Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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RS232 Serial Cabling

Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Predator Software

Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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Contact support for a more in-depth explanation, but here are some codes:

We always recommend you first make sure you review your Predator serial number and access code for typos. Extra spaces or tabs can cause issues. Don’t assume a zero in the code is a capital O.

If all else fails, here is more info on troubleshooting SIM Errors –

SIM Wrapper error 0 (0) – No Error
Try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 1 – No Driver
Proceed to troubleshooting steps listed under “SIM Wrapper error 5 (0)”
Or you can try reinstalling the device driver

SIM Wrapper error 2 – No SIM
Check the physical installation of the SIM adapter.
Try to install the device to a different port available on the PC, available parallel or USB port

SIM Wrapper error 3 ” Bad SIM
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 4 ” Expired
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 5 (0) ” Drivers corrupt or not installed for the SIM or invalid codes.
Follow these steps if you have a SIM from Predator.

  1. Sentinel Protection Drivers must be installed locally on the PC running Predator (Remote Desktop / VNC or any other remote program will not work during the initial setup)
  2. Remove the SIM from the USB or Parallel port on your PC.
  3. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the Sentinel Protection Installer and remove.
  4. Insert the CD that you received from Shop Floor Automations in the CD-Rom drive and navigate to “Drivers\Sentinel System Driver” folder and double-click the “Sentinel Protection Installer 7.1.0.msi”
  5. After this is completed, insert the SIM into the USB or parallel port on the PC and watch for the Windows notification that the new hardware has been detected.
  6. Open Predator and if the registration window opens, enter the serial number and access code in the provided spaces.
  7. If Predator opens, go to the Options menu and choose Upgrade. Enter the serial number and access code here.
  1. If no errors, verify in the title bar of Predator that it does NOT say “Predator/DEMO”.
  2. If you do get an error again, proceed to the troubleshooting steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 5 (56) below.

SIM Wrapper error 5 (56) – The serial number or access code is invalid.
Symptom: Codes seem to not update; you are entering the correct codes, but keeps coming up with an error.

  1. Enter “dncdemo” for the serial number. Leave the access code blank.
  2. This should bring you up to Predator. Shutdown Predator and relaunch.
  3. Go to the Options menu > Upgrade
  4. Enter the correct serial number and access codes and hit “OK.”
  5. If this still does not work, go to Start > All Programs > Predator DNC > Repair All
  6. If you still get this error code, call our technical support department.

SIM Wrapper error 6 – DES Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 7 – CRC Failure
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 8 – SIM Write
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 9 – SIM Read
Reinstall the device driver and if problems persist, contact SFA Support

SIM Wrapper error 10 – Clock Altered
If you are using temp codes, changing the date and time can cause this issue

SIM Wrapper error 11 – Registry Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 12 – SIM Altered
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 13 – Bad Registry
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 14 – Registry Write
Can’t write to the Windows registry – check permissions

SIM Wrapper error 15 – Bad Product
Uninstall the Predator application, doublecheck info entered, including serial numbers and access codes

SIM Wrapper error 16 – Bad Date or Time
Predator failed to retrieve current system date or time

SIM Wrapper error 17 – Wrong Version

  1. Launch Predator and check the version by clicking “Help” > “About”
  2. If you have version 4.x.x.x, you should be using a serial number beginning with “04””, if you have version 3.x.x.x installed, you should be using a serial number beginning with “03””
  3. If you do not have the correct version that matches your installed version, verify that the codes you are using are the correct ones.

SIM Wrapper error 18 – Wrong Product
Follow the above steps for the SIM Wrapper Error 17.

SIM Wrapper error 19 – Already Running
Predator app may be running on another user’s desktop

SIM Wrapper error 20 – FLM Server Not Found
Review computer name and IP address

SIM Wrapper error 21 – FLM No Licenses
Need to purchase additional licenses of appropriate Predator application

SIM Wrapper error 22 – Unable to create FLM
Confirm .Net framework is installed

SIM Wrapper error 23 – FLM Not Enabled
Confirm FLM Manager is licensed properly

SIM Wrapper error 500 – Invalid Handle
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

SIM Wrapper error 501 – No Dialog
Contact Shop Floor Automations Support ASAP if you see this error

The CNC Editor includes basic editing, printing, and saving for any size part program. Major features such as communication, file compare, backplotting and color highlighting are not included.

Category: CNC Editor

No, the CNC Editor is only designed for editing and reviewing part programs written in G-code. Other products on the market support Mazatrol editing and can be recommended by Shop Floor Automations.

If you are seeking Mazak compatibility, MTConnect is suggested. For Mazak CNC controllers, the MTConnect can be added to the following machines by contacting Mazak directly.

**Note: Mazak Smart CNC can also be updated with SMART ADAPTER #CCWMPD0280E

Category: CNC Editor

The Predator CNC Editor bundled with the DNC Networking Software is controlled by the license of the Predator DNC Software. The SIM and the serial number from the DNC will enable the full version of the CNC Editor.

Currently, there is no option to split the seat from the DNC Networking license. However, you may install the Predator CNC Editor on as many PCs as you wish and use the “light” version of the product for general editing purposes.

A stand-alone full version is available if needed. Contact our sales department.

Creating a CNC Editor custom menu with Predator is for creating a shortcut to launch the desired program within Editor. Instead of going to your desktop or Start menu to start a common application, we can make a “bookmark” type link, which will reside in the options menu of Editor. To add a new custom menu:

  • From the File menu select New Custom Menu…
  • The New Custom Menu Wizard will appear:
Field
Name
Description
Menu
Name
Type a name for the new custom menu item.
Command LineEnter a command line to execute or click the … button to browse the Windows File System for a command line

-Examples of the command line parameter would be “PDnc.exe” for Predator DNC-

  • When finished, click Finish to save the new custom menu. It will appear under the Options menu.

At any time, click Cancel to discard the new custom menu.

A limit of four custom menu items exists. The Menu Name must be unique.

Category: CNC Editor

The wait function is designed to allow the operator to queue a file at the PC to send to the machine, and then receive at the machine.

The steps would be similar to the following:

At the PC, send a file out to the machine, using the wait option

Walk out to the machine and manually receive that file

Once the Wait is enabled, Editor will wait for an “XON” character before sending files. Note that the Wait option is only enabled when flow control is set to either Software or None.

This is different because typically, you would set the CNC control to receive, walk to the PC, and send the file out. Not all machine controls support the “Wait” option. Consult your control operator’s manual for compatibility.

Category: CNC Editor

You can access the DNC COM port configuration one of two ways:

In the Edit menu, Click “Template” > Choose your template > Click “Next” > Choose your MCH file > Name your template if necessary > Click “Next” > Click “DNC Properties.” > Check “Wait for CNC”

Alternatively, in the DNC Menu, click “Properties” > Navigate to the “DNC Properties” window > Check the “Wait For CNC” box > Click Next until Finish is available > Click “Finish.”

DNC is a menu option in CNC Editor. DNC refers to any communication to and from the machine tool and is a generic term.

The Predator CNC Editor Xpress has basic file editing, printing, and basic CNC communication. Color highlighting is not included.  The CNC Editor has file compare, backplot, CNC communication, and more advanced editing features along with color highlighting.

Category: CNC Editor

he CNC Editor Express only supports COM 1 through 8.  If you need additional communication ports beyond COM 9, you will need to upgrade to the full version of the Predator CNC Editor.

Category: CNC Editor

The CNC Editor will support communications up to a baud rate of 19,200. The communication can be configured for hardware, software, or both flow control along with various data bits, stop bits and parity.

If you want to communicate to your machines faster, then talk to our Sales department about purchasing Predator DNC software.

No, the current protocols supported are XOn/XOff along with RTS-CTS. The Predator DNC module would be required to transfer via Xmodem or Mazatrol.

Category: CNC Editor

Yes, the editor supports long filenames, long directory names, names with spaces, shared network drives, and UNC names. Refer to the following examples:

  •     Job 1234.NC
  •     H:CUSTOM PARTSJOB 4567.NC
  •     \\SERVER1\C\LARGE CUSTOMER\PART No 1234-5678.NC
Category: CNC Editor

Yes, Predator CNC Editor supports an unlimited number of different machines and can communicate with multiple machines. Each machine can have unique COM port, baud rate, and numerous other properties. The Editor supports switchboxes, intelligent switchboxes, and the entire line of Predator DNC and Connect AKA FlexN hardware.

NOTE: The Predator CNC Editor can only communicate to one machine at a time and is not designed for simultaneous multitasking operations to multiple machines. If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC, which is designed to support machines simultaneously.

No, CNC Editor does not support Remote Request. Remote Request eliminates walking back and forth and allows operators to request files from the CNC control.

If this is desired, upgrade to Predator DNC software, which is designed to support Remote Request for up to 1024 machines simultaneously.

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If you are using the CNC Editor to transmit a CNC program, and the control receives the complete file, but Predator is still trying to send, check the end of the CNC program to make sure there are no spaces or other invisible characters after the % sign. Predator CNC Editor stops sending the program when it detects that the last character of the program is a % sign.

In terms of COM port limits with CNC Editor – Yes, the Editor Express can only use COM ports 1-8 and the Full version of the Editor can only use COM ports 1-32.

Category: CNC Editor

Even if the USB SIM is in the computer, and the serial number and access codes have been verified, this problem may still occur.

There are many reasons for this, but the most common and easily solved reasons are:

1. Make sure you are opening the red “Predator DNC Administrator” icon to license your software, if you have codes that license both DNC and Editor. When Editor is licensed through DNC, the codes must be entered in DNC.

2. Make sure you are opening the orange “Predator CNC Editor” icon to license your software if you have codes that are for licensing the Editor. Often, users will try to license using Virtual CNC (blue icon) but codes intended for Editor will license Virtual on their own so that the Backplot functionality is included in Editor.

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