We have many training institutes customers asking about how to use the simulator to do remote teaching during the pandemic.
First of all, if you already have an educational license pack, you can contact our helpdesk to get specific instructions on how to get started. On the other hand, if you are thinking of buying a license but have doubts about how it works, we will explain it below:
When you order an educational license from us, you will get an automatic email back with a license string that can be used to unlock the software on your computers. We also have an alternative license that instead is using a license file. If you contact us, we can convert the license as you like free of charge. When it comes to remote teaching, the license file option is more practical.
We will send you a link to download the license file. The teacher or administrator can then send this file, or the link to download it, to all of the students.
The students will need a Windows PC and a working Internet connection. He or she will then have to download and install the simulator from our download page and finally copy the license file to the installation folder. We will explain this process in detail upon request. The students can either contact our helpdesk directly for instructions or go via the teacher.
Once all students have installed the software the teacher can use the built-in cloud service to upload and download CNC files, drawings, and CAM files to share them with the students. The students can also upload their progress via the cloud service.
The teacher may also choose to use services like Skype, Zoom, Dropbox, Google Classroom, WhatsApp, and others to facilitate the classes and communication with the students.
We hope this helps to clarify how remote teaching with CNCSimulator Pro is done. We will be happy to answer any remaining questions you may have on our helpdesk.
Stay safe everyone!
We found this picture of the machine selector in version 1. It was 8 years ago. Times fly!
A big thanks to all of our great users that constantly give us suggestions and feedback. Without you guys, we would never have come this far.
We have updated the online-help today to include all the new functionality in version 3.2. As usual, we ask our users to please report any mistakes or if you find that anything is missing. We are constantly trying to improve the documentation, so all feedback is greatly appreciated.
If you do not see the updates, remember to clear your browser cache.
Hello from us at the cncsimulator.com developer team, we have exciting news!
First of all, we hope every one of you is safe in these crazy times. Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this crisis.
We have been using this time to work on the new and exciting version 3.2 of CNCSimulator Pro. There is a lot to talk about so here we go:
So what is new in version 3.2? A lot!
Here is a list:
A big thanks to each one of you that has contributed with ideas, feedback, and suggestions helping us with this new update.
The installer will soon be up on our download page but until then, you can download it from this link:
Stay safe everybody, stay at home and simulate!
As we all deal with the COVID-19 crisis, we at cncsimulator.com have a small virus crisis on our own. Some antivirus software mistakes our simulator for a threat. This is called a false positive and it is getting pretty common these days. As long as you have downloaded the simulator from our official site cncsimulator.com you do not need to worry. We guarantee that our files are 100% clean from any adware, malware, spyware, and similar. As you may realize, it would be devastating to our business and the reputation of the company if there was anything bad in our software.
virustotal.com reports that 25 out of 70 antivirus software give a false positive. Among them are Microsoft and McAfee.
What can you do?
First of all, we do not recommend that you turn off your antivirus protection. That could put you at risk for real threats. Instead, you can put an exception in your antivirus software. That is telling it that you trust the file and that it should not give a warning or delete it.
If you have Microsoft Defender as your protection, you can follow the steps below to put in an exception. If you are using another antivirus software, please consult their manual to learn how to do it.
Click Start > Settings > Update & Security.
Click Windows Security > Virus & threat protection.
Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions.
Select Add an exclusion, and then select Folder.
Navigate to your installation folder for the simulator. It is often located at:
C:\Program Files (x86)\CNCSimulator.com
Select the folder “CNCSimulator Pro”. Click on the button “Select Folder”
That’s all, now you shouldn’t see any more warning messages.
Now, when this threat is out of the way, remember the other one that is out there. Stay at home, simulate, and be safe!
We have more exciting news regarding the upcoming version 3.2.
Improved machines, lighting, and graphics.
Support for vises with collision check.
Stay tuned for more!
The Kaspersky virus protection software falsely reports CNCSimulator Pro as having a virus. We have had several users reporting this.
Here is what you need to do to get around the problem:
1. Open the settings Kaspersky Internet Security and choose Additional –> Threats and Exclusions.
2. Select Manage exclusions or Specify trusted applications.
Select the file or application to exclude from the scan scope in Kaspersky Internet Security. Optionally, specify the protection component that should not scan the application. You can learn more about setting up exclusions in Kaspersky Internet Security in the Knowledge Base.
Here is an example on how easy it will be to customize the popup-help in the editor, in version 3.2.
Let us change the help for G00 to Spanish.
In the beginning of the program, or in a separate include-file, we put the following line:
$CodeHelp 1 “G00|POSICIONAMIENTO RÁPIDO|G00 X.. Y.. Z..|Los desplazamientos programados a continuación de G00 se ejecutan en avance rápido establecido en la puesta a punto de la máquina, mediante los parámetros máquina.”
Then when we hold the mouse over G00 we will se the following:
We are working on the next version of CNCSimulator Pro and would like to share some exciting news with you.
In version 3.2, you will be able to completely customize the simulator so that it matches your machine! We have added commands to define your own G, M, and other codes by connecting them to your own custom subprograms or macros. These will run hidden in the background so that it looks like they are built into the simulator. You will even be able to add your own custom popup-help to match your codes.
We are also working on a feature that will allow users to simplify canned cycles into basic G-codes so that they can be run on any machine.
Stay tuned for more!