Drivers  and Patches

Indexer Post Processors for VCarve Pro & Aspire

Indexer Post Processors for VCarve and (updated March 2016)

Export rotary toolpaths in VCarve and Aspire to use with ShopBot Rotary Indexer. To install, open VCarve or Aspire, go to Help > Open Application Data Folder. You will see a folder labeled “PostP”. Unzip and copy the files into this folder.

Cut3D and Partworks 3D

Cut3D Post (updated March 2016)

Create toolpaths with Cut3D software. Includes measurements in inches and millimeters, as well as a post processor that allows you to swap X and Y axes for using an indexer that is mounted parallel to the Y axis.

PartWorks3D Installation: unzip and copy files into C:\Program Files (x86)\ShopBot\PartWorks3D\PostP

Cut3D Installation: unzip and copy files into C:\Program Files (x86)\Cut3D\PostP

VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition

v8.0 to 8.014

Upgrade patch for VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition v8.0 to 8.014 (4/9/2015)


Upgrade patch for VCarve Pro - ShopBot Edition to v7.510 (5/4/2014)

Download the patch and transfer files to computer with VCarve Pro installed using a thumb drive or other method. Copy the patch to C:\Program Files\VCarve Pro - ShopBot Edition and run it. If VCarve Pro is installed on a computer with an Internet connection, go to “Help > Check for Updates” to download and install the patch directly.


These updates are for computers running PartWorks without an Internet connection. If running PartWorks with an Internet connection, use the “Check for Updates” function.

PartWorks upgrade v3.0 to v3.5

PartWorks v1.102

Post Processor Update - 28KB (05/14/09)

Download and save the attachment. Extract files to C:\Program Files\ShopBot\PartWorks\PostP. When the program asks if you want to overwrite the files, click “Yes”.


Deskproto Post Processors and Machine (updated March 2016)

These post processors and corresponding machine definitions allow you to use Deskproto with a ShopBot, including machining with a rotary indexer. To install, copy the files into the folder C:\ProgramData\DeskProto 6.1\Drivers


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