Predator DNC Remote Installation Preparation
To help prepare for your remote Predator DNC installation, it is recommended you read the following Knowledge Base. Feel free to ask a SFA technician any questions.
The Predator DNC application will use a temporary license until you receive the permanent USB SIM. We will need a Network ID to obtain the temporary license.
Software to Download
.NET Framework 3.5
Modern Windows operating systems do not include .NET Framework 3.5 by default and Predator applications still require it. To conserve time, this should be installed prior to the remote installation. Review How to Enable .NET Framework 3.5
to enable this yourself.
- Operator or someone who knows how to operate the machine
- IT Contact
Information to Have Ready
- Local Administrator Rights
- Static IP Addresses for each device or CNC control
- SSID and Encryption Key (for wireless hardware only)
- Location of current NC part programs
- Machine name, make, and model
- Machine control model
- Current baud rate, data bit, stop bit, and parity, when applicable
- The technician will connect remotely via TeamViewer (TeamViewer QuickSupport)
- Install and license Predator DNC
- Program hardware and install drivers
- Assist with control settings
- Configure machine connectivity in Predator DNC
- Test connectivity
- Provide training and documentation as needed
program wireless hardware, we will need a direct Ethernet connection to the
device. It is recommended we use a laptop with Wi-Fi and an available Ethernet
port or a PC with a second Ethernet port. If this is not possible, we can
either walk you through the steps verbally or provide the necessary
Predator DNC Onsite Preparation
Overview To help prepare for your onsite Predator DNC installation, it is recommended you read the following article. The technician will implement features detailed in the scope. Features such as drip-feed must be defined in the scope to be ...
Predator DNC Adding Machine Preparation
Overview To help prepare to add a machine to Predator DNC, it is recommended you read the following Knowledge Base. Feel free to ask a SFA technician any questions. Software to Download TeamViewer Requirements Predator DNC Computer with Internet ...
Why am I getting “Too Many Active Commands” message in Predator DNC logs?
Overview Predator DNC is trying to open more ports than you are licensed for. You either have too many machines configured or you have more then one PXP configuration file open. If you do have too many machines/commands configured, request an upgrade ...
Why does Predator DNC splits the file into DNC0, DNC1, etc?
Problem Predator DNC is saving the uploaded (CNC to PC) program in multiple files. The first one is saved with the correct name, but does not have the entire program. The rest of the program is saved in the DNCX naming, e.g. 123.nc DNC0.nc DNC1.nc, ...
How do you do a remote request from Predator DNC?
Remote request through Predator DNC: In many cases, a CNC machine may be located a good distance away from the computer, or perhaps a number of machines are connected to a central computer. In either case, the last thing you want is machine operators ...