CAM and CNC Post Processors

Convert toolpaths into machine-specific G-code


We have developed a system that allows us to work together to create a post processor customized to your personal needs. After the initial development, this post processor will streamline your CNC workflow for years to come.  We will use this initial information to provide a rough draft post processor. We will draw from our long list of customer validated post processors as an initial starting point, and further customize from there. Expected delivery time is 5 business days, unless otherwise noted, and is contingent on the quality, accuracy, and completeness of the information we are provided.





Post processors are a critical part of any CAM system

The role of the post-processor is critical – it acts as the translator between your CAM programs generic language and the language specific to your CNC machines controller to convert toolpaths into machine-specific G-code. CAMWorks webinar covering the post-processing environment, including in-house examples of custom post edits.

The output of CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM is a g-code file. This file contains the instruction set for your parts program: the feeds, speeds, toolpath, tool changes, safety codes, and more.

Being a translator, there is some flexibility in how the post-processor outputs your code. It is important the code matches your CNC machine parameters and takes advantage of all your machine’s capabilities. Operators also tend to have their preference. Ultimately a good post-processor means less hand-editing, more efficient programs, and faster setup and cycle times.

Both CAMWorks and SOLIDWORKS CAM install with a variety of basic post-processors. Users also have the ability to create their own post-processors using the Universal Post Generator. However, we have found most users find the best option is to rely on GoEngineer’s expertise and experience to customize a post-processor specific for their needs.

 Post processors are a critical part of any CAM system

Learn More About Custom Post Processor Options From GoEngineer.


With a custom post-processor, you have control over the G-code output without the burden of learning to write post-processors yourself. Safety lines, tool changes, canned cycles, M-codes – these areas and more are possible points of customization within the post-processor. We can even expand the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS CAM or CAMWorks through the post!

Our goal is to build a post-processor that requires zero hand-editing and is tailored to your exact operator or machine requirements. We also commit to maintain and support that post-processor, even if your requirements change.

We have hands-on experience with most machine tool vendors and control systems – in fact we have written thousands of custom post-processors over the years for our satisfied customers. There is no better way to squeeze the most power out of SOLIDWORKS CAM or CAMWorks then with a custom post-processor from GoEngineer.



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Tormach is the premier provider of small footprint, lab-friendly CNC machine tools. Their   “personal-sized” selection of mills and lathes offer an affordable machining option without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

At GoEngineer, we use Tormach as a test-bed for SOLIDWORKS CAM and CAMWorks g-code. We have also found them to be an excellent complement to our 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies!

We proudly provide a Tormach PathPilot post-processor for SOLIDWORKS CAM free of charge. Simply download the .zip, file here . Review the included PDF, and place the files in your Posts directory. If you have any comments or suggestions – feel free to share those with us at .

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