ShopBot Control Software

The latest version of the ShopBot Control Software is always available here for free download.  This is the software that runs ShopBot CNC Tools.  With the ShopBot Control Software, you can enter individual commands to move the tool or run a ShopBot Part File, a cutting file created in a CAD/CAM program such as the ShopBot Design Software Suite, to cut out a part. 

If you are interested in a test drive to check out the software, the ShopBot Control Software will run in Preview Mode without being connected to a ShopBot and you are welcome to download and try it out.

View version release notes. Archived software versions.

CURRENT SOFTWARE:  For PRS ShopBots (11/2007 to current {includes most PRS tools}; and any ShopBots updated to V2xx Control Cards)

[Click here for info on checking your Control Card Version]

Download the installation program to your computer, then run it to install the ShopBot Control Software.  If your outboard Controller firmware is outdated, you will be prompted to reload it when you next run the software.  Any late-breaking information will display in a readme message at the end of the installation process.

For PRS ShopBots or ShopBots with upgraded Control Cards. Version 3.8.14 Released 3/19/14 ~24MShopBot Control SoftwareB

[Click here to download Sb3.8.14]    PRS Icon                         [Notes on this update]                         

VERSION 3.8.x is a major update to the ShopBot Control Software. It improves tool performance, adds enhanced features, and offers an optional ease-of-use interface for CNC, called ShopBotEASY. [Click here for a summary of this new software version]

It is possible to upgrade most ShopBots to the latest V2xx Control Cards, though not all features will be supported on older tools. Give tech support a call to find out whether a new Control Card would be beneficial for your tool.

ShopBot 'beta' software available for testing: Our software development group is usually working on a new version of the ShopBot Control software that includes new features and/or capabilities. You are welcome to test the current 'beta' version of the software. [Beta Notes page]

 

For PRT ShopBots (7/2004 - 9/2007;  and early PRS, with xplor52 Control Cards [using a Dallas microcontroller]; these systems used USB communications via a serial to USB adapter plugged  into the serial connector on the larger board.)

Download the installation program to your computer, then run it to install the ShopBot Control Software.  If your outboard Controller firmware is outdated, you will be prompted to reload it when you next run the software.  A readme file will display any late-breaking information at the end of the installation process.

Windows Version for PRT/PRS ShopBots (XP/Vista/7/8)

ShopBot Control Software Version 3.6.46 FINAL UPDATE of PRT Software 3/30/13 ~20MB
[Click here to download Sb3.6.46]

(This versions is identical to 3.6.44 with the exception that some of the included file have been updated. These include files for vacuum tables, the MTC file that handles manual tool change instructions, and Copy Machine Tool for probing. This version also includes a folder with our "probe to surface translator" which was inadvertently left out of 3.6.44).

For older PRT ShopBots (2000 - 2004 with xplor 52 Control Cards [using original Atmel microcontroller]; these system used standard serial communications)

Download the self-extracting installation program to your computer, then run it to install the software.  If your outboard software is outdated, you will be prompted to reload during the install.  A readme file will display any late-breaking information at the end of the installation process. PRTstandard control box looks like a computer CPU either beige, silver, or black.

Windows Version for PRT ShopBots (includes Plasma Cutters)

ShopBot Control Software Version 3.4.27PRT   LATEST UPDATE 10/04/06 10MB
[Click here to download.]

DOS Version for PRT ShopBots (also runs in Windows 95/98/ME; *this version can not be used with Windows NT/2000/XP/7/8)

ShopBot Control Software Version 2.39 (sb239sx_m.exe; 1.2MB)
[Click here to download now]

ShopBot Control Software Version 2.39 for PLASMA (sb239sx_p.exe; 1.2MB)
[Click here to download now]

For PR ShopBots (from 1995 - 2000)

Download the self-extracting installation program to your computer, then run it to install the software. A readme file will display any late-breaking information at the end of the installation process.

DOS Version for PR ShopBots (also runs in Windows 95/98/ME; *this version can not be used with Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8)

ShopBot Control Software Version 2.38 (sb238sx.exe; 1.2MB)
[Click here to download now]

*It is possible to install the DOS version on a Windows XP or 2000 computer to run in PREVIEW mode only. To do so:  change the C:\windows\temp to C:\sb200 when asked where to unzip files. This will put everything in the SB200 directory. You should then move all .sbp files to the SBPARTS directory.

 

 

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