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ProtoTRAK Offline Software PT4OL

Current versions in this release:

Master 4.2

The full version of the ProtoTRAK Offline software requires a hardware key. If you have not purchased the
offline software option, you may still download this software as a demo. The demo version will not allow you
to save a part program.
Note:  Downloaded software must be extracted and decompressed before it is installed in the ProtoTRAK.
Please follow instructions carefully.  

Download Instructions
(For Windows 95 or above.)

  1. Click on the Download Now button
  2. In the selection window, select Save
    Note: If you Open or Run instead of Save, the program will attempt to write to your floppy drive as described in Extraction Step 3 listed below – this is not recommended.
  3. Choose a location to save the file. You may want to create a directory called “ProtoTRAK Downloads” or save the file to your Desktop.
  4. After the download completes, you will have the software saved on your hard drive. Close the download window if it is still open.
  5. The software you have just downloaded is compressed to make it easy to download. See the instructions below “Extracting and installing the software on your ProtoTRAK” to finish the process. 

PT4_4_2.exe     1,384KB

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Issues addressed with this software update (Since version 2.22)

  • Adds Z finish cut to lathe cycle events
  • Adds “start at finish cut” on mill canned cycles
  • Adds “tap” to bolt-hole event
  • Adds “start at pass #” for canned cycles with multiple passes
  • Adds service code 400 for updating language table
  • Adds ability to see what “options” and option versions are installed within service code 33
  • Can now define a closed profile or pocket using 2 events such as a mill and arc combination
  • Service code 319 error log; Save error log (f8) now works when you enter the service code number directly instead of going through the service code sections (A,B,C,D,E).
  • Fixes problem where Slave 2.21 did not give a fault message when encoder and scale count in opposite directions (direction reversed)
  • Fixes problem where controls ran through program at rapid feedrate when using IPR with RPM and feed rate was over written or programmed lower than .2 IPM (VL)
  • Fixes problem where control produced Z-axis Fault 98 when using IPR and CSS and feedrate was over written or programmed lower than .4 IPM (VL)
  • Adds Lathe Tapping (VL only)
  • Adds G-Code Editor (VM only)
  • Adds Chip Break drill cycle
  • Adds ability to look at a part drawing
  • Adds Tool Names (Mills)
  • Adds Face Grooving Cycle (Lathes)
  • Adds Run Time Estimator
  • Adds Service Code 335, Toggles spindle on during pause events
  • Adds Service Code 337, spindle calibration (V machines only)
  • Implements on-screen error messages for Servo Block faults (VM / VL)
  • Improves Threading to a shoulder (VL only)
  • Fixes step up / step down problem on SM bedmills where quill movement was not being offset correctly
  • Adds CAM OUT option for lathes
  • Fixes problem on VL lathes, where program ending in IPR and beginning in IPM will not run at the correct feedrate on second run of part.
  • New error message generated if Tap function is not able to properly toggle.
  • Improved/smoother traking on VM machines.

Extracting and installing the software on your Installed PT4 Offline

Note: To install a Demo or full copy on your computer the first time, see the next section.

This section describes the easiest way to get the software you have downloaded from your computer hard drive to your PT4 Offline program.  PT4_4_2.exe is a self-extracting file for use with Windows 95 or above.

  1. Place a formatted, blank floppy disk into your floppy drive (Drive A).
  2. Use Windows Explorer and go to the software you have downloaded on your hard drive. or locate the icon saved on your Desktop
  3. Double click the file PT4_4_2.exe. This will cause the software to automatically copy the correct files to the floppy disk you put into Drive A.
  4. Open your offline program. (Note, in case it already was open, you may want to save your program or any tools you have in current memory before doing the following)
  5. Press Alt + W to get to the selection screen.
  6. Press Update Master. This will start the update process and will take a moment or so. After the update is finished, the Offline screen will show the same image you see when you first opened it.
  7. Remove the floppy from the floppy drive.
  8. You can verify that the software was properly installed by checking the software version in the service codes. To do this, press the following: Mode, Set Up, Serv Codes, Code #, 33, Enter. You should see the same versions and release dates as above.

Extracting and installing the software on your Computer (Demo or Full Version)

Note: To update an already installed copy of the PT4 Offline software, see the previous section.

This section describes the easiest way to get the software you have downloaded on your computer.

  1. Place a formatted, blank floppy disk into your floppy drive (Drive A).
  2. Use Windows Explorer and go to the software you have downloaded on your hard drive or locate the icon saved on your Desktop.
  3. Double click the file PT4Offline2_22.exe. This will cause the software to automatically copy the correct files to the floppy disk you put into Drive A.
  4. On the Windows Desktop, click on Start.
  5. Select “Run”.
  6. Type in a:\PT4Install.exe.
  7. Click OK.
  8. The ProtoTRAK Offline software will install on your computer in the C:\PT4 directory.

To run the ProtoTRAK Offline software, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the C:\PT4 directory and click on PT4.exe file

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