In this post, I’ll show how to install and Run NC studio without motion card.
Before starting some note.
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As you know NCstudio works only when motion card connected to PC through PCI port. You can install it but when you’ll try to open its software will show you notification about a card that not connected. You can buy motion card from Aliexpress. It cost about between 35-50 USD.
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But what to do if you want to learn how to work with NC Studio without a motion controller card. Well as you know usually a computer that connected to CNC place beside of machine. This is not always a comfortable place to learn. That’s why sometimes you need to install it and check on your PC. OR simulate something to see how it will work on CNC.
Below you’ll able to download NCStudio 5.5.6 and some configuration file that will give you ability use this software without motion card.
The installation process is very easy. Open downloaded Zip file and you’ll find 2 files. NC studio EXE file and one DAT file.
Run EXE file and install software. It is very easy. Simply click on NEXT until installation will finish.
By default NCstudio working with Windows XP. If you’ll try to run it on another version of window you’ll get an error.
But there is one trick that will allow you run it in another version of Windows. To do that open property of NCstudio.exe and switch to Compatibility tab.
Set it to work with compatibility with Windows XP
How to run NC studio without controller card
Now if you’ll try to run NCstudio you’ll get a notification that card not connected. To run it without motion card copy and paste file NCSTUDIO.DAT from zip file into software installation folder. Replace existed file with it.
Now try to run it. Everything should work.