ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software

Current software version: 2.6.1

Applications: TRAK RX Series Lathes, TRAK RX Series Bed Mills, TRAK Toolroom Machining Centers, TRAK VMC2 Vertical Machining Center

In version 2.6.1

Bug fix - Software does not work when using START AT on any event after an irregular pocket. This problem also happens when using an irregular pocket within our island and new clear off event.

New features in version 2.6.0

  • RMX:
    • New CLEAR OFF event (option)
  • RLX:
    • Retain angle in Do One taper
  • Other:
    • Ability to sort TOOL TABLE by columns
    • This version nows supports VMC2 machines
    • Code 1 - Added ability to mark log and add notes by using the * button
    • Added Floating License for offline product (option)
    • Ability to mode out from middle of toolpath calculation
  • Known issue:
    • There is a bug when trying to INSERT a CLEAR OFF event, where it will not prompt you correctly to define the stock. To work around this, you can create the CLEAR OFF at the end of your program, copy it using the Clipboard feature, and then use Copy Insert to put it where you want in the program. This will be addressed in a future release.

Instructions for First Time Installation

For upgrades, see below: "Instructions for Upgrading from an Older Version"

  1. Download the zip file to anywhere your computer.
  2. Open the zip file, and double click on the RXOL_x.x.x.exe file to begin the installation process.
  3. If this is your first time installing the software, then you should be prompted for where you would like to install the software.
    (See Image: Select Destination Location)
ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Select Destination Location
Image: Select Destination Location

  1. After choosing the location where you would like to install, click on the NEXT button to continue.

  2. You will then be prompted for the name of the Start menu folder where the shortcut will be created. Click on NEXT to continue.
    (See Image: Select Start Menu Folder)

ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Select Start Menu Folder
Image: Select Start Menu Folder

  1. Click on the Install button to begin installing the ProtoTRAK offline software.
    (See Image: Ready to Install - First Time Installation)

ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Ready to Install - First Time Installation
Image: Ready to Install - First Time Installation

  1. Once the ProtoTRAK software has finished copying over, you’ll see this screen. This lists all the necessary components needed to run our software. If this is your first time installing, then make sure all of the boxes are checked, and then click on Finish. No harm should come if you already have something installed. Note that the installer will automatically detect if you need 32 bit or 64 bit files.
    (See Image: Setup Wizard - Check All Boxes)

    After you click Finish, you should see a progress bar show you the status of each individual program installing. Note that if you are prompted to restart the computer, you can choose to restart later so that you can finish installing everything that is necessary.

ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Setup Wizard - Check All Boxes
Image: Setup Wizard - Check All Boxes

Instructions for Upgrading from an Older Version

  1. Download the zip file to anywhere your computer.
  2. Open the zip file, and double click on the RXOL_x.x.x.exe file to begin the installation process.
  3. If you have already installed the software previously and are simply updating to the latest version, then when you first run the installer, you will simply be prompted with the following window. The installer will copy the software into the same location where it was previously installed.
    (See Image: Ready to Install - Upgrading from Older Version)

ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Ready to Install - Upgrading from Older Version
Image: Ready to Install - Upgrading from Older Version

  1. When you get to the last window with the check boxes, you can simply leave all of the boxes unchecked, and then click on Finish.
    (See Image: Setup Wizard - Unchecked Boxes)

    However, if you are updating from a version older than 2.5.4, then you will need to enable the check mark next to “Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 library”. This is to ensure that the software has all the necessary files needed for newer features to work properly. Click on Finish to install this update.
    (See Image: Setup Wizard - 2015-2022 Library Checked)

ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Setup Wizard - Unchecked Boxes
Image: Setup Wizard - Unchecked Boxes
ProtoTRAK RX CNC Offline Software Instructions - Setup Wizard - 2015-2022 Library Checked
Image: Setup Wizard - 2015-2022 Library Checked

The ProtoTRAK RX Series CNC is factory-installed on the following machines: TRAK RX Series CNC Lathes, RX Series CNC Bed Mills, TRAK Toolroom Machining Centers and the TRAK VMC2 Vertical Machining Center.