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Biesse Rover 321R

Bungalow Bill Member

Hi all, My boss owns a Biesse Rover 321R 1997 model. We are a small Laminated benchtop business. It has come I assume with the original op system. I have had no professional training and just been operating and fudging a few programs to do different things.
1 I would like to know of a good simulation program so that i can work from home.
2. I would like to change some programs to do the same from one side to the other side, copying and pasting the same program from the left and right and dividing y/2 does not work, I am missing a code somewhere.
Any help would be grateful.

6/5/16       #2: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Jason Scott

Does your machine use Biesse works? If it does I can help but I'm not sure when they started using it.

6/5/16       #3: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Dylan Bayliss  Member


1) Several things here in order to make that work.
In order to have the software you will need a lpt dongle, install office version of the xnc software and running on a compatible Windows OS.(XP) or earlier depending on the version of machine software. Machine should have come with (1 or 2) for the office. If not it will not work if you do not have those.
I would suggest you consider BobCad / CadCode / Alphacam to drive the machine from Drawings..they all have posts that connect to the machine.

2) not sure what you mean here. if you are looking for the program to create a mirror program on the right as the left, the machine does that automatically just by inserting the part into the right a left end panel becomes a right end panel in the other zone.. if you are referring to copy and pasting..I would suggest you use wordpad and when saved go back and remove the extension. The program will then open the file. I can send you an abbriveated programing manual, but would also suggest contacting Mark Tomlin at for onsite training, both in parametric and .iso import into the machine.

Hope it helps
dylan bayliss

6/5/16       #4: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Bungalow Bill Member

Hi Jason, thanks for your reply. No it doesn't, It didn't come with a manual and it was missing the english version on the machine,the Biesse Tech gave us a txt file "Programming CNC, though I was able to download a manual which has the same control panel Software Users Manual, Software XNC 1.2 1996 . Attached is the boot up screen

Click the link below to download the file included with this post.


6/5/16       #5: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Jason Scott

I would suggest looking at enroute software over bob cad. They have been really good when I have had questions. They are releasing V6 and getting rid of the hardware keys. Also their import DXF is really easy to use.

6/5/16       #6: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Bungalow Bill Member

Hi Dylan,
the only discs I have that came with the machine are the ones in the attachment, also attached is a program for an arc, what I meant was from the x to y position not along the x from left to right if you get my drift. Sorry my files are too big I will have to reduce them in size tomorrow

6/6/16       #7: Biesse Rover 321R ...

The 321 can be programmed @ the machine if you don't have office software.

The parametric for Y is LPY/2 and the for X is LPX/2 or LPY or X +/- etc.

The machine is a 4 zone machine and the the zones are mirror images of each other and it is designed for multiple uses. We got the most out of it for our needs running cabinet ends, deks and tops in a pendulum mode running one while one was being drilled and routed off and the other was being loaded

I do not run ours any longer, but when I did I programmed regular ends and parts off the bottom and front. Then copied and pasted.

6/21/16       #8: Biesse Rover 321R ...
Les Eversen  Member


I doubt programming at the machine is a very desirable way to go unless your work is simple and repetitive. I also doubt there are many post-processors besides CADCode that will support the Biesse XNC control since it's fairly old at this point. Not sure how you work and get data to the CNC but if you're interested, I'd be happy to send you more info about CADCode.

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