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CIMCO Integration Software Products A short introduction to key functionality in : CIMCO Edit 5 CIMCO DNC-Max 5
This introduction covers Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros Comparing two files using the File Compare Using the Back-Plotter Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit 5 CIMCO DNC-Max 5 DNC-Max Client and Server Transfer status Send/Receive programs Port log information Terminal Wireless DNC Hardware
Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit 5
Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit Move the cursor to a G/M code, and the NC-Assistant will identify the code, and allow you to modify it using an interactive interface.
Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit Step 1. Point at any G or M code. Step 2. Enter new values into fields in dialog. Step 3. Approve changes and your NC program is automatically updated with the new values.
Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit The Cycles/Macros function allows the user to quickly add/edit complex cycles. In this example we will insert code for Program start. Step 1. Position the cursor on the first line of the program Step 2. Select Program start from the Cycles/Macros list.
Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit Step 3. Fill in the desired values for Program start. Step 4. Code for Program start is automatically generated and inserted.
Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit 5
Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit File Compare is a powerful function in CIMCO Edit, which can locate differences between two program files. NC-Program NC-Program being compared with earlier version
Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit Step 1. Open an NC program in the editor. Click on icon, select program file from window and finally click Open. Step 2. Open file for comparison
Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit Step 3. A two frame view with differences highlighted. Original file File for comparison
Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit Step 4. Viewing and Synchronizing files Next difference Previous difference Synchronize left to right Synchronize right to left Goto first difference Goto last difference Stopping file compare
Using the Back-Plotter CIMCO Edit Plot your 3-Axis Mill and 2-Axis lathe CNC programs inside CIMCO Edit with step and continuous forward and reverse synchronized plotting. NC-Program Clicking on brings up the Back-Plotter.
Using the Back-Plotter CIMCO Edit Control the speed and direction of the animation play-back. Forward Move control to the right. Backward Move control to the left. Rotate, scale and zoom in 3D while the Back-Plotter simulates the toolpaths (X,Y,Z)
Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit 5
Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit NC-Base helps you keep track of your NC programs and their associated files. NC-Base provides comprehensive search capabilities, which help you locate information needed without necessarily knowing all details about it. NC-Base consists of : NC-Base Server Runs in the background as a service NC-Base Client NC-Base Explorer interface
Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit NC-Base Explorer consists of two parts. On the right a tree structured presentation of all programs and associated information and below a preview of the selected files content. On the left are various search criteria. Searching will narrow down the number of files displayed in the tree structure. If no search fields are filled out a search will return all programs and files available.
Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit NC-Base can be configured to suit your specific needs for information gathering and storage. An example of this is the ability you have to specify your own information fields.
DNC-Max Client and Server CIMCO DNC-Max DNC-Max is made up of a Client and Server. DNC-Max Client The software application used for local or remote file transfer initiation, port monitoring and port management. Can access DNC-Max Servers across LAN, WAN or the Internet. DNC-Max Server The core component of DNC-Max, which is responsible for all communication activities and runs as a service in the background.
Transfer status CIMCO DNC-Max To see detailed information about the current transfer for a specific port, click on the port in the port list, and select the Transfer status tab. The transfer status tab is shown below.
Transfer status CIMCO DNC-Max RXReceive signal - server is receiving data from the CNC. TX Transmit signal - server is sending data to the CNC. RTS Ready To Send - status from server to DNC. CTSClear To Send - status from CNC to server. DTRData Terminal Ready - status from server to DNC. DSRData Set Ready - status from DNC to server. XoffTransmission paused by XOff from CNC. ErrorOne or more errors occurred during current transfer.
Send/Receive programs CIMCO DNC-Max Use the Send/Receive tab to send or receive files manually. A manual operation is a file transfer between the DNC server and the CNC, initiated manually from DNC-Max Client, as opposed to an automatic transfer initiated by the CNC operator using the remote request or auto receive features.
Send/Receive programs CIMCO DNC-Max Step 1. To send a file manually from a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking on the left mouse button. Step 2. Click Send and select the program you wish to transfer. Press the arrow next to the Send button, to show a list of files recently sent to the selected port.
Send/Receive programs CIMCO DNC-Max Receive file Same way as before. Select port, click Receive instead of Send and select the file you want. Clear Queue To remove a specific entry in the Transmission queue, highlight the entry, and press Clear Queue. Pause To pause a transmission on a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking the left mouse button, and press Pause. This will pause the transmission immediately. Restart To restart a transmission on a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking the left mouse button, and press Restart. Stop To stop a transmission at a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking the left mouse button, and press Stop.
Port log information CIMCO DNC-Max To see log information for a specific port, click on the port in the port list, and select the Log tab. The log displays the last 1.000 entries since the server was started.
Wireless DNC-Hardware CIMCO DNC-Max Hand-held terminal CIMCO DNC-Max 5 supports the use of Hand-held terminals. The Terminal is used for Remote mode in the DNC products to pass the name of a CNC code program as a string of ASCII characters back to the DNC system when requesting or storing a CNC code program. The Terminal is connected serially with DNC-MAX like connecting a CNC-Machine. Some CNC machines do not have a full keyboard. A hand-held terminal allows a CNC machine operator to request a file from the DNC computer while the operator is still at the CNC machine. A hand held terminal can be used for NC program transfers (upload and download, or drip-feeding) for one or more CNC machines.