Presentation on theme: "CIMCO Integration Software Products"— Presentation transcript:
1 CIMCO Integration Software Products A short introduction to key functionality in :CIMCO Edit 5CIMCO DNC-Max 5
2 This introduction covers CIMCO Edit 5Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros Comparing two files using the File CompareUsing the Back-PlotterOrderly program storage with NC-BaseCIMCO DNC-Max 5DNC-Max Client and ServerTransfer statusSend/Receive programsPort log informationTerminalWireless DNC Hardware
3 Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros CIMCO Edit 5Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros
4 CIMCO Edit Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros Move the cursor to a G/M code, and the NC-Assistant will identifythe code, and allow you to modify it using an interactive interface.
5 CIMCO Edit Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros 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 programis automatically updated with the new values.
6 CIMCO Edit Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros The Cycles/Macros function allowsthe user to quickly add/edit complex cycles.In this example we will insert codefor ”Program start”.Step 1.Position the cursor on the first line of the programStep 2.Select ”Program start” from the Cycles/Macros list.
7 CIMCO Edit Efficient editing with NC-Assistant & Cycles/Macros Step 3. Fill in the desired values for ”Program start”.Step 4.Code for ”Program start” isautomatically generated and inserted.
8 Comparing two files using the File Compare CIMCO Edit 5Comparing two files using the File Compare
9 CIMCO Edit Comparing two files using the File Compare File Compare is a powerful function in CIMCO Edit,which can locate differences between two program files.NC-ProgramNC-Program being comparedwith earlier version
10 CIMCO Edit Comparing two files using the File Compare Step 1. Open an NC program in the editor.Step 2. Open file for comparisonClick on icon, select program file from windowand finally click ”Open”.
11 CIMCO Edit Comparing two files using the File Compare Step 3. A two frame view withdifferences highlighted.Original fileFile for comparison
12 CIMCO Edit Comparing two files using the File Compare Step 4. Viewing and Synchronizing filesNext difference Previous difference Synchronize left to rightSynchronize right to leftGoto first differenceGoto last differenceStopping file compare
13 Using the Back-Plotter CIMCO Edit 5Using the Back-Plotter
14 CIMCO Edit Back-Plotter. Using the Back-Plotter Plot your 3-Axis Mill and 2-Axis lathe CNC programs insideCIMCO Edit with step and continuous forward and reversesynchronized plotting.Clicking onbrings up theBack-Plotter.NC-Program
15 CIMCO Edit Using the Back-Plotter Rotate, scale and zoom in 3D while the Back-Plottersimulates the toolpaths(X,Y,Z)Control the speed and direction of the animation play-back.Forward Move control to the right.Backward Move control to the left.
16 Orderly program storage with NC-Base CIMCO Edit 5Orderly program storage with NC-Base
17 CIMCO Edit NC-Base Server Orderly program storage with NC-Base 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 ServerRuns in the backgroundas a serviceNC-Base ClientNC-Base Explorer interface
18 CIMCO Edit Orderly program storage with NC-Base 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 file’s 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.
19 CIMCO Edit Orderly program storage with NC-Base 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.
20 DNC-Max Client and Server CIMCO DNC-Max 5DNC-Max Client and Server
21 CIMCO DNC-Max DNC-Max Server DNC-Max Client DNC-Max Client and Server DNC-Max is made up of a Client and Server.DNC-Max ServerThe core component of DNC-Max, which is responsible for all communication activities and runs as a service in the background.DNC-Max ClientThe 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.
23 CIMCO DNC-Max Transfer status 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.
24 CIMCO DNC-Max Transfer status RX Receive 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.CTS Clear To Send - status from CNC to server.DTR Data Terminal Ready - status from server to DNC.DSR Data Set Ready - status from DNC to server.Xoff Transmission paused by XOff from CNC.Error One or more errors occurred during current transfer.
26 CIMCO DNC-Max Send/Receive programs 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.
27 CIMCO DNC-Max Send/Receive programs 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.Press the arrow next to the Send button, to show a list of files recently sent to the selected port.Step 2.Click ”Send” and select theprogram you wish to transfer.
28 CIMCO DNC-Max Receive file Clear Queue Pause Restart Stop Send/Receive programsReceive fileSame way as before. Select port, click ”Receive” instead of ”Send” and select the file you want.Clear QueueTo remove a specific entry in the Transmission queue, highlight the entry, and press Clear Queue.PauseTo 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.RestartTo restart a transmission on a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking the left mouse button, and press Restart.StopTo stop a transmission at a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking the left mouse button, and press Stop.
30 CIMCO DNC-Max Port log information 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 entries since the server was started.
32 CIMCO DNC-Max Terminal To see the data being transferred for a specific port, click on the port in the port list, and select the Terminal tab. The terminal tab is shown below.
33 CIMCO DNC-Max Scroll Show CR/LF Terminal When this field is checked, the terminal window scrolls when new data are added.Show CR/LFCheck this field to see linefeed characters(ASCII 10 and ASCII 13).
35 CIMCO DNC-MaxWireless DNC-HardwareHand-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.