Sending Files Using Remote
To send a file from your computer to your CNC you
simply store a small program in your CNC memory
that contains instructions inside it that tells
ProDNC what to do and which filename to do it to.
So, one of the simplest examples that we always
use is this
The /GET instructs ProDNC that you want to get a
file. The 1000 means that you want to get file 1000.
You OUTPUT this little program out through the RS232
of your CNC and then immediately press INPUT on
your CNC. ProDNC gets the file you sent out, interprets
it and a short while later it sends file 1000 (from
the folder you specify in the setup and with the
file extension from the setup) back to the CNC.
The next time you want to get a different file,
say 2000, then you edit the same small program in
your CNC memory to
And repeat the procedure.
If your CNC cannot use comments, then you can use
one of the axis words, so
Will work equally as well. Don't forget though,
that if you can't use comments, you cant use letters,
you are stuck with numeric filenames.
Each CNC machine inside ProDNC has its own default
send and receive folders. However you can setup
to 10 different aliases to alternative folders and
file extensions, and the syntax is really easy.
Say you want to get the file "\\mainwin2000\c\prodnc_sax_comm-remote\1000.txt"
then all you would have to do is use this command.
The .1 aliases to the full UNC path, its dead easy
and very flexible.
The above is only a sample example, it does NOT
have to be /GET, it could be just GET, or G, or
DOG or N1, it does not matter as long as both the
CNC program and the commands are the same, it is
extremely flexible in its formatting capabilities.