As you will see, ProDNC is designed with ease
of operation in mind. The editor allows you to have
multiple file windows open. To select each of these
windows you click its tab at the bottom of the window.
This allows easy navigation through all your windows
whilst the screen remains uncluttered - there aren't
windows floating about all over the place....
In addition you can send the file thats in the editor
direct to your CNC, even if you have made edits
and not saved it away yet. You can also select a
different CNC by clicking the Send icon's drop down
menu and selecting the CNC you want to use.
If you create a new file, each one is called "Untitled
1" "Untitled 2" etc. You can type
into this as normal. If you make any changes at
all to any file, when you close the file or exit
ProDNC, you will be prompted if you want to save
the changes away.
The editor functions are accessed by the main menu
To open an existing file click the "Open"
button. You can select either single or multiple
files from the dialog box. If you select a file
that is already open in the editor window it will
not be opened again. The default folder you see
will depend upon the settings you have chosen. You
have the option to "Always Default To Send
& Receive Folders" in the "CNC Settings".
If you select this then you will always open into
the "Send Folder" and be able to select
files that have the default "Send Extension".
This makes it easier to always be in exactly the
right CNC folder viewing the correct files for that
CNC as most users have different folders for different
CNC machines or maybe different file extensions
for different customers.
If you right click the mouse you have the ability
to select the main functions such as cut,copy paste
ProDNC keeps track of the last four files that you
had open in the editor
You can customize the look of the editor, for example
you can change the background color, the text color.
In addition you can colorize the coding so that
each word in your NC code block appears in a different
color. This makes picking out selected code very
Along with simple editing, cutting and pasting etc.
you have the ability to perform NC code specific
actions on your code. These are...
Remove Blank Lines
Reformat NC Code
Printing is WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get,
so you print out in the same font and fontsize as
appears on screen (as long as your printer can support
this font - some old dot-matrix printers may not).
You also have the choice to print in either Black
on White or in Color.