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Printing: The Print File button below the file list will print the highlighted file in the list. The Print Window button below the DNC window just prints what's in the DNC edit window. DNC Window: The DNC window is an editor so you can make changes in the program if needed. It can save you some time when you can download from the machine, make edits in the window and send it right back. When the editor has the focus, the Ctrl-F key will bring up a Find dialog and Ctrl-R will bring up a Find-Replace Dialog. Setup Sheet: This calls the optional InList program to print a tool list from the selected file. The InList program is available from i-Logic Software. Select Start: Normally, when you press the SEND button it starts sending from the beginning of the program. When this menu item is checked it will start sending from the line in the editor which the cursor is on. This is useful when using drip feed to the control and you want to start the program at a certain spot.
Utilities on Main Menu: There are three built in utilities: 1. Renumber See Configuration Editor. 2. Load Inplot Editor - Opens the Inplot program and loads the text into the editor. Other executable programs can be added to the utilities menu by adding them to the included DNCUtilities.ini file. The file is in the format of : Utility[number] =menu caption,exe filename,[1=needs DNC edit window NC filename as parameter;2=needs selected filename in file list window] Example file: [Utilities] Utility1=Setup Sheet,inlist.exe,1 Utility2=Notepad,notepad.exe,1
Drip Feed: DNC Server supports drip feeding the program to the machine control in the same way as normal sending, if the control supports it and you have the proper handshaking. On Most controls this is an optional feature, so yours may not support it. On Fanuc, set the mode switch to "Tape" and input parameters to "RS-232". Loop Feature - When sending a program from the edit window its possible to put a Loop Comment code in the program so a section of the program will be repeatedly sent out to the control. With this you could set DNC Multi-Server to drip feed a long program continuously repeating itself so you don't have to go to the computer to send the program each time. The Loop Comment Code is "(LOOP " and the block number to jump to. Example: G90G00X-4.1312Y.6502 N45G00Z.1 G01Z-.3F20. G41D0G01X-4.3312F2.0 X-4.3914 G03X-4.7657Y.2987I0.J-.375 Y-.2987I4.7657J-.2987 X-4.3914Y-.6502I.3743J.0235 G01X-4.3312 (LOOP 45) G40X-4.1312 G00Z3.0 In this example, when DNC Server reads the line "(LOOP 45)" it finds block number N45 and jumps to that line and continues sending. This will loop forever between the two lines continuously sending out the lines to the control. If you want to loop only for a certain number of times, use a comma and the number of loops to execute. (LOOP 45,4) will repeat 4 times and then continue with the next line after the loop. You could use this feature when drip feeding to the machine: the program after finishing could start again at the beginning, and you never have to go to the computer to start it again. Stop to change the part by placing M00 in program. Nested loops won't work. LOOP feature can be turned on in Configuration - Advanced - Use LOOP Command checkbox. See Advanced Configuration If there is a handshaking problem when drip feeding short fast lines, it may help to set Output Method to Send by Line.
Command Line - Normally, DNC Server starts  up with the last used machine configuration. It can be started with a parameter on the command line that will start with a particular machine configuration.  Make a shortcut and put a space and then the machine name on the end of the command line. Put angle brackets around the machine name. (put quotes around it if there are spaces in the name). Put the shortcut in the Windows startup folder. DNC Server will start with that machine configuration loaded. Example:
The machine name is the same name that shows up in the machine dropdown list. You need to put brackets around it. You only need to put quotation marks around it if it has spaces in the name. Like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\i-Logic\DNCServerM\DNCServer.exe" "<okuma lathe>" You can have multiple shortcuts in the startup folder and start multiple copies of DNC Server with different machine configurations. Each one needs to be set to a different comm port or they will interfere with each other. They can be set to start Minimized if you want. Other Command Line Parameters - On the command line there can be up to three parameters. Any combination of: Machine name as in, "<Okuma1>" "/MIN" = start with window minimized. Filename to load: "C:\Program Files\i-Logic\Inplot\NC\Ku-210.NC" "/I" = will try to load text from Inplot edit window. "/MAX" = start with window maximized. “/P” = set the IP Port number for Remote operation. Starting the program automatically when the computer is turned on. - Put the Shortcut you made above, (or a copy of the shortcut) in your Startup Folder. The folder should be found in something like: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
File List Window Shortcuts Shortcut Key  Effect Shift + F10  Display context menu for selected item  UpArrow  Move up DownArrow  Move down Delete  Send file to Recycle Bin Enter  Open file or folder BackSpace  Go to parent folder F2  Rename file F5  Refresh listing    Text Window Shortcuts Ctrl + F  Search for text Ctrl + R  Search and Replace    Double-Click on files in File List Window:  If you make a File Association for the NC Files in the Windows operating system - for instance, to open the file in another editor - double- clicking on a file in the File List window will also do the same.  Tips for DNC administrators: To prevent editing of files which are loaded into the text window, a setting can be manually added to the DNC.INI file, in the DNCServer section. [DNCServer] EditorReadOnly=1 This will set the text window so that any loaded text cannot be changed. In printing the the file, the left margin can be increased with the setting of: PrintMargin=10 This offsets the left margin the number of characters. ShowSoundsPage=1 Shows the Sounds page in Settings list. WindowColor=1 For visual accessibility purposes. Changes editor and file list background color to use current Windows theme.   Folders: When DNC Server is installed, the default installation is: C:\Program Files\i-Logic\DNCServer. The configuration files are stored in the common application folder, which on WIndowsXP is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\i-Logic\DNCServer and is C:\Users\Public\Documents\i-Logic\DNCServer  on Windows Vista  - 10      
DNC Compare You can compare two versions of your NC file to see if there has been any changes. When you have a file in the editor and you have a filename highlighted in the file list, click “Check File” on the File menu. You just need to install the free program from here. DNC Compare can also be used as stand alone program for comparing any two text files
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Features

Other Features

Printing: The Print File button below the file list will print the highlighted file in the list. The Print Window button below the DNC window just prints what's in the DNC edit window. DNC Window: The DNC window is an editor so you can make changes in the program if needed. It can save you some time when you can download from the machine, make edits in the window and send it right back. When the editor has the focus, the Ctrl-F key will bring up a Find dialog and Ctrl-R will bring up a Find-Replace Dialog. Setup Sheet: This calls the optional InList program to print a tool list from the selected file. The InList program is available from i-Logic Software. Select Start: Normally, when you press the SEND button it starts sending from the beginning of the program. When this menu item is checked it will start sending from the line in the editor which the cursor is on. This is useful when using drip feed to the control and you want to start the program at a certain spot.
Utilities on Main Menu: There are three built in utilities: 1. Renumber See Configuration Editor. 2. Load Inplot Editor - Opens the Inplot program and loads the text into the editor. Other executable programs can be added to the utilities menu by adding them to the included DNCUtilities.ini file. The file is in the format of : Utility[number] =menu caption,exe filename,[1=needs DNC edit window NC filename as parameter;2=needs selected filename in file list window] Example file: [Utilities] Utility1=Setup Sheet,inlist.exe,1 Utility2=Notepad,notepad.exe,1
Drip Feed: DNC Server supports drip feeding the program to the machine control in the same way as normal sending, if the control supports it and you have the proper handshaking. On Most controls this is an optional feature, so yours may not support it. On Fanuc, set the mode switch to "Tape" and input parameters to "RS-232". Loop Feature - When sending a program from the edit window its possible to put a Loop Comment code in the program so a section of the program will be repeatedly sent out to the control. With this you could set DNC Server to drip feed a long program continuously repeating itself so you don't have to go to the computer to send the program each time. The Loop Comment Code is "(LOOP " and the block number to jump to. Example: G90G00X-4.1312Y.6502 N45G00Z.1 G01Z-.3F20. G41D0G01X-4.3312F2.0 X-4.3914 G03X-4.7657Y.2987I0.J-.375 Y-.2987I4.7657J-.2987 X-4.3914Y-.6502I.3743J.0235 G01X-4.3312 (LOOP 45) G40X-4.1312 G00Z3.0 In this example, when DNC Server reads the line "(LOOP 45)" it finds block number N45 and jumps to that line and continues sending. This will loop forever between the two lines continuously sending out the lines to the control. If you want to loop only for a certain number of times, use a comma and the number of loops to execute. (LOOP 45,4) will repeat 4 times and then continue with the next line after the loop. You could use this feature when drip feeding to the machine: the program after finishing could start again at the beginning, and you never have to go to the computer to start it again. Stop to change the part by placing M00 in program. Nested loops won't work. LOOP feature can be turned on in Configuration - Advanced - Use LOOP Command checkbox. See Advanced Configuration If there is a handshaking problem when drip feeding short fast lines, it may help to set Output Method to Send by Line.
Command Line - Normally, DNC Server starts up with the last used machine configuration. It can be started with a parameter on the command line that will start with a particular machine configuration.  Make a shortcut and put a space and then the machine name on the end of the command line. Put angle brackets around the machine name. (put quotes around it if there are spaces in the name). Put the shortcut in the Windows startup folder. DNC Server will start with that machine configuration loaded. Example:
The machine name is the same name that shows up in the machine dropdown list. You need to put brackets around it. You only need to put quotation marks around it if it has spaces in the name. Like this: "C:\Program Files (x86)\i- Logic\DNCServerM\DNCServer.exe" "<okuma lathe>" You can have multiple shortcuts in the startup folder and start multiple copies of DNC Server with different machine configurations. Each one needs to be set to a different comm port or they will interfere with each other. They can be set to start Minimized if you want. Other Command Line Parameters - On the command line there can be up to three parameters. Any combination of: Machine name as in, "<Okuma1>" "/MIN" = start with window minimized. Filename to load: "C:\Program Files\i- Logic\Inplot\NC\Ku-210.NC" "/I" = will try to load text from Inplot edit window. "/MAX" = start with window maximized. “/P” = set the IP Port number for Remote operation. Starting the program automatically when the computer is turned on. - Put the Shortcut you made above, (or a copy of the shortcut) in your Startup Folder. The folder should be found in something like: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
File List Window Shortcuts Shortcut Key  Effect Shift + F10  Display context menu for selected item  UpArrow  Move up DownArrow  Move down Delete  Send file to Recycle Bin Enter  Open file or folder BackSpace  Go to parent folder F2  Rename file F5  Refresh listing    Text Window Shortcuts Ctrl + F  Search for text Ctrl + R  Search and Replace    Double-Click on files in File List Window:  If you make a File Association for the NC Files in the Windows operating system - for instance, to open the file in another editor - double-clicking on a file in the File List window will also do the same.  Tips for DNC administrators: To prevent editing of files which are loaded into the text window, a setting can be manually added to the DNC.INI file, in the DNCServer section. [DNCServer] EditorReadOnly=1 This will set the text window so that any loaded text cannot be changed. In printing the the file, the left margin can be increased with the setting of: PrintMargin=10 This offsets the left margin the number of characters. ShowSoundsPage=1 Shows the Sounds page in Settings list. WindowColor=1 For visual accessibility purposes. Changes editor and file list background color to use current Windows theme.   Folders: When DNC Server is installed, the default installation is: C:\Program Files\i-Logic\DNCServer. The configuration files are stored in the common application folder, which on WIndowsXP is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\i- Logic\DNCServer and is C:\Users\Public\Documents\i- Logic\DNCServer  on Windows Vista  - 10      
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DNC Compare You can compare two versions of your NC file to see if there has been any changes. When you have a file in the editor and you have a filename highlighted in the file list, click “Check File” on the File menu. You just need to install the free program from here. DNC Compare can also be used as stand alone program for comparing any two text files