Auto Serve in DNC Muti-Server
Software for uploading and downloading to CNC machines through the serial port. Our unique
interface puts everything in one screen - the list of files, an edit window, send, receive, print. Can
be configured for any number of machines.
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On Main Menu click on Configuration.
When 'Use Auto Serve DNC' is checked goes into a permanent listening mode, waiting for files
to be sent to it from the CNC machine. You can tell it is in server mode because the status line
has changed to blue color instead of red, and says it's 'Waiting for Server Command'.
It's now waiting for a file to be sent to it just as if the 'Receive' button was pressed. But the files
that you punch out from the CNC machine will have embedded commands to tell Multi-Server
what to do after it receives that file.
GET FILE EXAMPLE:
If you are at the CNC machine and want to load in a part program, make a little one line program
that has the '(G*' command and the filename to get:
(G* 2A0895 OP90 RV1.NC)
Punch this out to the waiting and when it's through receiving the file, it recognizes the '(G*'
command and gets the filename from the configured directory for this machine, loads it into the
editor window and waits for you to press the 'Read' button on the control. After is finished
sending you the file, it goes back into listening mode waiting for the next command.
SAVE FILE EXAMPLE:
(S* 2A0895 OP90 RV1.NC)
Punch this out to the waiting and when it's through receiving the file, it recognizes the '(S*'
command which means that the next file it gets should be saved under this filename. is listening
for the next file so when you punch it, it is automatically saved under that filename. Then it goes
back into listening mode waiting for the next command.
An easier way to save the files you punch out would be to use the '(A* ' command within the
program. Auto-Serve Mode is always waiting to receive a file anyway, so if you permanently have
a comment in the program with '(A*' and the filename to save to, it will see it and will be saved
automatically to that filename just by punching it out from the machine.
AUTO SAVE EXAMPLE:
N15 G0 G17 G40 G80 G90
(A* 51H388 OP130 RV1.NC)
N20 G15 H1
N25 G0 X-15.565 Y20
(.5 DIA HOG MILL)
N85 G0 A0
N740 X-15.565 Y20