This chapter will outline the settings available to assist the user to attain faster prep time in CNC XChange.
Settings allow the user to set pre-defined locations and folders and default files that will be auto loaded when the software starts.
The default filepath or folder can be set where the user option files are stored. When opening or loading a user option file, this folder will become the default place to browse.
A default user option file can be set and will be auto loaded when the software starts.
The default filepath or folder for programs to be converted can be set. When browsing for a file to convert, this folder will become the default place to browse.
CNC Xchange can be set up to do mass batch conversion automatically. Users can set the filepath or folder to save the auto converted files and also set the three digit extension for those files.
Programs can be re sequenced in the Editor. In the settings page the user can set the starting N number and N number increment to be used in that process.
Some letter addresses are assumed to not be included when converting inch to metric or reverse. Letter addresses like T or M are assumed to not be formatted in either inch or metric. The user does have the ability to override those defaults here in the settings page if these letter addresses should be included.
CNC Xchange can be set up to auto insert contents of text files into the converted program at the start and or end of the converted program. Those text filenames and locations can be defined here in the settings.
Depending on the size and resolution of the monitor in use, users can select to use the standard editor or enhanced editor for higher resolution monitors.
Don’t forget to save the settings to make them active.