Receive a File

This section describes how to receive files manually. A manual received operation is a file transfer from the CNC to the DNC server, initiated manually from the Client program, as opposed to an automatic transfer initiated by the CNC operator using the auto receive feature. Manual transmissions require user access.

To receive a file manually from a specific port, highlight the port in the port list by clicking on the left mouse button, and select Send/Receive / Receive File from the Client menu, or press Receive on the Send/Receive tab.

Then select a name for the file that should be received in the file dialog.

If you are controlling a remote server, the drives and files listed in the file dialog are those visible to the server. I.e. you cannot send files located on the administration computer, unless the administration computer has one or more shared drives that are accessible from the server. The reason for this is, that a file must be visible from the server, for the server to be able to transmit it.

Not all protocols support Receive File.