General options

Use this dialog to configure general port settings.

Use the following dialog to configure basic port settings.

Use the following dialog to configure basic serial port settings. The serial port settings must match those selected on the CNC. Please refer to the CNC manual for further information.

General Options dialog


COM Port

Select the COM port from this list. In some cases, not all the port installed on the server are shown. This happens if the port is not installed correctly, or if the port could not be detected. Please refer to the on-line help for further information.


Baud rate

Select baud rate from this list Transmission speed, in bits per second. The speed must match that of the CNC.



Disable file receive

Check this field to disable transmission of files from the CNC to the DNC server. This will prevent the operator from accidentally overwriting files on the server.


Always save files in $INCOMING

Check this field if all files received from the CNC should be saved in $INCOMING on the DNC server.


Allow directory changing

Check this field to allow the DNC operator to change directory, and transfer files from directories other than $DATA.


Auto create directories

Check this field to automatically create directories for auto received files.


Allow file delete

Check this field to allow CNC operators to delete files on the server.

File delete is not supported on all models.


Allow directory delete

Check this field to allow the DNC operator to delete directories on the server.


Allow file/directory rename

Check this field to allow the DNC operator to rename files and directories on the server.


Allow transfers above $DATA

Check this field to allow files above $DATA to be sent/received.



Uppercase filenames

Check this field to always transfer the filenames from the PC as uppercase.


Use slow acknowledge

Check this field to enable the slow acknowledge mode. In slow acknowledge mode, a delay is inserted before the DNC server sends the protocol acknowledge sequence to the control. This prevents a buffer overflow on the control, that otherwise causes the control to signal a problem with the Ext. (LSV-2) interface.

If you experience any problems with the LSV-2 communication, you should enable this option.


Control LSV2 buffer size

Use this field to specify the size of the controls LSV2 input buffer.

Failed transfers


Save failed transfers

Check this field if you want to save failed transfers. Failed transfers occurs if the program/file name of an auto received file could not be determined, and no remote request triggered was found.


Failed transfers to keep

Specify the number of failed transfers to keep. Failed transfers are named FAILED_$ The file with the largest 'xxx' value is the latest failed transfer.