File Types

This section describes how to configure file type settings.

File type settings determine how to perform renumbering, look for tool changes, compare files, backplot settings, set up colors, where to save files, etc.

Colors, block numbers, backplot, file comparison, etc. are configured individually for each file type.

File type is a macro file, which contains specific properties for the machining type (e.g. Turning, Milling, etc.), program codes (ISO G-code, Heidenhain, plain text), and commands (renumbering, tool changes, colors, backplot, etc.).

The File types ISO Turning, ISO Milling, Heidenhain TNC, and Text file are integrated in CIMCO Edit v6. You can add new file types e.g. Turning by modifying existing macros or inserting your own macros. Information on how to proceed is found in the section Macro Setup.

To configure File types settings, select Global Setup in the Editor tab, or click on the setup dialog launch icon . This will open the Editor setup window. Click on File types in the left tree of the setup dialog. The following dialog appears:

File type overview.

File types

This field shows a list of defined file types. Use the Up/Down arrows to move the selected file type up or down on the list.



To delete a file type, highlight it and click on the button Delete. You will be prompted to confirm the delete operation.



Click this button to rename the selected file type. To rename a file type, highlight it and click on the button Rename.



Click this button to add a new file type

To add a new file type, click on the button Add. The following window appears:

Add a new file type.

Enter the name of the new file type, select a file type template from the drop-down list and click OK. Click Cancel if you wish to abort the operation.