Setting the Current Job Number from a DNC-Max Transfer

Click Setup / System Setup in MDC-Max.

Click Job Setup on the left and click the Add button on the right.

Set the condition to MSG[SENDSTART] - this condition will be true when DNC-Max transfers a new file to the machine.

Set job field to Log Filename - this tells MDC to grab the filename of the file transferred.

Setting the Using Field to "Filename without path and extension" tells MDC to strip the path and file extension so we end up with the filename only.

Note that this method will only work if the operator transfers the program each time they start a new job. If they leave the program in the machine and do not transfer it then this will not work.