The Machines dialog offers functions to connect a defined group of machines to a DNC interface (DNC-Max).

In CIMCO PDM you can dedicate projects, CAD files, CAM files, NC programs to a certain group of machines, which again is tied to a DNC interface. Directly from the control, you can then store NC programs in the database as well as request them (only possible with the DNC-Max functions Auto-Receive and Remote Request).

The Machines dialog.


This field shows a list of the machines stored in the database.



This column shows the name of the machine group.


Data Directory

This column shows the path of the data directory for the corresponding machine group.


Add Port

Click this button to add a new port to the machine group selected. The following window will open:

Dialog to add a new DNC port.

Select the port you want to add to the machine group from the list of available ports on the DNC interface, and then click OK.



Click this button to delete the machine group highlighted in the list.



Click this button to add a machine group to the list. The following dialog appears:

Dialog to add a new machine group.

Give the machine group an indicative name, select the template you want to use, and complete by clicking Add. The Add New Machine dialog will close and your new machine group is added to the Machines dialog.