Configuration Editor: Machining Options

Configuration Editor: Machining Options

This article provides an overview of the options and settings available on the Machining tab of the Configuration Editor (Options) Interface.  For a complete list of available tabs and options visit  Overview: Configuration Editor (Options) Interface.

The machining tab contains settings that apply when you create G-Code for a CNC machine. The settings range from setting the current drawing tool file you want to use and accessing the tool file to change additional options with G-Code generation. 


Single Part Drawings

Parts processed with a Single Part G-code station can generate a drawing into a drawing file just like a nest. Processing parts using a single part g-code station creates a parts.dwg file in the material folder of the corresponding work order. The option selected from the single part drawings settings will determine the creation method of the parts drawings.


None  – No parts are drawn into the parts.dwg file.

Draw Parts with Errors Only  – Draws only parts with errors in their G-Code into the parts.dwg file.

Draw All Parts  – Draws all parts into the parts.dwg file.

Draw All Parts with Dimensions – Draws all parts into the parts.dwg file with the dimensions set in the  Dimension Settings  button, dimension the overall part size, routing, sawing, vertical drilling, and horizontal drilling machining operations.

G-Code File Naming Convention

Item Number + Part Number – This naming convention generates more descriptive G-Code file names, but increases the chance for duplicate file names.

Incremental – This naming convention generates a random file name single part G-Code files and ensures that the program creates unique file names.


DWG, WMF, DXF Dimension Settings

Properties that control the dimensions for DWG, WMF, and DXF files. Control the dimensions for overall part size, routing, sawing, vertical drilling, and horizontal drilling machining operations.


G-Code File Name Options

Remove Duplicate G-Code Files – Compares each G-Code file created for duplicate files. If the program encounters a duplicate G-Code file, all references within the database will match the original file. Removing duplicate G-Code files reduces redundancy and allows a single program for identical parts.

Separate G-Code Files by Material  – Creates the G-Code files for nests and single parts in separate folders based on material.

Clear File Names – Clears the default program functionality of assigning file names that match the data specified in the cut parts file, column N, if data exists there. If this checkbox is checked, the program will apply the names specified in the cut parts file. If it is cleared, the program will apply random file names.

Create Sequential File Names – Causes the program to assign file names sequentially instead of randomly.


Machining Token Properties

Controls specific machining token properties.

Allow Offset Parameter (4) on HOLES Token -  enables parameter (4) of the Holes Token (see Fig. 31)

Pocket Corner Notch Token -  sets pocketing for corner notch instead of a cutout.





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