You can use this to open the data selection dialogue in order to load an NC program. Alternatively this can be done with the “Load program” button, which is located under the graphic windows on the program side (5th from left).
The file needs to include the DIN/ISO G-code and normally has an ending such as “.din”, “.iso”, “.nc”, “.tap”, “.txt”. The G-code includes the coordinates of the actual tool path and supplemental commands, e.g. for tool spindles and coolant. Drawings created with a CAD program, only contain sketches or floor plans or volumes for the workpieces and no information about the tool path. 3D drawings need to first be processed with a CAM program, in order to generate the tool path. 2D drawings can be loaded with certain limits with the import function (see later chapter).
Error when opening
After selecting the file, this will be loaded and the tool path displayed in the graphic window. Should an error be found, the tool path installation will break off immediately and a notice will appear in the lower right text window. The most common error is “Number outside of permitted range”, which is usually the result of an incorrect or unset zero point. In this case select either the proper zero point (G54 to G59) under the coordinate display,
or set a new zero point, either via the menu configuration -> offsets
or by entering coordinates or the use of jog and zero buttons.