Step 5. Configure Points

  1. Do one of the following to open a Point Properties dialog box for a CNC device point.

A new point.

An existing CNC point.

New point for a CNC device

Important: Review supported data types before you configure points for a CNC device.

Using the correct data types is essential for making your project communicate with the device.

  1. Right-click Points in the Workbench left pane and select New.

A New Point dialog box opens.

  1. Create a new CNC device point.

The Point Properties dialog box opens for the new point.

Existing CNC point

  1. Click Devices in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Double-click a point connected to a CNC device in the Workbench right pane.

The Point Properties dialog box for the selected point opens.

Tip: The CNC QuikStart project contains more than 1500 pre-configured points.

If you use this project or copied it to a new HMI for CNC project, the points will be available for use.

  1. Enter or make any required modifications to the CNC device point.

  1. Click OK when you have completed configuration.

The Point Properties dialog box closes.

  1. Click the Configuration Update button on the Workbench menu bar.

Result: The point is available for the project.

More information

Device point configuration.

Supported data types.

Project creation.