Option 3.7. Open a PC File through the CNC Part Program Window

Important: The program file extension, e.g. .pro, needs to be associated with a text editor for the file to open automatically. If it is not, a message will display asking you to find an application to open the file.

Consult Windows documentation for information about associating files with applications.

Open a part program file that is on the PC, as follows.


Check either Download or Delete from PC in the Select Mode box.


Select the directory in which the part program files are stored in the Programs on PC field.



Opens the Open browser to help find the directory.


The files in the selected directory display in the Programs on PC box.


Select a file to open in the Programs on PC box.


Note: The selected filenames have a three letter extension, e.g. .pro.


Do one of the following.


Click the Open button on the CNC Part Program window toolbar.

Click File>Open on the CNC Part Program window file menu.

Press Ctrl+O on the keyboard.

Result: The associated text editor, e.g. Notepad, opens the file.

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Step 3. Work in the CNC Part Program window.