Download one or more files from the PC to CNC memory. Each file may contain a single part program or a sequence of part programs.

Correct usage

C:\> cnc_download <nodenum> <pathnum> <filespec1> [<filespec2>] [<filespec3>]&ldots;

Usage defined

Node number (configured HSSB card).
CNC path. Enter one of the following.
Value Path
0 None
1 First
2 Second
3 Third
4 Fourth Series 30i/31i/32i only
5 Fifth Series 30i/31i/32i only
6 Sixth Series 30i/31i/32i only
7 Seventh Series 30i/31i/32i only
8 Eighth Series 30i/31i/32i only
9 Ninth Series 30i/31i/32i only
10 Tenth Series 30i/31i/32i only
If the CNC does not support multiple paths, enter 0.
File specification. Each file specification indicates a single file containing part program(s) to download. This may be a fully qualified filename or a filename in the current directory.


The contents of each file is downloaded to CNC memory and displays success or failure status when it is complete:

C:\> cnc_download 0 0 c:\O0001.pp c:\O0002.pp c:\O0003.pp
Beginning download:
C:\O0001.pp: Success
C:\O0002.pp: File open failed
C:\O0003.pp: Success

The O0001.pp and O0003.pp part program files have been downloaded and registered in CNC memory. The part program O0002.pp could not be opened and was not processed.

The following is a list of possible errors:

  • File not found.
  • Failed to open file for reading.
  • File contains bad program.
  • CNC write protect.
  • CNC out of memory.