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To Insert a CL Command
You can insert a customized CL command anywhere along the tool path. Use this functionality to add the specific post-processor words required for correct NC output.
Most of the NC sequences are created using a tab or dashboard, except a few sequences that are created using the menu manager. This topic is valid only for the sequences that are created with menu managers.
1. Click Manufacturing > Play Path. The PLAY PATH dialog box opens.
2. Click NCL File > Insert CL Command. The CL Command dialog box opens.
3. To select location for the CL command, click and select either a point on the tool path on the screen or a line in the CL file listing.
4. Specify the command contents using one of the following methods:
Place the cursor in the Command text box and type the command, line-by-line. Note that this method does not provide syntax checking.
Click Menu and compose the command by selecting appropriate keywords from the syntax menus and typing values in response to the system prompts.
Click File and read in a file containing the CL command lines. The browser window will appear to let you select the file name. The expected file extension is .cmd.
You can edit the contents of the Command text box at any point by placing the cursor in it and using the keyboard.
If you supply more than one command line, they will be treated as a "block", that is, you will be able to move, copy, or delete only the whole block of command lines.
5. The Preview button inserts the command line(s) in the CL file at the selected location to let you preview the result. Click OK to insert the command at selected location, or click Cancel to quit inserting the command.