To view, copy, delete files on the Calmotion device on the network, use the Windows File Explorer. Then enter the ftp address to display the directory. Optionally, a shortcut icon can be added as well. Below are the steps to map the Calmotion FTP network drive in File Explorer. The instructions are basically the same on Windows XP, 7, or 10 etc... A quick shortcut to display the FTP directory of a Calmotion network device is easy to do when following these steps. The shortcut can be named and will show up in the left hand pane of the Windows File Explorer. To open the Windows File Explorer, press the Windows logo key + E or click on the File Explorer icon. Right clock the mouse button on the "This PC" or it might be called "My Computer" to see the pop out window shown below. Click on "Map network drive..." Then click on the blue sentence "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures." Click the "Next" button to start the Add Network Location wizard. Click on the option "Choose a custom network location". Then click the "Next" button. In the blank prompt box "Internet or network address:" enter the FTP address of the Calmotion unit that is on the network. Enter the FTP address with a "ftp://" before the IP address, for example: "ftp://192.168.1.213" Where 192.168.1.213 is the IP address of the Calmotion unit as setup in the LANCNC.INI file on the SD card. Click the "Next" button to accept the log on anonymously selection. Now the Calmotion device can be named. In the "Type a name for this network location" delete the default name "192.168.1.213" and enter the name of the machine the Calmotion device is installed into. For Example, enter "Fadal #7". Click the "Finish" button to complete the wizard. When Windows File Explorer is opened next, the "Fadal #7" can be found on the left hand pane as shown in the example below. Select this icon to display the directory of the Calmotion device:
The Fadal control does not allow the N# to exceed the largest number of 99999. The Fadal will give the message: ERROR N WORD EXCEEDS 99999. This typically happens with large programs that are being DNCed to the Fadal control. There are a couple of work arounds for this: First option, line numbers are not required during DNC. Post a large program without the N# in the file that is going to be DNCed. Second option, is to have the CAM post to reset the N# back to N1 when the maximum of N99999 is reached.