CNCSimulator Pro

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5.6. Misc

 
 
Enable Jog Controller on com port
Click in the check-box to enable an external Jog controller that talks to the CNCSimulator via the com port.
See the following link for a tutorial on how you can create your own Arduino based Jog Controller.
 
Larger Editor Font
If you find the text in the editor too small, you can activate this feature.
 
View Line numbers in Editor
When activated, the editor will show Line numbers to the left of each line. These are simply a numeration for the lines in the editor and not to be confused with block numbers.
 
 
SimCam Workspace
You can define a workspace (for example your machine limits) that will be shown in the background on your SimCam drawings.
 
 
Suggest backplotting for huge CNC programs
When working with very large CNC programs (thousands of CNC blocks), the simulation will take long time.
In those cases, you might want to use the fast backplotting function that only creates toolpaths.
Check this option if you want the simulator to suggest this when you are about to simulate a huge program.
 
Simplify Curves
When curves are imported they can generate many small segments making the CNC program very large. With this setting you can have them simplified to a set angle deviation. This means that if two consequent lines have an angle difference smaller that the set value, they will be imported as one line.
 
Max objs in Groups for Snap points
Set the maximum number of objects that can be in a Group for it to have snap points.
 
Clear large toolpaths to conserve memory
If you have a computer with a small amount of RAM memory and you are simulating very large programs, use this setting to prevent out of memory errors.