CNCSimulator Pro

user guide

2.2. Programming help pop-ups

As the user writes CNC codes in the editor, pop-ups will be shown to assist coding. For example, typing a G will show the available G-code list.
If you know what to write, you can just ignore the pop-up list and continue typing.
When you type a G-code that is in the list (recognized by the CNCSimulator interpreter) it will show a help tooltip window explaining the code.
You can also navigate up and down in the list pressing the arrow keys on the keyboard.
Another way of selecting a code in the list by clicking it with the mouse to preview its tooltip.
If you press Enter or Tab on the keyboard when a code is selected it will be inserted in the editor.
Besides G-codes you can do the same with M-codes, $-codes and tools.
A list will also pop-up when you type the special CNCSimulator-commands $AddRegPart or $AddEmbeddedRegPart letting you select from a list of available workpieces.
When you want to use a workpiece offset (G54-G59) the editor will help you by showing the workpieces offset values after the code.
The whole idea behind the intelligent editor is to help the user being able to quickly finding the codes he wants to use.
Another way of assisting the programmer is by showing the tooltips while the mouse hovers over a recognized code. Below we have parked the mouse pointer over the M98 code.
For beginners, we strongly suggest opening our demonstration samples and then using this function to figure out what codes are used and their function.