CNCSimulator Pro

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  • 8. Serial communication

8. Serial communication

You can send and receive CNC code to and from your machine using the serial interface (RS232). For this to work, you need to have a serial connector on your computer or a USB to RS232 adapter. You also need a working serial cable connected to your machine. Serial communication is an advanced topic involving soldering a special cable (different machines use different connections and cable layouts) as well as setting communication parameters on both the PC and the machine side. We do not help with the cable or these settings so you will need to contact an experienced technician if you are setting up the serial communication for the first time. You can also contact your machine dealer for information on how to buy or make the cable needed for PC - machine communication.
When you have everything setup you can send and receive CNC code using the menu items Send via serial port and Receive via serial port in the File menu.
The settings for the serial communication is reached from the Settings menu.
Here you can set a lot of parameters that will affect the communication.