On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 14:31:33 GMT, "Rick Lucchetti"
Last I knew, you couldn't. Not by any conventional method, anyway.
What you *can* do is put all the programs in one file.
Don't separate them with a percent sign.
Keep in mind that no matter what the program numbers are for you
sub's, the Fanuc controller will re-number them sequentially after the
first program number you tell it to take.
Main Program = O1234
Sub 1 =O1235
Sub 2 =O1236
You just have to remember to edit the program number on all the subs.
This is the way it worked on the older Fanuc's, 2t,3t,6tb,10t,0t &
0tt. Don't know squat about the 16i.
Ever noticed what happens when you mistakenly entered an O, instead of
a Zero in the program body? You only get part of your program.
Everything after the controller read that O got entered into a
different program, one digit higher than the one you started with.
That's a parameter setting for renumbering the programs. Even on the older
controls. If this is driving anyone nuts, let me know the control model and
I'll dig up the parameter for you to change. To input/output multiple
programs you can always use -9999 <input> or <output>. As Matt says they
all need to be in the same file. When output they will be output into one
file. The newer controls have soft keys that offer a <read> <all> or
<punch> <all> option, but the -9999 command still works. You can also use -
9999 <delete> to delete all of the programs when you are done with them.
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