Import, view, or delete CNC files

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2021
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Import, view, or delete CNC files

In the CNC Files dialog box, you can import CNC files to Tekla EPM, and view or delete the previously loaded CNC files that are associated with the current production control job.

To access the CNC Files dialog box, do the following:
  1. In the Production Control dialog box, click the Production Control ribbon tab.

  2. On the menu, select CNC Files.

The CNC Files dialog box opens.

Note that:
  • By default, only the latest versions of all CNC files are shown. If you want to show all versions of CNC files, clear the Latest Only check box in the upper-left corner.

  • You can use the navigation tree on the left side of the dialog box to only show particular CNC files. Click + on the left side of any category to expand the category and select a sub-category, or expand the sub-category to further limit which files are shown. Only files that match the selected value are shown.

Import CNC files

  1. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Load CNC Files.
  2. In the Import dialog box, click ... to set the folder from which CNC files are imported.
  3. Browse to and select the folder.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Type the file extension used for CNC files in the selected folder.
  6. Click OK to import the CNC files.
  7. In the Enter Value dialog box, type a name for the group of CNC files, and click OK.

    Tekla EPM imports all CNC files from the folder that you selected.

  8. Review the import results and click Close.

View CNC files

  1. Select the CNC files that you want to view in the list.

    To select multiple items, hold down Ctrl.

    To select a range of subsequent items, hold down Shift.

  2. At the bottom of the dialog box, click View Selected Files.

Note that Windows may ask you to select the application with which you want to open the CNC files.

Save CNC files to another location

To save CNC files from Tekla EPM to your computer or a shared drive:

  1. Do any of the following:
    • To select which CNC files you want to save, select the files and click Save Selected Files.

      To select multiple items, hold down Ctrl.

      To select a range of subsequent items, hold down Shift.

    • To save all files currently shown in the CNC Files dialog box, click Save Displayed Files.

  2. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, browse to and select the folder where you want to save the files.
  3. Click OK.

The CNC files are saved in the selected folder.

Delete CNC files

Deleting a group of CNC files from Tekla EPM is permanent and cannot be undone. Note that all files imported from the same folder are deleted at once.

  1. Select any CNC file that belongs to the group that you want to delete.
  2. At the bottom of the dialog box, click Delete Group.
  3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes to permanently delete the selected CNC files.
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