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OpenCNC® software is a powerful package that enables designers and control engineers to design and develop a CNC running on Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows XP. Combining a soft CNC, soft PLC, and HMI in one product, the all-software, open-architecture OpenCNC adapts to your machine design, while also giving you the freedom to integrate off-the-shelf hardware and third-party software technologies. It’s unprecedented design flexibility: software that lets you create the CNC you need, based on your design specs—rather than requiring you to conform to the limitations imposed by proprietary CNCs.


  • Real-time program execution display
  • Real-time display: absolute, machine, endpoint, distance-to-go, actual feedrate and spindle speed displays
  • Real-time I/O status reporting, alarm notification, and messaging
  • User interface password protection to secure or limit to specific functions
  • Ability to run standard Windows applications from MDSI Start button
  • PLC monitoring tool—debug soft logic online

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