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About SmartCAM Files

SmartCAM uses a number of different types of files, the majority of which a regular SmartCAM user will never need to access. The following are a few of the files that a typical user may encounter.


File Extension File Type
.CGT A Code Generation Template (CGT) file determines the format that SmartCAM uses to generate code from a process model. The file extension .TMP has historically been used for the template file extension. This has been supplanted with .CGT as the default extension. For more information about template files, refer to the SmartCAM Code Generation Guide.
.INI Windows Initialization File format. Contains system and application parameters, used to control many aspects of SmartCAM's user interface and available functionality. See the SmartCAM Customization Guide, using Help--Online Manuals--Customization Guide for more information.
.JOF Job Operations Setup file. Contains tool and operation parameters, edited using File--Planner.
.MCL SmartCAM Macro file. Uses the SmartCAM Macro Command Language to complete some activity or task as an automated script. See the SmartCAM Customization Guide, using Help--Online Manuals--Customization Guide for more information.
.PCB Custom Control Panel file. Contains user defined custom control panels and dialog boxes; used to give user-interface for user written macros. Usually maintained using the SmartCAM Visual CTK Workshop utility.
.PM5 SmartCAMcnc Process Model file. Contains geometry, sequencing, and properties information for the current process model.
.SET CAM Connection settings file. Contains import and export parameters, such as CAD model format, units of measure, layer mapping, etc; used by SmartCAM CAM Connection. See CAM Connection's built-in help for more information.
.SMF The SMF file contains the information about the machine that will manufacture the part. SmartCAM uses this file to create the machine code. For more information about template files, refer to the SmartCAM Code Generation Guide.
.TMP The Template file determines the format that SmartCAM uses to generate code from a process model. The file extension .CGT is also used for template file and is the default extension. For more information about template files, refer to the SmartCAM Code Generation Guide.