At our facility we save the "program" for every part that is measured. We started doing this several years ago in order to be able to review the actual "program" that had been processed by inexperienced operators. This practice has continued to this day. We don't often review these saved programs, but this practice has saved more money over the long run than it has cost.
The major "cost" is drive space. This saving uses up lots of disk drive space.
It would be great if we had the option to "save as" a compressed file.
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