Some programs may have support files like pcdmis forms, basic scripts, bitmaps, external commands, etc. Very often, the best way to manage a program is to create a folder for it and then allow the program to reside within that folder with all its supporting files in same location.
This is because it is often impractical to have many programs in folders with all their support files intermix.
It would be nice to be able to specify whether to treat a folder as a program container that can be selected for execution. (On main Measurement routine screen). Bitmap association to it.
The rule would have to be that a folder name must be identical to the program name.
I know this is a complicated request. This is how one of our customers that has 50+ CMMs has his custom interface (developed by us Hexagon) configured.
Location of programs is remote (network).
Executing measurement routine is actually a local copy of the folder and its contents.
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