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Post Output Font and Format

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor


How can I control the font and format of the output file in post builder. I.E. I would like to access Windows True Type fonts and have the Operator Message, Tool Number and Operation Name in Bold type and the font of my choice.


Thanks in Advance,




Re: Post Output Font and Format

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello Wayne,


Postprocessor output is written in plain text format.

As soon as you would start formatting your NC output (in any kind of format), i am afraid your NC controller will not accept the output anymore.

Also if you would do this, the NC listing in NX would not show you the font and color as you would expect it, since that is just plain text display.


If you would like different fonts and colors for display only, you might consider to look for a specific NC editor, or another text editor that can highlight certain parts of text, based on certain characteristics. Notepad++ can be configured to do a kind of syntax highlighting that would be useful to accomplish what you are looking for.


Gerrit Koelewijn

Re: Post Output Font and Format

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Ya........I was concerned about the formatting characters causing an issue. I think I have to basically have two files one that is formatted and one for the machine, unless I create a program that formats then prints and then strips out the formatting back to plain text.

Re: Post Output Font and Format


I open the program with WORD and do a repace.  I replace "*" with "*" and bold.  then hit replace all.  then print and close without saving.  My post out puts a row of ******** before and after the tool change line.  so having them bold makes it stand out.

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