Comments in Anilam Programs
In Anilam CNC programmer can use an asterisk (*) to make comments within a Program Listing or to mask all or part of a block from the CNC.
When an asterisk is placed before a string of text, the CNC ignores all the text to the right.
*N20 G1 X5 Z6 N30 …
CNC ignores the entire block. The next block is executed.
N20 G1 *X5 Z6 N21 …
CNC activates Linear Interpolation (G1). Then, programmed move to X5 Z6 is ignored.
The next block is executed.
N10 G70 G90 G0 X0 Z0 T0 N20 T1 *FACE/TURN TOOL
Block N20 activates Tool #1. The comment contains the type of tool used.