Windows and DOS in parallel?

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bitsbytesbautz

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I have a CNC milling machine running a program called cafca40 under DOS.
Each time I edit or run a program I have to navigate directories, which is difficult in DOS.
Is there a way to preset the directory when calling the Dos program (from Windows 95)?
And editing the G code files in DOS is difficult. Can I run both programs, Windows and the DOS application in parallel and change the G code in the files on the fly before executing it with the DOS program?
Any help appreciated.
 

peterh40

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When you creaet a shortt to a DOS program, such as command.com, it actually creates a PIF (Program Information File), you can set the directory in the shortcut properties.
 
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You could create a batch file in DOS that changes to the correct directory and starts your program
 
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