Contents of the README file
*** PERSONAL APT V1.1b ***
(C) Digital Manufacturing Systems 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
P.O. Box 1079 Rogers, Ar 72757
WHAT IS PERSONAL APT?
PERSONAL APT is a complete Numerical Control programming and tape
PERSONAL APT offers 2 1/2 axis NC/CNC part programming capability
and a powerful set of mathematical functions and geometry des-
criptions to aid in the solution of complex problems that are
often encountered in Engineering, Design and Drafting functions.
PERSONAL APT uses a subset of the most powerful and most widely
used NC programming language, APT. Compatibility with APT
provides users of PERSONAL APT an upward growth path as their work
increases in complexity without having to learn a new programming
language. Also, PERSONAL APT is so easy to use that it is ideal
for learning the APT language and programming concepts. Text
editing and graphic display of tool paths are built-in features of
1. IBM PC/XT/AT or compatible computer.
2. Minimum of 384kb memory (512kb for complete system)
3. Minimum of one floppy disk. Two floppy disks or one
floppy and a hard disk are recommended and are
required in order to use postprocessors.
4. Optional IBM CGA and Color Monitor or compatible
graphics capability for plotting.
HOW SHOULD I PROCEED?
First, (assuming that the distribution disk is in the A: drive and
your printer is turned on) print the documentation by typing this
command at the DOS prompt:
COPY A:PER-APT.DOC LPT1:
Next read the documentation thoroughly and follow the
instructions. Please report any problems you may have to:
Digital Manufacturing Systems
P.O. Box 1079
Rogers, Arkansas 72757