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Hi :)
Even if he has left it might still be good to get this links onto the thread just in case other 
people look it up in the future

Again it's a 3rd party site and 3rd party tool and i have no idea about ow good either are.  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Tim Lloyd <>
To: Tom Davies <> 
Cc: "" <> 
Sent: Thursday, 29 August 2013, 22:11
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] .ORD files

Thanks for following up Tom.

The guy who posted this question over on LQ seems to have left the 
building so he either has a solution or he has given up.

Anyway, we will know for next time!


On 08/30/2013 03:38 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I did a google search about it and found a few proprietary tools that might work or might be 
dodgy.  I hate all that freeware/shareware or low cost dodgy looking proprietary looking stuff.  
There is just no way of knowing what it's doing and there is a reputation that they do nasty 
stuff quite often.  If you are using the tools on Wine in Gnu&Linux then you are probably a lot 
safer than using the same tools in Windows ...

On the other hand some of the best-ever tools and games and things have been released that way so 
it's really difficult to tell if they are just falling foul of the same type of FUD that 
OpenSource gets tarred with.

I used to have an amazing Firewall that also acted as a package manager for updating drivers and 
everything in Windows Xp.  Their company got bought-out and then the product just vanished and i 
lost my installer.  Another was an awesome anti-spyware thing that was maintained by just 1 
person but still managed to stay ahead of companies such as Norton/Symantec almost all the time.

There seems to be some confusion whether .ord are system config files or something like that or 
CAD files!  Quite a difference!  The proprietary tools seemed to deal with .ords that were system 

I'm on a different machine today and haven't googled on here yet and prolly wont have time to 
Regards from
Tom :)

   From: Tim Lloyd <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 22:35
Subject: [libreoffice-users] .ORD files

Hi, I am going to throw this in for comment. Not expecting much
response. I saw a mention on linuxquestions relating to reading a .ord file:

      ORD is a file format used by OMAX software to store routed tool path
      information. This is the information that the controller needs in
      order to machine a part.

The guy wants to know whether there is an application which can open
this type of file. I guess the question is, has anyone ever heard of
this file type before?


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