A method and apparatus for programming a welding-type system is disclosed. They
include storing at least one welding program in a pda and connecting the pda to
the welding-type system. Then, the at least one welding program is downloaded to
(or a program is uploaded from) the welding-type system. The controller includes
a memory and a memory input is connected to the memory and connectable to a pda.
The program may be delivered to the pda by email. The connection may be wired,
such as RS232), or wireless, such as IR or RF. The program is edited in one embodiment.
Also, the connection may be wireless and to a remote memory (such as on a desktop