14. FUNCTIONS TO SIMPLIFY
1 Don’t command M code in a block where the pattern
function is commanded.
2 If a T code is commanded in a block where the pattern
function is commanded, the X, Y axes are positioned to the
first punch point and also a tool is selected concurrently.
After positioning and tool selection, punching is made at the
first punch point.
3 Even when the pattern function is commanded in G01, G02
or G03 mode, the X, Y axes are positioned at rapid traverse.
However, since T code cannot be commanded in G01, G02,
or G03 mode, such a command is not executable, in
4 If a pattern function is executed using the single block
operation, the single block stop is made after punching has
been finished at respective punch points.
5 If the pattern function is commanded in MDI mode,
punching is not executed, but positioning only is made.
Some machines may execute punching.
6 Since radius, number of punch points, and other
parameters in the pattern function are not modal data, they
must be commanded correctly in each block.
7 Operation for the C-axis can be specified in a block in which
the pattern function is specified.
Notes on Pattern