12. GRAPHICS FUNCTION
Two graphic functions are available. One is a graphic display function,
and the other is a dynamic graphic display function.
The graphic display function can draw the tool path specified by a
program being executed on a 9–inch CRT, 14–inch CRT or 9.5/8.4–inch
LCD screen. The graphic display function also allows enlargement and
reduction of the display.
The dynamic graphic display function can draw a tool path and machining
profile on a 9–inch high–resolution, 14–inch color CRT screen, or
9.5/8.4–inch color LCD screen.
In tool path drawing, automatic scaling and solid drawing are possible.
In machining profile drawing, the status of machining in progress can be
drawn through simulation. Blank figures can also be drawn.
The background drawing function enables drawing to be performed by
one program while machining is performed by another program.
This chapter mainly explains drawing procedures and drawing
parameters for the following:
1. Drawing the tool path specified by a program being executed, with the
graphic display function
2. Drawing the tool path with the dynamic graphic display function
3. Drawing the machining profile with the dynamic graphic display
4. Background drawing procedure