3. EXECUTION OF
OPERATION BY Symbolic FAPT
Functions of the soft keys
BACK PAGE Displays the previous page.. . . . . . . .
°/ ±/ ²/ ³ Enter the cutting direction.. . . . . . . . . .
CURSOR BACK/CURSOR FORWRD Move the graphic. . .
cursor indicating the
CURSOR °/ CURSOR ± Move the cursor in the data. . . . . . .
DRAWING RANGE Enlarges or reduces the size of the . .
NEXT PAGE Displays the next page . . . . . . . .
(tool definition screen).
1) Specifying the cutting direction
When outer surface machining or inner surface machining is selected,
the operator is prompted to enter a cutting direction.
In response to the prompt, enter a desired direction. The direction can
be entered by pressing a key on the numeric keypad or a soft key.
The following soft keys are displayed when the operator is prompted
to enter the cutting direction:
The operator is prompted to enter the cutting direction only
when outer surface machining or inner surface machining
is selected. If cutting off, grooving, threading, C–axis
machining or Y–axis machining is selected, the operator is
prompted to enter different data.
2) Specifying the cutting area
The cutting area can be specified by graphic cursors (J) which are
displayed on the machining profile.
The screen displays the figure of the workpiece to be cut (broken line)
and the machining profile (solid line). The operator is prompted to
enter the dividing direction.
On the screen, specify the machining start point and end point of the
part figure, using the blinking graphic cursors. One cursor indicates
the start point of the cutting area and the other cursor indicates the end