OPERATION BY Symbolic FAPT
3. EXECUTION OF
Using the optional automatic process determination function enables
the positions of area division cursors to be automatically set according
to the cutting direction. The area division cursors are used to specify
cutting areas for outer machining, inner machining, and grooving.
This automatic setting function can reduce a considerable number of
operations for moving the area division cursors, thus allowing more
efficient definition of cutting areas.
The automatic setting of the area division cursors is based on the area
division method used by the automatic process determination
function. For details, see Section 4.4, “Area Division” in Part XI,
“AUTOMATIC PROCESS DETERMINATION FUNCTION.”
The area division cursors are graphic cursors that move along a
machining profile to specify a cutting area.
The area division cursors are automatically set under the following
1) When any of the following machining processes is newly defined,
the area division cursors are automatically set on the cutting area
a) Outer roughing
b) Outer semifinish machining
c) Outer finishing
d) Inner roughing
e) Inner semifinish machining
f) Inner finishing
g) Grooving (including roughing and finishing)
For grooving, if no G elements are included in the parts figure, the
area division cursors are initialized to the start and end points.
2) Once the cutting direction (CD) is changed on the cutting area
definition screen, the area division cursors are automatically reset.
(3)Warning and Notes
For some machining profiles, the automatic setting function
may not position the area division cursors correctly. If this
occurs, use the [CURSOR FORWARD] or [CURSOR
BACK] soft key to modify the area division cursor positions.
1 For outer or inner machining, if an inverse process tool is
set, the area division cursors are not set automatically.
2 The automatic setting of the area division cursors is applied
to the entire machining profile.
3 To use this automatic setting function, the optional
automatic process determination function must be used.
Area Division Points