2. PART FIGURE DEFINITION
Y–AXIS FAPT FUNCTION
A figure cannot be defined in directory mode.
[Additional information 1]
(a) Defining a figure
1) Once a desired figure (single–stroke figure) has been defined, the
following prompt is displayed:
In response to the prompt, press the INPUT key or the [NEXT
PAGE] soft key. Then, the following prompt is displayed:
DEFINE ANOTHER FIGURE? (1: YES, 0: NO)
To define only one single–stroke figures, enter 0 (NO). The Y–axis
menu screen is displayed.
To define tow or more single–stroke figures, enter 1 (YES). The
prompt relating to the start point of the next figure is displayed.
(Usually, the prompt relating to the start point is displayed after the
first figure element has been entered. In this case, however, the
prompt is displayed before any figure elements have been entered.)
If the INPUT key or the [NEXT PAGE] soft key is pressed in
response to the “ES =” prompt, before the end point of the last
element has been determined, the “NO END POINT OF THE
LAST FIGURE” error message is displayed. The subsequent
screen is not displayed.
2) Specify the start point of each figure with an absolute value. The
start point of the second or subsequent figure cannot be specified
with an incremental value relative to the coordinates of the end
point of the previous figure.
3) If multiple figures are defined, a dividing point between figures is
represented by a period (.).
4) Deleting and inserting a figure element
(i) Position the cursor to the element to be deleted and press the
[ELEMENT DELETE] soft key.
A period (.), which is used as the element to divide figures,
cannot be deleted. If an attempt is made to delete a period, the
“THE KEY IS INVALID” message is displayed.
(ii)To insert a figure element, simply follow the procedure for
defining a part figure. To insert a figure between
already–defined figures, follow the steps described below:
(1)Position the cursor to the period (.) dividing the existing
(2)Press the [FIGURE INSERT] soft key.
(3)A prompt relating to the start point of the next figure is
displayed. In response to this prompt, enter the necessary
data. Then, follow the procedure for defining a part figure.