OPERATION BY Symbolic FAPT
3. EXECUTION OF
In the case illustrated above, when the soft key “PATTRN INPUT” is
pressed followed by “FIGURE COPY”, the following copy area
specification screen appears. Note however that when the “PATTRN
INPUT” key is pressed, the cursor must be next to the very last element,
as illustrated above.When the cursor has been moved by corrections to
element data etc., press the “FIGURE COPY” only after having made sure
to move the cursor next to the very last element. If the “FIGURE COPY”
key is pressed when the cursor is at an element other than the final one,
an error message will be displayed saying “CAN NOT USE THIS
FUNCTION” and the copy area specification screen will not appear.
a) The figure to be copied and the number of copies is specified in the
copy area specification screen.
Questions are as follows.
REPEAT NO. N = Specifies the number of repeat copies.. . . . . . . .
When the “NUMBER INPUT” is keyed in, the data is set for the
number of repeats.
When only “INPUT” is keyed in, the cursor point alternates between
the copy start and copy end point.
The meaning of soft keys
“ESCAPE”. Returns to the main menu screen.. . . . . . . . . . . .
“STOP” Returns to the ES = question screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If this key is pressed, the copy area and
number of copies specified up until then
will be invalidated.
“CURSOR BACK”. The flashing cursor moves in the reverse. . . . .
“CURSOR FORWARD” The flashing cursor moves in the regular.
“EXEC” Creates the figure based on the specified. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
copy area and the number of repeats.
b) To specify the copy start point, align the cursor to the copy start point
with the “CURSOR FORWRD”, “CURSOR BACK” key and press
the INPUT key.
When the copy start point has been specified, the message “SPECIFY
THE COPY END POINT” will appear.