task shows you how to simulate the material removed by a machining
operation in Photo mode.
For more information about this mode please refer to:
|Select an operation in your program, then select Tool Path Replay . You can also right-click the operation in the tree and select Tool Path Replay. A dialog box appears for managing the replay and simulation.|
|1.||Select Photo . The Setup Editor window switches to a window entitled Photo that shows the result of the material removal.|
|If needed, you can update the program data and the display by clicking on Photo again.|
|At any time you can pick on the surface of the workpiece.
A dialog box appears giving information about the pick point.
Zoom in the rounded corner of the Photo, and right-click
The close-up shows a more precise Photo of the rounded corner.
Just right-click anywhere on the close-up and select Stock to return to the original Photo.
analyze the result of the simulation. This is done by comparing the
machined part with the design part. The Analysis dialog box appears.
|4.||Select the desired fault types to be analyzed and specify
the Tolerance for the comparison.
The fault filter setting permits three types of faults:
Remaining Material: areas where the tool has left behind material on the workpiece.
Gouge: areas where the tool has removed excess material from the workpiece.
Tool Clash: areas where the tool collided with the workpiece during a rapid move.
The machined part is compared with the design part based on the specified settings.
Any point on the machined surface of the workpiece is considered to be part of a fault if the normal distance (normal deviation) to the design part surface is greater than the specified tolerance.
Results of the comparison are reflected on the workpiece, based on the extent of severity of the fault and the customized color settings.
|Detected faults are listed in the Fault Selection
The faults are ordered in such a way that Tool Clashes appear at the top of the list followed by Gouges then Remaining Material. The gouges and remaining material are in turn sorted on the basis of decreasing fault area.
When you select a fault from the Fault Selection list, the region corresponding to the fault is indicated by a "Fault Indicator" bounding box on the workpiece.
Other detailed information about the selected fault is displayed.
|6.||Click Cancel to quit the Analysis mode and return to the dialog box for managing the replay and simulation.|
|7.||Click OK to quit the dialog box.|
Photo Mode Considerations
|Please note the following points.