Program Operating Area
6.6 Program simulation
6.6.1 Turning simulation
Tool cutting edge
The "Simulation" function operates in conjunction with turning
With the "Simulation" function you can
represent axis motions in graphic displays and
trace the machining result on the screen as the workpiece is
By activating Simulation, you can execute a contour on the screen in
graphic form with or without machine axis motions (can be disabled by
The colors in the graphic display area signify the following:
Using the cross-hair, you can
select the zoom center point and
set the measuring points (for viewport).
The position of the cutting edge corresponds to the definitions in the
"Tool compensation" menu under softkey "Tool".
The tool path in the program block you are currently editing is
simulated. The cutting edge is represented by a polymarker. The
starting point of the polymarker corresponds to the starting point of the
machine tool axes.
The alignment of axes (coordinate system) is defined in machine data.
Please see information supplied by machine tool manufacturer.
The display machine data are described in:
/FB1/K1: Mode Group, Program Operation, Chapter 4
SINUMERIK 840D/810D Operator's Guide HMI Embedded (BEM) – 03.04 Edition
Traversing path in the feed rate
Traversing path in rapid traverse
Polymarker (cutting edge),
Workpiece symmetry axis
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