2.5 Operating system
2.5.2 Important function keys
With this key you switch the display area
• between the help displays (if available) and contour display or
direction arrow in operating modes STRAIGHT, CONICAL,
CIRCLE, CYCLES, STOCK REMOVAL and CONTOUR
• in the EasyStep flowchart and contour display in PROGRAM
• in MANUAL mode between help menus via the most important soft
keys and function keys.
Message overview key
With this key you can activate an overview display of all active
You exit this overview by selecting the message overview key again or
by selecting the Recall key.
Operating area switchover key
With the operating area switchover key you can switch over to
standard CNC operation.
Please follow the advice of the machine manufacturer.
If an input field offers several parameter setting options, you switch
between them with the toggle key.
This key moves the cursor to the beginning of the line on the opened
page in input fields or the editor window.
With this key you can activate the calculator function when the cursor
is positioned on an input field.
Return jump to the higher-level menu. The Recall key closes a window
without transferring edited values to the system.
An extended soft key menu is displayed in every operating mode when
you press the "ETC" key (see Section "Important soft keys").
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