In spite of this, unavoidable Machine references are in the programming, such as for
example, the tool change point in the Machine, the retraction position when swiveling and
the table components of a swivel kinematic. Depending on the actual work offset - in the
worst case - these Machine references can mean that collisions are shown in the simulation
that would not occur for a realistic work offset - or vice versa, collisions are not shown, which
could occur for a realistic work offset.
CYCLE800 does not cause any motion and is not shown in the simulation.
You can choose one of the following types of display:
● Material removal simulation
● Path display
Tool display in the simulation and for simultaneous recording
In order that workpiece simulation is also possible for tools that have either not been
measured or have been incompletely entered, certain assumptions are made regarding
the tool geometry.
For instance, the length of a miller or drill is set to a value proportional to the tool radius
so that cutting can be simulated.
You can choose between three variants of graphical display:
● Simulation before machining of the workpiece
● Simultaneous recording before machining of the workpiece
● Simultaneous recording during machining of the workpiece
During simulation or simultaneous recording you can follow stock removal from the
You have the option of including the display of the path. The programmed tool path is
Before machining the workpiece on the machine, you can perform a quick run-through in
order to graphically display how the program will be executed.
Before machining the workpiece on the machine, you can graphically display how the
program will be executed during the program test and dry run feedrate. The machine
axes do not move if you have selected "no axis motion".
You can follow machining of the workpiece on the screen while the program is being
executed on the machine.
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0