Programming technological functions (cycles)
8.3 Contour milling
Creating a new contour
For each contour that you want to mill, you must create a new contour.
The contours are stored at the end of the program.
When programming in the G code, it must be ensured that the contours are located after the
end of program identifier!
The first step in creating a contour is to specify a starting point. Enter the contour element.
The contour processor then automatically defines the end of the contour.
If you alter the tool axis, the cycle will automatically adjust the associated starting point axes.
You can enter any additional commands (up to 40 characters) in G code format for the
You can program feedrates and M commands, for example, using additional G code
commands. You can enter the additional commands (max. 40 characters) in the extended
parameter screens ("All parameters" softkey). However, make sure that the additional
commands do not collide with the generated G code of the contour. Therefore, do not use
any G code commands of group 1 (G0, G1, G2, G3), no coordinates in the plane and no G
code commands that have to be programmed in a separate block.
The part program or ShopMill program to be processed has been
created and you are in the editor.
Press the "Contour milling" and "New contour" softkeys.
The "New Contour" input window opens.
Enter a contour name.
Press the "Accept" softkey.
The input screen for the starting point of the contour appears. You can
enter Cartesian or polar coordinates.
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0