Other functions not described in this documentation might be executable in the control.
However, no claim can be made regarding the availability of these functions when the
equipment is first supplied or in the event of servicing.
For the sake of simplicity, this documentation does not contain all detailed information about
all types of the product and cannot cover every conceivable case of installation, operation, or
The meanings of some basic terms are given below in this documentation.
A program is a sequence of instructions to the CNC which combine to produce a specific
workpiece on the machine.
The term contour refers generally to the outline of a workpiece. More specifically, it refers to
the section of the program that defines the outline of a workpiece comprising individual
A cycle, e.g. milling a rectangular pocket, is a subprogram defined in SINUMERIK Operate
for executing a frequently repeated machining operation.
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