Mold making view with SINUMERIK Operate
Function and tasks of the mould making view
The mold design view provides a quick grafic preview of large NC programs, e.g. from CAD systems. It shows the machining paths, giving you a quick overview of the NC program, for example, for targeted corrections.
The mold-making view supports such blocks as those with G0, G1, G2 and G3, polynomials and B splines, and vector and rotary axis programming. Non-interpretable NC blocks are skipped and not displayed in the graphic.
Checking the program
For instance, you can check whether
the programmed workpiece has the correct form (shape),
whether there are large traversing errors,
if yes, which block must be corrected,
how the approach and exits are.
Simultaneous view of the program and mold making view
In the editor, next to the program block display, switch-in the graphic view (see grafic above or video below).
- At the left in the editor, if you set the cursor to an NC block with position data, then this NC block is selected in the graphic view.
- If you select a point to the right in the graphic view - then the NC block is selected in the lefthand part of the editor - i.e. in the other direction. This is how you jump directly to a position in the program in order to edit a program block for example.
Video Mold Making View
You see the possibilities of the mold making view summarized briefly in the video.