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Mold making view with SINUMERIK Operate

The mold-making quick view allows the visualization of the processing paths of large part programs, e.g. from CAM systems.

For large mold making programs, as provided by CAD systems, you have the option, using a fast view, to display the machining paths. This allows you to obtain a fast overview of the program and possibly correct it. 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. 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.