Articles tagged with: Job Setup

24
August
2012

Job WCS From Model & Orientation

Model & Orientation is similar to Stock & Orientation but the WCS origin will be associative to the model rather than the stock.

While the distinction between the two modes is fairly subtle, it can be very handy in some situations.

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WCS with Use Stock & Orientation.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Continue Machining From Previous Job

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Job1 roughing.

When using multiple jobs from different orientations, you can perform rest machining between the jobs.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
July
2012

Machining STL Files

SolidWorks supports importing STL files, but only for display purposes. HSMWorks supports machining directly off STL files by using the "Load model" function in a Job.

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Load model button

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
July
2012

Setting the X-Axis for Turning Jobs

By default, when creating a new turning job, the X-Axis is oriented according to the model view.

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The default X-Axis orientation after selecting front circular face for the Z-axis orientation.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Using WCS and Offsets

The physical placement correspoding to the WCS (Working Coordinate System) specified in the HSMWorks jobs is determined on the CNC machine and stored in the machine offset table. The job setup sheet provides the operator with the required information to setup the CNC. The NC program generated by the HSMWorks post processor must reference the correct zero point entry in which the measured placement is stored. For ISO controls the zero points are commonly referenced in the NC program using the G-codes G54, G55 and so on but controls vary greatly in this regard.

It is the responsibility of the post processor to output the correct zero point references. The individual post processor customizations are free to derive the desired zero point references in any way they choose and can for instance be hardcoded or derived from various user-specified parameters.

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Auto generated Setup Sheet showing WCS information

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

13
July
2012

Using Jobs and Folders

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A 3+2 part with a job for each side to be machined.

HSMWorks supports multiple jobs in a document and grouping of operations in folders. This tip explains how to use these new features.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

11
July
2012

Stock Preview

The Stock Preview feature allows the job stock to be visualized with editing the job or selecting the root item in the operation manager. The stock preview shown in the operation manger is automatically hidden when the operation manager is made inactive. This feature allows the user to immediately verify that the stock has been set up properly without entering the solid verification. 

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks