Part 4 General Introduction
Using the program surface
- The combined cursor – Keyboard Input
- Open using file linkage
- Customer service
- Milling data setting
- Automatic arc creation
- Export aids
- Tool input
The combined cursor – keyboard input (Position input).
Positions or displacements can be input graphically using the cursor (Mouse) or analytically using the keyboard. If such a function is activated, then the cursor appears which can be positioned using the Mouse. At the same time the entry line is overlaid (upper area of the display screen). The entry line contains the description of the input followed by a double point ‘:’ and a vertical input mark. As long as nothing it has been entered using the keyboard the graphical cursor input is active. If a symbol is entered via the keyboard then the graphic cursor is inactive. If all entered symbols are once again cancelled (e.g. using ), then the graphic cursor input is again active.
Input via the keyboard is always possible if the entry line is indicated as described. As far as no or invalid values are entered, the point of the cursor cross is always the input. The number of values to be entered with keyboard input results from the display text of the entry line e.g.:
A position consists, for example, of 2 numerical values X- / Y- value or radius / angle (e.g. 50 60). The individual values are to be separated through a space character ‘ ‘. Decimal places can be separated using a comma ‘,’ or point ‘.’ (e.g. 123,1 210,5 or 123.1 210.5).
For the input of numbers the symbols ‘0 .. 9’, ‘.’, ‘,’, ‘-‘, ‘+’, ‘*’, ‘x’ are accepted. Repeated numbers must be separated e.g. using space ‘ ‘ or any other symbol which is not admissible as a number. Only if precisely as many values have been entered as the program demands is the input accepted. I.e. the number of figures must correspond with the requirements. If, for example, 2 values (for X and Y) are demanded, then 2 figures must be entered. The input is concluded using or . The input is aborted using or .
The number input can be combined together with the basic arithmetic operations. Values which are to be calculated must be written coherently. Bracketed operations or several successive arithmetic operators (10*-0.5) are not possible. Processing takes place in the order of the input. All arithmetic operation have the same validity.
The calculator is switched ON from the active numerical input using . The input field OK closes the calculator and transfers the result into the numerical input. The input field Esc closes the calculator and leaves the numerical input unchanged.
If you have questions about the program, about the range of applications etc., please send your questions and your customer data by e-mail to:
AHSoft Ing.-Büro A.Horn
We would request you to understand that we can only offer our customer service for registered program licences.
If an error occurs then send the faulty data and a detailed description of the error, the last operations and relevant program settings to the above given e-mail address.
A transmission of the data per e-mail is recommended. Please send only data packed using WinZip. Please give previous notification of data amounts >1 Mbyte. You will then receive information on the further procedure.
Settings: all inputs and data are saved during the operation of the program and are immediately available with every program start. If there are damaged data sets in the memory, then these can lead to running time errors following program start. Temporary data can be deleted in that you remove ‘*.TMP’ and ‘*.PAR’ files from the directory. The program parameter (*.PAR) can also be deleted using Parameter .Help . Clr Parameter.
Font installation: Character sets (fonts) should be located in the working directory of eSIGN2D before the first program start. For subsequent modification the fonts must be copied into the working directory and reinstalled. For the installation of the fonts for programs using Font-Editor select Font Editor . Import Font . install HZE. For eSIGN2D (l,ly) exit the program, delete the file HCAMHZE.PAR in the working directory of eSIGN2D and start eSIGN2D again.
|Automatic arc creation.
The program has automatic arc creation for milling data. This reduces the amount of data and improves the quality of the milling. With this it is entirely immaterial from where the milling data originates, whether it is texts with splines, vectorised data, automatically calculated paths etc. The program always calculates the optimum arcs for the program for the milling machine. For input comp. Aids Input Parameter . Arc Tolerance.
Input of tools and technology data for the calculations. For the creation of milling complete tool information is required. The tool data are entered in the tool list. The tool list can be reached for example using Parameter . Tool Input or the layer tool in CAD by clicking the buttons 2D/3D. Each tool requires a geometry (cutting radius, tip radius, angle and possibly spherical radius) and valid technology data (immersed depth, safety height, working feed XY, immersed feed Z, spindle revs and changing station). For track characteristics Technology Data II (max. layer depth, chip lift, smoothing offset) is additionally required. If the tool data are incomplete or has errors, then false milling data can result.
Tools are differentiated by the change station. Tools with the same geometry can also have the save changing stations. This is, for example, applied if a tool with different technologies (immersed depth, safety height, working feed XY, immersed feed Z, spindle revs) are to be employed.
For extensive automation it is sensible to lay down standard tools which are employed for all similar machining. The first tools (#0..MaxLayer) are allocated to the layers (comp. produce milling data. Layer allocation). All other tools are planned for the milling offset calculations in AutoCorrection, Relief etc. Here up to 200 tools are entered.
The tool list is shown in the upper area of the display. The lower area shows the current tool.
Display current tool.
Geometry data area.
Area Technology Data I.
Technology Data I.
Area Technology Data II. Only for cycles.
Technology Data II.