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2-1.

Editing

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Manual editing of nesting results

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Explanation of Manual Edit Mode Functions


Starting Up Editing

1. To start the Manual Edit mode, right-click on


the sheet and select Edit from the menu, or
double-click on the sheet.

2. In the manual edit mode, the Manual Edit


Mode Property Manager is displayed on the
right of the window, and the line of the sheet
currently being edited is displayed in red.

One-point Advice:
Immediately after starting the manual edit
mode, the Rotate/Move/Copy the Part
commands are selected.

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3. In the manual edit mode, the following


commands are provided.

Command Description
Confirm/Display Setting Displays the information of parts, traces and
patterns.
Rotate/Move/Copy the Part Rotates, moves and copies parts.
Add Part Adds parts.
Delete Deletes parts.
Part Edit Confirm/Display Displays the information of parts, traces and
Setting patterns.
Save Template Partially saves assignments in parts as a
template.
Delete Trace Deletes traces in parts.
Joint Edit Edits joints in parts.
End Value Edits end values in parts.
Sequence Changes the sequence in parts.
Command in Parts
Lead In Edit Changes the lead position in parts.
Move/Copy Track Moves/copies traces in parts
Apply Assignment Applies assignments to the holes with the same
to the Same Inner pattern in parts.
Fix Process Order Fixes the sequence in parts.
Laser Hole Division Performs cutting after dividing the hole in parts
into smaller divisions.
Option Sets options.
Remnant Edit Cuts remnants.
Change Sheet Size Changes the sheet size.
Grid Parts Performs grid processing.
Sequence Command in Sheet Edits the process order of parts.
Indicate Reposition Performs reposition. (unused on FO)
Add New Sheet Adds a new sheet.
Option Sets options.
Scrap cutting Cuts up processed skeleton materials into
smaller parts.
Undo Ctrl+Z Undoes the previous operation.
Redo Ctrl+A Redoes the operation undone by Undo.

4. Each of these commands can be executed

by clicking the OK button.


Commands are canceled by clicking the
Cancel button.
After executing or canceling a command,
the window proceeds to the command
marked by in the same layer in the above
table.

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5. When you click the OK button at a


command in Part Edit in the second layer of
the menu hierarchy, you are asked whether
or not to reflect the newly edited settings on
the same part.

When Apply the edit result to the same


part is selected, you can select to apply the
results on the current sheet (Current
Sheet) or on all sheets (All Sheets).
You can also select to apply the results on
only parts of the same angle (Same Angle)
or on all angles (All Angle).

6. When you click the OK button or the

Cancel button at the move command


in the first layer of the menu hierarchy,
manual editing ends, and you are asked
"Regenerate NC data and Redo
Schedule?" When you select Yes, the NC
data and schedule are redone, and the
window returns to the nesting results
window.

If you select the Change Lead In for


Shorten Traverse checkbox, the approach
position is changed to the optimum position
based on the laser sequence.

One-point Advice:
When the approach has been edited, do not
select the Change Lead In for Shorten
Traverse checkbox.
Otherwise, the approach position will be
changed again according to the preferences.

The following pages describe the various commands.

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Confirm/Display Setting

Displays the part information, trace information


and pattern information.

Part Displays the part name, size, sheet


pattern quantity, and weight of the
selected part.
Trace Displays trace information, such as
the track type, joints, pierce,
approach, and end value of the
selected trace.
Pattern Displays the type, length, angle and
other information of the selected
pattern.

Process Direction
Displays the process direction using arrows.

Joint Mark
Switches display/hide of joint marks.

Display Tools by Color


Displays each tool using a different color
based on the cutting condition.
The color can be set at the Detail button.

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Rotate/Move/Copy the Part

Rotates, moves and copies parts.

To move parts:

1. Specify the part. (Multiple parts can also be


selected by enclosing them in a frame.)

2. Enter move pitches X and Y.

3. Specify the move direction by either clicking

, , , or with the up,


down, left, right arrow keys on the keyboard.

One-point Advice:
When moving parts with the mouse, click
the part and drag-and-drop with the mouse
button held down. Parts can be moved
horizontally and vertically by moving them
with the Shift key held down.
A message appears if the moved part
interferes with other parts.

To rotate parts:

1. Specify the part. (Multiple parts can also be


selected by enclosing them in a frame.)

2. Enter the rotate pitch.

3. Click , or .

One-point Advice:
Parts can also be rotated with the mouse.
A white dot is displayed near the center of
the part. Click this dot and move the mouse
to rotate the part.
A message appears if the rotated part
interferes with other parts.

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To copy parts:

1. Select the Copy the Part checkbox.

2. Specify the part. (Multiple parts can also be


selected by enclosing them in a frame.)

3. Enter move pitches X and Y.

4. Specify the copy direction by either clicking

, , , or with the up,


down, left, and right arrow keys on the
keyboard.

One-point Advice:
When copying parts with the mouse, click
the part and drag-and-drop with the mouse
button held down. Parts can be copied
horizontally and vertically by moving them
with the Shift key held down.
Parts can also be copied by
dragging-and-dropping them with the Ctrl
key held down without selecting the Copy
the Part checkbox.
A message appears if the copied part
interferes with other parts.

Adjacent Mode
If this checkbox is selected, parts are
recognized as rectangles, and are placed next
to the adjacent part with a fixed gap
(part-spacing). For this reason, parts can be
placed without any mutual interference.

One-point Advice:
The part-spacing between parts can be
changed here.

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Add Part

Parts can be added to the current sheet.

File Select this in the case of DXF or


DWG data.
SDD Select this in the case of AP100
unfold drawings.

Data to add is selected in the same way as


when data is selected in the nesting schedule.

One-point Advice:
Parts can be added even if they are not in
the nesting plan.
DXF and DWG files can also be added by
directly dragging-and-dropping them onto a
sheet.
Added parts are placed temporarily on the
sheet. Use the Rotate/Move/Copy the Part
function to move them to the appropriate
place.

Delete

Deletes parts.

1. Click parts or enclose them by a frame.

2. Click the button or press the Delete


key.

Delete Object
Inside The area inside the enclosure frame
Frame is selected.
Outside The area outside the enclosure
Frame frame is selected.

Mouse Command
All All parts completely inside the frame
Selection are selected.
Partial All parts even if only partly inside
Selection the frame are selected.

Select Same Parts At the Same Time


When one part is selected, other parts having
the identical name also are selected.
When the Only Same Angle checkbox is
selected, only parts placed at the same angle
are selected.

Part Edit Confirm/Display


Setting

Functions are the same as those described at


Confirm/Display Setting above.

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Part Edit Save Template

This function is not yet available in this


software.

Part Edit Delete Trace

Deletes the laser trace.

1. Select a part.

2. Select the trace to delete, or specify the


trace by enclosing it in the frame. When
enclosing the trace by the frame, select the
trace as follows:

Delete Object
Inside The trace inside the frame is
Frame selected.
Outside The trace outside the frame is
Frame selected.

Mouse Commands
All Traces completely inside the frame
Selection are selected.
Partial Traces partially inside the frame are
Selection selected.

3. Click the button or press the Delete


key.

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Part Edit Joint Edit

Adds, deletes or edits joints.

Add

1. Joints are added by clicking at the position


where the joint is to be added.
If you enter Distance from End Point, a
red dot will be displayed at the position
offset by the distance from the end point as
shown in the figure on the left. The joint is
created at the position by clicking this dot.

One-point Advice:
If you click on a corner, a micro joint will be
created, and if you click on a line, a wire
joint will be created.
You can switch between a micro joint on
one side or on both sides by selecting and
deselecting Both Sides Corner Joint.

Delete

1. Bring the mouse near to the joint to be


deleted. A white triangle (joint mark) is
displayed as shown in the figure on the left.
Click with this joint mark displayed.

2. Click the delete button in the figure on the


left. The joint is deleted.

One-point Advice:
To select multiple joints in a single operation,
enclose all of the desired joints with the
mouse. The joints change to the white joint
mark. Delete all of the joints by clicking the
delete button.

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Edit

1. Just as in deleting joints, select the joint to


be edited to display it as a white joint mark.

2. When parameters or approach and pierce


related values are changed, the changes
are applied to the selected joint.
(When numerical values have been
changed, press the Enter key to apply the
changes.)

Part Edit End Value

Changes the end value after cutting the path.

In this operation, a machine stop can be set to


the path.

1. When you click the laser trace, the current


end values are displayed as radio buttons.
(For example, if there is no end value
specified on the trace, a black dot appears
in the None radio button.)

2. To set a machine stop here, select the


Machine Stop radio button.

3. When you click another trace or click away


from the trace, its coler and end value are
changed.

One-point Advice:
Joints can only be confirmed. Machine Stop
or None cannot be set to the End Value of
Joint traces with this command.

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Part Edit Sequence Command


in Parts

You can edit the sequence of etching, holes


and outer loops in a single part using
Sequence in Parts tab.

When you start editing the Sequence in


Parts, the current sequence is displayed in
numerical values on each processing path.

Mouse When you click the path in order


Command and finally click the Complete
button, the sequence is changed
to the newly specified order.
Cancel Cancels the newly specified
sequence.
Clear All Clears all changes newly made,
and returns the sequence to its
initial state.
Insert Changes the sequence so that
(Before) the next clicked path is inserted
before the first clicked path.
Insert Changes the sequence so that
(After) the next clicked path is inserted
after the first clicked path.
Complete Applies the newly specified
changes.

List If you want to change the path


Command sequence, select the path from
this list, and move it back and
forth.

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Part Edit Lead In Edit

Changes the lead in and lead out.


The process direction and cutting conditions
can also be changed here.

Pierce holes can also be made directly and


traces that are cut by a straight line can also
be added.

Changing Lead In/Lead Out

Lead ins and lead outs can be repositioned by


clicking and dragging the approach.

Try repositioning the lead position of parts in


the figure on the left.
The following Approach parameters for parts
can also be changed when they are indicated
in light blue.

1. Process Direction
The process direction can be changed by
clicking the arrow in the tool guide drawing.

2. Cutting Condition
The cutting conditions can be changed by
selecting the desired conditions in the tool
guide drawing.

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3. Lead In Length/Angle/Radius
The length, angle and radius can be
changed by altering the approach-related
parameters in the figure on the left.

4. Lead Out Length/Angle/Radius


When a lead out is specified to a part, its
length, angle and radius can be changed.
(These parameters cannot be changed
when a lead out is not specified.)

One-point Advice:
The Over Cut and The Distance from the
End Point parameters are enabled when
the current laser trace is deleted and
re-assignment is performed by this
command.
Display Pierce Collision Area displays a
circle of radius that takes the pierce point as
its center.

5. Pierce Type
Laser Pierce This is the standard pierce
processing setting. The M103
code is output.
Special Special Amada laser pierces are
Pierce output by the 103A_B_ code.
No Pierce Pierces are not output.
The M103A0 code is output.
Flying No pierce hole is made. Laser
Pierce cutting is performed at a short
length at low speed and high
laser output. This setting
reduces the time is takes to cut
pierces. It is used for thin
materials.
M103A0 is output since piercing
is not performed.

A/B/Condition/Length

A is the pierce type of special pierces.


B is the side of the pierce hole of special
pierces.
Condition is the condition of the flying pierce.
Length is the length of the flying pierce.

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Deleting and Re-assigning Laser Traces


(manual assignment)

1. To delete an already assigned laser trace,


click the trace to delete. After its color has

changed to light blue, click the button.

2. To re-assign (manually assign) a trace, set


the required conditions (e.g. process
direction, cutting conditions, approach, and
pierce).

3. When you select the end value, the action


after cutting of that trace can be specified.
(Currently, no action is taken for joints.)
(Currently, the end point setting of holes is
fixed to None.)

4. Select from the following four correction


directions.
Outer loops are corrected towards
the outside, and holes are corrected
towards the inside. Open paths are
not corrected.
Correction is performed to the left
side of the cutting advance
direction. (G41 code)
Correction is performed to the right
side of the cutting advance
direction. (G41 code)
Correction is not performed. (G40
code)

5. When you click the pattern to assign, the


laser trace is assigned.

One-point Advice:
Clicking the Convert Inner/Outer button
inverts the approach and correction
direction.
The correction direction cannot be changed
when a standard macro is used.

Direct Assignment

Cutting or etching by a straight line can be


added in areas where there are no patterns.

1. Change the tool guide drawing to Direct as


shown in the figure on the left, and set the
cutting conditions, approach, pierce, and
other conditions.

2. Clicking any location on the sheet turns


cutting ON.

3. Finally, right-click and select Complete.

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Adding Pierce Holes

1. Change the tool guide drawing to Pierce as


shown in the figure on the left, and set the
pierce cutting conditions.

2. Clicking any location on the sheet turns the


pierce ON.

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Part Edit Move/Copy Track

Move or copy laser traces in parts individually


by individual path units.
For example, only holes can be moved.

Move Type
Move Moves laser tracks in parallel.
Rotate Rotates and moves laser tracks.
Reverse Rotates and inverts laser tracks.

Move

Two move options are available for a parallel


move.
Specify the With this method, you specify
Standard the standard point of the move
Point source and move destination
with the mouse or cross cursor
keys.
Specify X/Y With this method, you enter the
Move movement amounts in the X and
Amount Y directions.

As an example, try moving a round hole by


parallel move by Specify the Standard Point.

1. Select Move.

2. Set the parameter to Move. (Click the Copy


button to change it to Move.)

3. Select Specify the Standard Point.

4. Click the trace of the round hole to move,


then right-click and select Complete.

To move by the cross cursor key:


Press the Home key on the keyboard at the
move source standard point (e.g. center of
round hole), display the cross cursor key
and press the Enter key. Next, enter on the
keyboard how many millimeters in which
direction the round hole is to be moved, and
press the Enter key. The round hole is
moved.
Example:
To move 10 mm up, press 1, 0, , and
Enter keys
To move by the mouse only:
Click the move source standard point by the
mouse and the point at the move
destination.

One-point Advice:
Patterns are not moved.

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As another example, try moving a round hole


by Specify X/Y Move Amount.

1. Select Move.

2. Set the parameter to Move. (Click the Copy


button to change it to Move.)

3. Select Specify X/Y Move Amount.

4. Click the trace of the round hole to move,


then right-click and select Complete.

Enter the move amount at X (delta X), and


press the Enter key. The round hole is
moved.

Rotate

1. Select Rotate.

2. Set the parameter to Move. (Click the Copy


button to change it to Move.)

3. Click the trace of the round hole to rotate,


then right-click and select Complete.

4. Click the center of rotation.

5. Specify the angle with the mouse, or enter


the numerical value at Rotation Angle, and
press the Enter key. The round hole is
rotated.

Reverse

Two move options are available for a reverse


move.
Specify the With this method, you
Standard Point instruct the standard point of
the move source and move
destination with the mouse or
cross cursor keys.
Axis Position With this method, you
instruct the axis of reversal.

As an example, try moving a round hole by


reverse move by Specify the Standard Point.

1. Select Reverse.

2. Set the parameter to Move. (Click the Copy


button to change it to Move.)

3. Select the axis of reversal from X Axis,


Y Axis and Slant. In this example, select
X Axis.

4. Select Specify the Standard Point.

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5. Click the trace of the round hole to reverse,


then right-click and select Complete.

6. Click the reverse start point with the mouse


(in this example, the center of the hole).

7. Try clicking alight above the center of the


hole as the reverse end point. This reverses
the hole along the X-axis.
Not only the approach position but also the
process direction (CW/CCW) is reversed.

One-point Advice:
When Axis Position is selected as the move
method, you instruct the position on the axis
as well as the reverse start and end points.

Copy

The trace is moved with the original trace left


intact if you change move to copy and perform
move/rotate/reverse.

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Part Edit Apply Assignment to


the Same Inner

The same assignment as the specified hole


can be applied to the same holes when a hole
assignment has been changed.

There are two ways in which the assignment is


applied:
All Holes Applies the same assignment on
all holes.
Specified Applies the assignment on only
Hole the specified hole.

Procedure:
1. Click the hole whose assignment is to be
changed.

2. When All Holes is selected, the same


assignment is applied on all holes when the
Apply button is clicked.

3. When Specified Hole is selected, select the


hole to apply the assignment on, and either
click the Apply button or right-click and
select Complete. The assignment is applied
on the specified hole.

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Part Edit Fix Process Order

This command is used mainly on punching


lines.
This function is for fixing the process order of
tools to prevent punch scrap from remaining
when multiple tools are assigned to a single
hole.

Normally, this command is not used on laser


machines since there are no cases where
multiple paths are assigned to a single hole.

This command can be used in cases where


cutting for dividing up a hole has been inserted
directly by the approach editing command.

To explain operation by this command, let's


add a path for cutting a round hole to a cross
shape directly in approach editing.

1. Enter Approach, select Direct, set the


approach length at Length to "0" and press
the Enter key.

2. Enlarge the round hole, and enter a vertical


cutting line that contacts both edges of the
round hole. Click the start and end points,
then right-click and select Complete.

3. Likewise, enter a horizontal cutting line.


Click the start and end points, then
right-click and select Complete.

4. Enter Fix Process Order, and deselect the


Fix Between Loops checkbox.

5. Click in the order vertical cutting line


horizontal cutting line round hole, and
finally click the Create button. The process
order is fixed.

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Part Edit Laser Hole Division

Cut up hole scrap into slugs smaller than the


cutting plate or gaps in sharp-pointed tool to
reduce post-processing.

1. Select Cutting Method.

Vertical cutting/horizontal cutting/cross


cutting/cross cutting + extra stroke

2. Select the approach method for the cutting


line.

Center pierce/end pierce/straight line


approach/curved line approach

Cutting Method Lead In Method

3. Enter the sizes displayed in the tool guide


drawing.

A: Max Size Enters the maximum width of the


for Slug slug in the X direction. Cutting in
(X Direction) is performed so that slugs larger
than this are not made.
B: Max Size Enters the maximum width of the
for Slug slug in the Y direction. Cutting in
(Y Direction) is performed so that slugs larger
Tool guide drawing than this are not made.
C: Space for Enters the gap amount at C in
Lead In the figure.

4. Click the hole to be divided up with the


mouse. The hole is divided.

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Part Edit Option

Set the operation option settings during


editing.

Do not display message of applying to part


when exiting edit mode
When a single part is edited and the OK ( )
button is clicked, you are asked whether or not
to reflect edits on all of the same parts.

You can fix how edits are reflected without


displaying this message every time.
Option OFF Edits are not reflected.
Inside Same Edits are reflected only on
Sheet the same sheet.
Inside All Sheet Edits are reflected on all
sheets.

Part of Same Edits are reflected on parts


Angle of the same angle.
Part of All Angle Edits are reflected on parts
of all angles.

Do not display message if space is not


enough when add parts
When a single part is edited and the Cancel
( ) button is clicked, you are asked whether
or not to ignore changes made on the part.

You can fix how edits are canceled without


displaying this message every time.
Discard changes Editing is ended without
to end command saving changes to parts.
Save changes to Editing is ended after
end command saving changes to parts.

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Do not display message if space is not


enough when add parts
When this checkbox is selected, the message
is not displayed even if there is not enough
free space when parts are added.

Use command of editing single part to


maximize window
When this checkbox is selected, the screen is
maximized when the edit mode is entered.

Window returns to the initial size after


editing is complete
When this checkbox is selected, the window is
returned to its original size after the edit mode
is exited.

Release the command of not displaying


message after version updated
When this checkbox is selected, the setting for
not displaying the above message when the
Dr.ABE software is updated.

Collision check when moving parts


When this checkbox is selected, the collision
check is performed when moving parts, and a
message is displayed when there is a collision.

Continuously Add the Selected Element


When this checkbox is selected, the add mode
is entered when a part or trace is selected with
the mouse. When this checkbox is deselected,
only the last selected element is selected.

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Remnant cutting/edit

Assigns the process trace along which leftover


material (remnant) is cut.

1. Select the Add Remnant checkbox.

2. Select Cutting Condition (E001 onwards).

3. Select Cutting Method.

Vertical Cut

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/X direction size


Horizontal Cut

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/Y direction size


T Cut-Vertical
Left

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/XY direction size


T Cut-Vertical
Right

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/XY direction size


T Cut-Horizontal
Up

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/XY direction size


T Cut-Horizontal
Down

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/XY direction size


Rectangle Cut

Cutting direction/part-spacing/X direction size

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L Cut

Cutting direction/protrusion amount/XY direction size

4. Select Process After Cutting.

M00 (Machine Stops the machine.


Stop)
Wire Joint Attaches a wire joint.
None No action is taken.

When Wire Joint is selected, enter Joint


Amount and Joint Number (Horizont/Vertical).

5. Select Cutting start Form.

Cuts straight.

Pierces the center of the materials, and


starts cutting after performing the
approach. Enter Approach length when
this item is selected.
This setting allows you to set a distance
for allowing the beam to stabilize until
cutting, and prevents the laser head from
being lowered by the height sensor.
When the laser head is made to protrude
outside of the materials, set a maximum
protruding distance of about 2 mm.

When No pierce is selected, piercing is not


performed.

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6. Instruct the position where remnants are to


be cut with the mouse.
This position is displayed temporarily as a
green line. To modify this position, change
the numerical values in the guide window,
and press the Enter key.

7. When the position is determined, then


right-click and select Apply.

One-point Advice:
To cancel cutting of remnants midway, either
deselect the Add Remnant checkbox, or
right-click and click Add Remnant Cutting.
To modify cutting of remnants, deselect the
Add Remnant checkbox, and click the the
cutting item to be modified.

8. To delete cutting of remnants, select the

cutting item to be deleted, and click the


button.

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Change sheet size

The sheet size can be changed.

Input Size

When the Auto Calculation button is clicked,


the minimum sheet size that accepts the
current part placement state is calculated, and
the sheet is changed to this size.

The sheet size can also be changed by


dragging the sheet frame (green line) with the
mouse.

It can also be changed by entering numerical


values to sheet sizes X and Y here and
pressing the Enter key.

Sheet Code

When nesting parts in standard materials, the


sheet size is changed by selecting Sheet
Code.

When skeleton materials or remnant materials


are selected, the sheet can be rotated by
selecting the Rotate Sheet checkbox and
selecting the angle of rotation.

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Grid Parts

Set a selected part as grid parts.


Also, the number of parts already set as grid
parts can be changed or the part-spacing and
nesting priority direction (X/Y) can be edited.

Turning Single Parts into Grid Parts

1. Set Grid Parts Method to General Grid


Parts.

2. With grid parts placement, parts are placed


in a grid pattern. When the Output G98
checkbox is selected, the grid parts program
is then set to use the UV macro.

3. Specify Nesting Priority Direction.


X First Processing is performed in the X
direction from the origin position.
(G75 code)
Y First Processing is performed in the Y
direction from the origin position.
(G76 code)

4. Select Nesting Reference Position.


Bottom Processing is started from the bottom
Left left.
Bottom Processing is started from the bottom
Right right.
Top Processing is started from the top left.
Left
Top Processing is started from the top
Right right.

5. Specify a part.
As example, select the leftmost part.

6. The part color changes to green, and a


white dot is displayed.
When you drag this white dot with the
mouse, the temporary grid part display
frames appear. The grid consists of two
horizontal frames and three vertical frames
as shown in the figure on the left.

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7. When you release the mouse button, the


frame changes to white as shown in the
figure on the left.
In this state, the display is still only
temporary. So, the nesting priority direction
(X First/Y First) and nesting reference
position can be changed at Parameter.
Try changing these parameters to see how
the green process order arrow changes.

8. To set the parameter settings, right-click and


select Complete.

One-point Advice:
Move parts to positions where they do not
interfere with other parts.

Grouping Multiple Parts into Grid Parts

Multiple parts can be grouped into grid parts.

1. To group parts, click the Release Group


button to change it to Group.

2. Click the parts to be grouped.


As an example, click the two parts as shown
in the figure on the left.

Operations from here on are the same as the


grid parts consisting of single part type.

Auto Calculate

When you specify the parts and click the Auto


Calculate button, the maximum number of
parts that can be nested to the edges of the
sheet material in the top and right directions is
calculated and displayed.

One-point Advice:
The collision check is not performed with other
parts, so change the number of parts
manually.

Separate
Clicking the Separate button with grid parts in
a temporary display state separates the parts
into individual parts.

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Remove

Clicking the Remove button with grid parts in a


temporary display state returns parts to their
individual or grouped state.
(Currently, this function is not yet available.)

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Sequence Command in Sheet

You can edit in which order parts placed on the


sheet are to be processed.

The current process order is indicated by a


number assigned to each part.
There are two ways of editing the process
order.
One way is "automatic."

1. Select Specify the Range, and try


changing the Starting Position, Sheet
Division Direction and Sheet Division
Quantity parameters. How the green
division lines appear in the window will
change.

2. Click the Execute button. The process


order of the parts is automatically
re-calculated from the starting position and
sheet division direction and displayed based
on these division lines.

Starting Position
Upper Processing is started from the top
Right right.
Lower Processing is started from the
Right bottom right.
Upper Left Processing is started from the top
left.
Lower Left Processing is started from the
bottom left.

Sheet Division Direction


Direction X Processing is performed by
advancing and returning along the
X direction.
Direction Y Processing is performed by
advancing and returning along the
Y direction.
Single Processing is performed one way
Direction X along the X direction.
Single Processing is performed one way
Direction Y along the Y direction.

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Sheet Division Quantity


Calculation is performed after dividing the
sheet internally on the system when
determining the laser sequence. The laser
sequence can be determined more precisely
by setting a greater number of divisions. Note,
however, that the calculation time increases
when a greater number of divisions is set.
The default number of divisions is 5. (Up to
100 divisions can be entered. Normally, leave
the setting at the default of 5.)

Details
Displays laser sequence conditions relating to
the grid part part-spacing. (For details, refer to
the Laser Sequence section.)

The other way is "manual."


With this method, you can specify the process
order by mouse commands and list
commands.

Specifying Process Order by Mouse


Commands

1. Select the Mouse Command checkbox.

2. Click the parts in the window in the desired


process order. Check that the process order
changes.

3. Last of all, click the Complete button.

One-point Advice:
When the Insert checkbox is selected and
Before is selected, the processing order is
changed so that the next clicked part is
inserted before the first clicked part.
Likewise, when After is selected, the
processing order is changed so that the first
clicked path is inserted after the next clicked
path.

Specifying Process Order by List


Commands

1. Select the List Command checkbox.

2. Select the desired part from the list or from


the parts in the window.

3. Change the process order using the


up/down buttons.

Up button Moves the selected part one


place up the list.
Down button Moves the selected part one
place down the list.

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Indicate Reposition

Reposition cannot be specified on skid type as


FO.

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Add New Sheet

Add a new sheet.


Use this item when a new sheet is required,
for example, when moving placements.

At Input Material, set Material Type,


Thickness, Size X and Size Y.

At Sheet Code, select from standard materials


registered in Material Management and from
registered skeleton materials and remnant
materials.

One-point Advice:
The sheet can be rotated when skeleton
materials or remnant materials are selected.

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Scrap cutting

Cut heavy skeleton after they have been


processed to make them easier to carry out.

There are two ways of cutting scrap.

One way is to enter parameters to instruct


cutting in a single operation at Command at A
Time.

The other way is to instruct cutting manually


with the mouse at Mouse Command.

Specifying Cutting by Command at A Time

1. Select Command at A Time.

2. Select Cutting Method.


Cutting Scrap is cut by entering the
Number number of horizontal and vertical
Command divisions.
X/Y Pitch Scrap is cut by entering the pitch
in the X and Y directions.
Weight Scrap is cut according to the
weight of the sheet. Set the
maximum weight of a single cut
piece.

Check that the cut state of the sheet (red


line) switches by selecting each of these
items.

3. Right-click and select Complete.

Specifying Cutting by Mouse Command

1. Select Mouse Command.


Random Specify the start and end points.
The sheet can be cut as desired
by using the mouse.
To specify the points horizontally
and vertically, move the mouse
with the Shift key held down.
Rectangle The sheet is cut to a rectangle by
specifying the points of two
opposite corners.

2. Create the cutting line with the mouse.

3. Right-click and select Complete.

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Deleting Scrap Cutting

To delete scrap cutting, click in the figure


on the left.

When Delete All is selected and the OK


button is clicked, all scrap cuttings are deleted.

To delete only specified scrap cuttings, select


Delete Partial and click the OK button, specify
unwanted scrap cuttings in the sheet with the
mouse, then right-click and select Complete.

Tool Assignment-related Parameters

1. Set approach-related parameters.


Set Lead In/Lead Out, Degree and
Radius.

2. Set cutting condition and pierce-related


parameters.
Set Cutting Condition and Pierce Type.

3. Set machine operation after scrap cutting at


End Value.

End Value
M00 Machine stop
M01 Optional stop
Same function as M00.
This function can be selected
ON/OFF by the OPTIONAL STOP
ON/OFF switch on the NC unit
panel.
None No action is taken.

Z Value
The Z value can be output to M104. To enable
output, set Z HEIGHT M104Zx to ON at NC
Generate Preference.

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Process Direction-related Parameters

Set the order in which horizontal and vertical


cutting are performed.
X->Y Horizontal cutting is performed first,
followed by vertical cutting.
Y->X Vertical cutting is performed first,
followed by horizontal cutting.

Also, the lead in direction can be reversed


along both of the X and Y directions, and
processing in only one direction can be set.

At the lowermost condition, select the process


order.
Part Process -> M00 -> Scrap Cutting
Part Process -> Scrap Cutting
Scrap Cutting -> Part Process
Scrap Cutting -> M00 -> Part Process

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