Graphics Mode

Classic Control - Mill Operator's Manual

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A safe way to troubleshoot a program is to run it in Graphics mode. No movement occurs on the machine, instead the movement is illustrated on the screen.

The Graphics display has a number of available features:

  • Key Help Area The lower left of the graphics display pane is the function key help area. Function keys that are currently available are displayed here with a brief description of their usage.

  • Locater Window The lower right part of the pane displays the whole table area and indicates where the tool is currently located during simulation.

  • Tool Path Window In the center of the display is a large window that represents a view of the work area. It displays a cutting tool icon and tool paths during a graphics simulation of the program.

    note: Feed motion is displayed as fine continuous lines. Rapid moves are displayed as dotted lines. Setting 4 disables the dotted-line display. The places where a drilling canned cycle is used are marked with an X. Setting 5 disables the X display.
  • Adjusting Zoom Press F2 to display a rectangle (zoom window) indicating the area to be magnified. Use PAGE DOWN to decrease the size of the zoom window (zooming in), and use PAGE UP to increase the size of the zoom window (zooming out). Use the Cursor Arrow keys to move the zoom window to the desired location and press ENTER to complete the zoom and rescale the tool path window. The locater window (small view at the bottom right) shows the entire table with an outline of where the Tool Path window is zoomed. Tool Path window is cleared when zoomed, and the program must be re-run to view the tool path. Press F2 and then HOME to expand the Tool Path window to cover the entire work area.

  • Z-Axis Part Zero Line The horizontal line on the Z-axis bar at the top-right corner of the graphics screen indicates the position of the current Z-axis work offset plus the length of the current tool. While a program is running, the shaded portion of the bar indicates the depth of Z-axis motion. You can watch the position of the tool tip relative to the Z-axis part zero position as the program runs.

  • Control Status The lower left portion of the screen displays control status. It is the same as the last four lines of all other displays.

  • Position Pane The position pane displays axes locations just as it would during a live part run.

  • Simulation Speed F3 decreases simulation speed and F4 increases simulation speed.

Graphics mode is run from Memory, MDI, DNC, FNC, or Edit modes. To run a program:

  1. Press SETTING/GRAPHIC until the GRAPHICS page is displayed. Or press CYCLE START from the active program pane in Edit mode to enter Graphics mode.
  2. To run DNC in Graphics mode, press MDI/DNC until DNC mode is active, then go to GRAPHICS page and send the program to the machine’s control (See the DNC section).
  3. Press CYCLE START.
    note: Not all machine functions or motions are simulated in graphics.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.

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