Mode keys change the operational state of the machine. Each mode key is arrow shaped and points to the row of keys that perform functions related to that mode key. The current mode is always displayed in the top left of the screen, in Mode:Key display form.
|Edit||EDIT||Lets you edit programs in the advanced editor or background editor. You can access the Visual Programming System (VPS) from the EDIT tabbed menu.|
|Insert||INSERT||Enters text from the input line or the clipboard into the program at the cursor position.|
|Alter||ALTER||Replaces the highlighted command or text with text from
the input line or the clipboard.
note: ALTER does not work for offsets.
|Delete||DELETE||Deletes the item that the cursor is on, or deletes a selected program block.|
|Undo||UNDO||Undoes up to the last 40 edit changes, and deselects a
note: UNDO does not work for deleted highlighted blocks or to recover a deleted program.
|Memory||MEMORY||Selects memory mode. You run programs in this mode, and the other keys in the MEM row control the ways in which the program is run. Shows OPERATION:MEM in upper left display.|
|Single Block||SINGLE BLOCK||Toggles single block on or off. When single block is on, the control runs only one program block each time you press CYCLE START.|
|Graphics||GRAPHICS||Opens Graphics mode.|
|Optional Stop||OPTION STOP||Toggles optional stop on or off. When optional stop is on, the machine stops when it reaches M01 commands.|
|Block Delete||BLOCK DELETE||Toggles block delete on or off. The program ignores (does not execute) items with a slash (“/”) when this option is on.|
|Manual Data Input||MDI||In MDI mode, you run unsaved programs or blocks of code entered from the control. Shows EDIT:MDI in upper left display.|
|Coolant||COOLANT||Turns the optional coolant on and off.|
|Handle Scroll||HANDLE SCROLL||Toggles Handle Scroll mode. This lets you use the jog handle to move the cursor in menus while the control is in jog mode.|
|Automatic Tool Changer Forward||ATC FWD||Rotates the tool carousel to the next tool.|
|Automatic Tool Changer Reverse||ATC REV||Rotates the tool carousel to the previous tool.|
|Handle Jog||HANDLE JOG||Enters Jog mode.|
|.0001/.1 .001/1 .01/10 .1/100||.0001 /.1, .001 / 1., .01 / 10., .1 / 100.||Selects the increment for each click of the jog handle. When the mill is in MM mode the first number is multiplied by ten when jogging the axis (e.g., .0001 becomes 0.001 mm). The bottom number sets speed after you press JOG LOCK and an axis jog key or you press and hold an axis jog key. Shows SETUP:JOG in the upper left of the display.|
|Zero Return||ZERO RETURN||Selects Zero Return mode, which displays axis location in four different categories: Operator, Work G54, Machine, and Dist (distance) To Go. Select the tab to switch between the categories. Shows SETUP:ZERO in the upper-left display.|
|All||ALL||Returns all axes to machine zero. This is similar to POWER UP, except a tool change does not occur.|
|Origin||ORIGIN||Sets selected values to zero.|
|Single||SINGLE||Returns one axis to machine zero. Press the desired axis letter on the Alpha keyboard and then press SINGLE.|
|Home G28||HOME G28||Returns all axes to zero in rapid motion. HOME G28 will also home a single axis in
the same manner as SINGLE.
caution: Make sure the axis motion paths are clear when you press this key. There is no warning or prompt before axis motion begins.
|List Programs||LIST PROGRAM||Accesses a tabbed menu to load and save programs.|
|Select Programs||SELECT PROGRAM||Makes the highlighted program the active program.|
|Back||BACK ARROW,||Navigates to the screen you were on before the current one. This key operates like the BACK button on a web browser.|
|Forward||FORWARD ARROW,||Navigates to the screen you went to after the current screen, if you have used the back arrow. This key operates like the FORWARD button on a web browser.|
|Erase Program||ERASE PROGRAM||Deletes the selected program in List Program mode. Deletes the entire program in MDI mode.|