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    Anilam 5000 / 6000 Series DXF import This presentation will guide you through the steps to create programs from DXF files. Instructions: Descriptions are provided at the top of the screen, instructions are provided at the bottom. Use mouse to select menu items as instructed, or simply press spac...

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    This is the Manual screen when you first enter the CNC software Select the Program ‘softkey’ from the menu by clicking with mouse

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    This page shows the programs located in the C:\User directory of the hard drive In the CNC we use a shift key to see more menu options – press space bar or click next now

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    Display shows additional menu selections (Shift) Click Display ‘softkey’ to change display type

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    Display now shows file size, date, and time information Using Shift / Display again will show different display options – press space bar or click next

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    This screen shows all files located on the hard drive Select the DXF file to use, ROBIN2.DXF, in this example – use mouse or next to select

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    Required DXF file is highlighted Click Utility from the menu

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    Options from the Utility menu are displayed Click DXF Converter

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    The DXF drawing file is now displayed. The drawing contains many layers, only some are required, these must be selected To see only the detail we require, click the Layers menu

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    Display of available options for drawing layers We need to toggle various layers to off so only the required part shape is displayed Click the Toggle Layers menu

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    All layers are displayed and can be toggled On, or Off. Click 1. 0 ………. On to toggle this layer to Off

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Layer 1 is now set to off and will no longer be displayed. We repeat this process to set all non essential layers off. In this example, layer 11 is required. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, We repeat this process to set all non essential layers off. In this example, layer 11 is required. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Layer 2 is now set to off and will no longer be displayed. We repeat this process to set all non essential layers off. In this example, layer 11 is required. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Layer 3 is now set to off and will no longer be displayed. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Layer 4 is now set to off and will no longer be displayed. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, You get the idea now … Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Layer 11, CONT is the profile of the part and is therefore required - On. Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    41,Jump 41, 41,to 41, all 41, off 41, Press space bar to step through all layers, or, use jump to all off button

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    Only layer 11 is set to On. Selection of layers to display is now complete Click Layers again to cancel selection menu

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    Part profile is now displayed – layer 11 of DXF file Click Display to enlarge the part

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    Display options are shown – we would like to “fit” the image to our screen Click Fit to automatically display maximum zoom

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    Here’s a larger image of the part to work on. Now we need to pick geometry elements. Click Select to allow picking of geometry

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    With Select active, we would now proceed to pick the geometry required via mouse. In this demo, the entire shape is pre-selected. Click next or use space bar for next screen

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    Selected geometry is highlighted in green. The direction that elements are selected will set direction of cut – climb or conventional milling. Click next or use space bar for next screen

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    Click next or use space bar for next screen More geometry can simply be selected by clicking. If shapes are not connected, the CNC will ask if you want to connect, in this case N for no as we are selecting a new shape

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    Click next or use space bar for next screen The CNC will ask if we want to create a new shape. We would answer Y for yes as we are picking a new shape in this example

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    Click next or use space bar for next screen New selected geometry is highlighted in green, and labeled as shape 2

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    Now we’ve selected the geometry or “shapes” required, program options can be set. Click Setup to see program options

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    Output and Display options menus Click Output to see program output options

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    Available options for program output are now displayed. Note the program name. Press space bar or click next

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    It’s now time to save our program Click Save to create a G-Code program

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    CNC confirms creation of G-Code program Click Exit to quit the DXF utility

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    CNC confirms request for exit Press space bar or click next

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    Back to the program display – note program “ROBIN2.G” Click ROBIN2.G to highlight the G-Code program

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    This is the G-Code program created from the DXF utility Click Edit to view and change the G-Code program

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    The DXF utility has created two subprograms, one for each shape number. We would now edit the program to pocket or contour shapes as required. Press space bar or click next

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    In this example, G169 is used to pocket shape 1, while shape 2 is programmed as a contour Click Exit to leave the editor

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    After editing the program, we can verify with draw graphics Click Draw to view the completed part

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    This is the CNC draw display, in an X,Y plane view Click Run to view the part

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    White lines show tool path; green line indicates compensated tool path for verification. Additional views are available. Click View to see options

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    The part can be seen in a variety of views for length, width, and depth verification. Click ISO to see a three dimensional view

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    This is a partial view of the part while draw is in progress. Press space bar or click next

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    End of demonstration. Thank you for taking the time to view this example of how complex programs can easily be created on Anilam systems. Click 1,home to return to the beginning, or click actionURI(http://www.anilam.com/):here to go to our website. Should you have any questions feel free to ac...

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