Develops the tooling motions between cut cycles such as Index moves.
Develop Tooling Motions is the adding of NC objects into the sequence that represent tooling motions and commands required to traverse from one cut cycle to another. Typically these objects include index motions and tool change commands.
The option for the use of start and end codes is supplied to control what codes the task functions supply at the start and end of the sequence definition.
This process is a loop over all the cut blocks defined to the sequence. Two functions are performed. The SEQTSK1 task function develops NC objects that appear at the beginning of each cut block. The SEQTSK2 task function develops NC objects that appear at the end of each cut block.
If SEQTSK1 and SEQTSK2 functions are not defined, the Process MAKE Simulator is used to loop over all the cut blocks.
All the activity of determining what is appropriate NC objects is made through the use of task functions. These functions used by SEQTSK1 and SEQTSK2.
See NCPS Variable Definitions for programming variables.
The result of 'Develop Tooling Motions' is an expanded sequence with more objects in the appropriate locations in the sequence. Usually this can be seen by the index lines developed between each of the cut blocks.