The simulation process can be started by one of the buttons in the next list. The last three buttons start the fast simulation i.e. the screen will be updated once, after the last command run and the simulation model formed. Other buttons start the step-by-step simulation, i.e. the graphical view will be updated over and over again depends on the tool movement method.
- – simulates the node before current ones. The screen updating depends on the tool movement method;
- – stops the simulation process;
- – runs the simulation of the current node. The process is stopped after the next node is arrived;
- – runs the step-by-step simulation from the current node to the end of list. The screen updating depends on the tool movement method;
- – runs the fast simulation of the selected operation (tool path node). All CLDATA commands inside the selected node are run. The process stopped then the sibling node is arrived. The screen update is performed once after simulation;
- – runs the fast simulation from the first operation until the current node. The screen update is performed once after simulation;
- – runs the fast simulation of the full operations list. All commands run independently of the current node. The screen update is performed once after simulation;
Note: If you need simulate only some part of machining (some operation) you can go to to this operation (or some command of this operation at CL-DATA view )and press button for prepare wokpiece for this operation. Then you can use <Smooth> or <By-block> simulate. – use for simulate all operations at once. The screen update is performed once after simulation;
While simulating a machining one can choose one of two available modes: <Smooth> or <By block>.
- If <By block> is selected (unchecked option), then the tool will move block-by-block, with drawing at intermediate points only.
- When the <Smooth> method is selected (checked option), the tool will move smoothly with constant speed. In this mode, the user can control the visual speed of the tool by altering the tool speed slide. The far left position is the slowest movement speed, the far right – the fastest.
Changing the method and movement speed is possible during the simulation process.
Controlling simulation process