Independent CNC Programmer Presentation of WE-CIM Macros
Macros are used to make a sequenceof computing instructions available tothe programmer as a single programstatement, making the programmingtask less tedious and less error-prone.
Examples of macros:Creating patterns of part familyAutomating clamp locationAdding special functions to a group of punch hitsPunching a profile with only select toolsSpecial shape tool placementInput information to use machine canned cycles
Family of parts macroThe macro panel is shown below that would need to be filled out for each sizevariation of the part. Length: finished length of the part Width: finished width of the part Profile or Square: based on material too size or part tabbed in Left, Right, Top & Bottom: based on trim or part is tabbed inThe following slide are examples of different sizes created from this macro
Independent CNC Programmerhttp://www.independentcnc.com/ My mission is to share CNC programming innovations for a lifetime.