PT4 DXF Converter User`s Manual

PT4 DXF Converter User`s Manual
The ProtoTRAK Parasolid
Converter Operating Manual
Document: P/N 28070
Version:
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Parasolid for Mills
Compatible with offline and
SMX ProtoTRAK Control models
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Table of Contents
ProtoTRAK Parasolid Converter Operating Manual
1.0 Introduction
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2.0 Installing and Activating Parasolid Software
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3.0 Using the Parasolid Converter for Mills
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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
2.1
2.2
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Parasolid Versions
Parasolid Extensions
Mouse Required
Virus Protection
Microsoft Updates
Installing
Activating
Opening a PARASOLID Program
Status Lines
Set Z Defaults
Orientating the Part
Set Program Absolute Zero
Editing the Drawing
Converting Geometry into a ProtoTRAK Part Program
Sample Exercise for Milling PARASOLID
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1.0
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the ProtoTRAK Parasolid Converter software. In order to avoid
repetition, this manual assumes you have basic proficiency with programming a ProtoTRAK CNC.
With the ProtoTRAK Parasolid converter, you may quickly and easily create ProtoTRAK part programs
using the data stored in a Parasolid file.
With the ProtoTRAK Parasolid Converter, you are in complete control of the creation of your 2D or 2 ½
D part program. You pick the order of events and the direction you want to machine in an easy,
interactive process. The coordinates are loaded into to the part program in the way you direct, leaving
you the minimal task of adding the non-dimensional information in the prompted ProtoTRAK format.
1.1 Parasolid Versions
The ProtoTRAK Parasolid converter is only available for use with the ProtoTRAK SMX
control used on mills. Its part number is PARASOL-MILL.
1.2 Parasolid Extension
Parasolid is a solid model file format owned by Siemens. Most solid graphical CAD systems
can output as a Parasolid file. The standard program or file extension and the one that must
be used with the ProtoTRAK is .X_T.
1.3 Mouse Required
You may run the Parasolid Converter on either the ProtoTRAK CNC or the ProtoTRAK Offline
system (depending on which system you bought it for). If you run the converter on the
ProtoTRAK CNC, you must have a mouse (or other pointing device) plugged into the mouse
port or USB port, depending on the model of control. For ProtoTRAK controls that have USB
drives available, a USB mouse should be recognized immediately after plugging in. But for the
models that have the PS2 mouse port, if you didn’t have the mouse plugged in at the time the
ProtoTRAK was turned on, you must turn off the ProtoTRAK, plug in the mouse and then turn
the system back on.
When running the Parasolid Converter on the ProtoTRAK CNC, a keyboard may be used but it is
not necessary. You can use the front panel keys on the control pendant to input any data
necessary throughout all the operations of the Parasolid Converter.
1.4 Virus Protection
As a device, ProtoTRAK CNCs are not generally susceptible to viral infections. The part
“programs” they run are non-executable text files. You can further assure protection by avoiding
e-mail programs and web browser programs loaded onto the ProtoTRAK and by using a router
with a firewall. An anti-virus program is not necessary since the virus risk is low, and is not
recommended because the background tasks may cause damage by interfering with ProtoTRAK
real-time operation.
1.5 Microsoft Updates
Please note that the ProtoTRAK control is not designed to be automatically downloading updates
from Microsoft, or for that matter any 3rd party software. There is only a limited amount of free
space on the compact flash card, and downloading files to it until it is full may result in the
ProtoTRAK to stop working properly.
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Also note, that administrators must exclude the ProtoTRAK from programs such as Windows
Server Update Service, where the software will automatically try to download updates to the
control.
2.0
Installing and Activating Parasolid
The Parasolid Converter is optional software that must be purchased from Southwestern
Industries. If you purchased this option with your machine or control, the software should
already be installed and activated. If this is the case, you may skip the rest of this section.
You can tell if your converter is activated by looking at the data in Service Code 318 (Service
Codes are found in the Set Up Mode). Service code 318 will display a list of all available
converters. Active converters are displayed in black letters; inactive converters are displayed in
gray letters. If the Parasolid Converter is not on the list at all, call the Southwestern Industries’
Service Department.
If you purchased your Parasolid Converter separately from your machine or Offline System, you
may have to install software first and then activate the option.
2.1 Installing the Parasolid Software
For ProtoTRAK SMX Pendants:
Please note that prior to downloading the Parasolid software, you may also need to download the
latest master version of software. Go to service code 33 to see what version of master software
is loaded on your control. You must have a 5.0 or later version loaded before you can download
the Parasolid software. Please go to our website to find this latest software as instructed below.
To download the Parasolid software via a USB flash drive, or to obtain the latest version of any
Parasolid software version, visit our website at www.southwesternindustries.com, go to the
Software Downloads section and follow the instructions in order to download the latest software
to your ProtoTRAK control.
To install, place the correct software on a USB device and plug into a USB port on the pendant.
Press the SYS key, and then press the Update Options softkey to begin the process of loading the
new software.
For ProtoTRAK Offline: The Parasolid software option will need to be downloaded separately
from the offline software. You can download the latest version of offline software at
www.southwesternindustries.com.
2.2 Activating Parasolid
After the software is loaded, you must activate the key (our way of controlling the use of the
software) with the following procedure:
1. On your ProtoTRAK control, go to Service Code 318 Activate Converter (Service Codes are
found in the Set Up Mode). Here you should see all active and inactive converters. Inactive
converters will be listed in Gray. If the Parasolid Converter is not grayed out (i.e., it is black)
it is already activated. Skip the rest of this section and go to 3.0 Loading a Parasolid part
program.
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2. Data Forward to the grayed out PARASOLID Converter option and press Install.
3. A different screen will appear on which you will see a Hardware Key serial number, a
Converter Serial and a phone number to contact SWI Customer Support. You will also see a
blank field labeled “Activation Password”. If you already have your activation password,
enter that in now and press Inc Set or Abs Set.
4. If you do not already have the activation password, write down the Hardware Key and
Converter serial numbers shown on the screen and call SWI Customer Support. After taking
the serial numbers, SWI Customer Support will give you your password. Please note, this
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option is not free. If you have not placed an order for the DXF Converter, you will need to
do so before we can give you the activation password.
5. After the password is entered, the Parasolid Converter is ready for use.
3.0 Creating a ProtoTRAK Program Using
the Parasolid Converter
Creating a ProtoTRAK .PT4 program from a .X_T Parasolid is very straight forward. If
you are already familiar with the ProtoTRAK DXF converter you will find Parasolid very
easy.
3.1 Opening a Parasolid Part Program
The Parasolid Converter is launched automatically when you open a Parasolid file
with a .X_T extension.
The following screen will be diplaysed when you open a file.
3.2 Status Line
The first line:
SOLID: indicates you are programming with the Parasolid Converter
P/N: shows the opened part number
AXIS: indicates 2 axis or 3 axis programming
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EVENT: click to display a drop down box for programming non dimensional
information in the events
INCH: indicates if dimensions are in inches or mm.
The second line:
Select: click to enable line, point or surface selecting selecting. Turns off Pan,
Zoom and Rotate: You may often be able to select even if this key is not active.
Pan: click to enable panning left, right, up or down. Left click and hold mouse to
pan.
Drag Zoom: click to enable drag zoom in and out. Left click and hold mouse to
zoom.
Box Zoom: click to enable box zoom. Left click and hold mouse at one location
then move pointer diagonally and release to define area to be enlarged.
Rotate: click to enable rotation of part. Left click and hold then move mouse to
rotate and release to stop rotation.
Fit: click to resize the part within the display area.
Solid/Wire: Press once to show solid only, again to show wire-frame only and
again to show both (the default and generally best display)
Face View: Press to show face view. This will show the view as defined in the
Parasolid until you have defined the top view in 3.4.
Set Z: defines the Z defaults – see section 3.3
Undo: undoes one mouse click
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3.3 Set Z Defaults
Click on Set Z to call the following drop down box.
The data within the Parasolid knows the depth of every hole and surface. However, this
is often not the depth you want your tool to go to. As you program the part you can
choose whether you want the depth of the tool to be the same as the surface you choose
or adjusted by the defaults you input in the Set Z drop down box.
Z Rapid: is the rapid to feed transition distance above the surface to be machined
Thru Mill Depth: is the distance (generally deeper and therefore minus) from the final
depth surface. This is typical when machining a little below the bottom of a part when
cutting around the part perimeter or through the part profile.
Thru Drill Depth: is the distance (generally deeper and therefore minus) from the final
depth surface plus the Z dimension of the drill conical point. This is automatically
calculated because the Parasolid knows the hole diameter and assumes a 118° point drill.
Click Set Z a second time to remove the drop down box.
3.4 Orientating the Part
From the screen in section 3.1 the Parasolid Converter is asking you to select which
side is up on the part you are programming. Nearly always just select A, rotate the
part to identify the up surface, click on that surface and click OK. Occasionally the up
surface will be sloped (and therefore not perpendicular to Z) so click on B, rotate the
part to find a vertical surface (a side or side of a hole), click on it and click OK.
Next, click TRANS AXIS (Translate Axis) one or more times to orientate the part to
define positive X and Y. Click OK when satisfied. This is now your face view.
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3.5 Setting Program Absolute Zero
3.5.1 Z Absolute Zero
When the part is properly oriented, the Parasolid Converter will ask you to set the part
absolute zero. Rotate the part if necessary to show the Z absolute 0 (for example turn it
over if the bottom of the part is your zero), click on the surface and click OK.
Notice the system is now in its two dimensional DXF format. This allows for much
simpler selecting and programming.
The screen now shows:
3.5.2
Choice A: An Intersection
This allows you to use intersecting points, like corners, as the absolute zero reference.
The intersecting points can be taken from two lines, two arcs, or a combination of a line
and an arc. Circles cannot be used with this choice.
To make an intersection the absolute reference, select choice A, then click on the two
pieces of geometry that will intersect at the point you want to use. After you click on the
second piece of geometry, a red mark will appear to show you where the absolute zero is
now set.
This choice also allows the use of the intersection of two lines that meet off of the given
geometry. If this is the case, you will not be able to see the red mark where the new
absolute zero reference is set.
3.5.3
Choice B: An End Point
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This allows you to the use an end point of a line or an arc. Click on a line or arc close to
the end point to be used as the absolute zero reference. Circles cannot be used with this
choice.
3.5.4
Choice C: An Arc Center
This allows you to use the center of an arc or circle as the absolute reference point by
simply clicking on an arc or circle.
Also notice the second status line choices have been modified as is appropriate for the 2D DXF format.
3.6 Editing the Drawing
Sometimes the lines of the drawing aren’t exactly what you need to machine. For example,
you may want to add a ramp at the beginning or end of a profile. You can easily add lines to
the print using the Add Line and New Point feature. Once these lines are added, they may be
programmed in exactly the same way as the other features of your part.
Add Line: Creates a line between existing beginning or end points of a line or arc. Click on
one line or arc at a place nearest to the point to want to use. A red X will confirm the point
that is selected. Next, click on another line or arc. The DXF will add a new line between
these points you designated. To remove the line immediately after it is drawn, click the Undo
button.
New Point: Creates a line between an existing beginning or end point on the drawing, and a
new point you establish by clicking the mouse. Click on one line or arc at a place nearest to
the point to want to use. A red X will confirm the point that is selected. Next, click wherever
you want the line to end. The DXF will add a new line between these points you designated.
To remove the line immediately after it is drawn, click the Undo button.
Hide Line: Click hide line then click on an unwanted line to hide it. Click UNDO to bring it
back.
Break Geom: Allows intersecting lines to be broken into separate line segments. Click on
one segment of one of the lines and then on one segment on the other line. Click on UNDO
to unsegmentize the lines.
Inquire Geom: Click key then click any line, arc or circle. When clicking a circle the
diameter will be shown beside the X and Y pointer location position under the part. Click line
again to un-highlight. This feature may be useful to determine if you need to break geometry
apart to create your part.
Press or click CONTINUE when editing is complete.
Note – if you continue and go to the next screen and begin to program you part and you
realize you need to make an edit, you can go back to this screen by pressing the BACK button
and edit without losing your program.
3.7 Converting Geometry into a ProtoTRAK Part Program
Now that the ProtoTRAK Parasolid Converter has the geometry, absolute reference and proper
edits for the part, programming is just a matter of selecting the events. With the ProtoTRAK
Parasolid Converter, you have total control over how the part is made - just like regular
ProtoTRAK programming.
3.7.1 The basic steps are:
1. Pick the event type.
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2. Pick the geometry on the drawing (go to the solid if you want a better representation
of the part). The X and Y dimensions will be into the event type you choose.
3. Click to show the drop down event. Click on the Z RAPID, click View Solid in the
second status line, click on the surface that Z Rapid is measured from and click WITH
OFFSET to load the appropriate value for Z RAPID.
4. Click on Z END (if not already highlighted), click View Solid, click on the surface that
is the same as Z END and click WITH OFFSET (for through events) or NO OFFSET
(for exact depths). See note below for countersinks.
5. Fill in the rest of the prompts to complete the event.
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6. Click EVENT to go back to the Select Event screen.
7. Repeat 1 through 5 for all geometry and events.
8. Click END SOLID when complete.
Countersink Note: For Z end on a countersink, zoom in and click the conical sloped
surface. The parasolid knows the diameter and slope angle of the surface and will
automatically calculate and load the proper Z dimension for the countersink point into the
Z END prompt.
3.7.2
Event Types
Drill. Allows the conversion of any circle into a Drill event. All the same sized drills
should be picked at the same time.
Mill. Allows the conversion of any straight line into a Mill event. Click on the end of the
line where you want to establish the beginning point (X Beg, Y Beg).
Arc. Allows the conversion of any arc in the drawing into an Arc event. Click on the
end on the arc where you want to establish the beginning point (X Beg, Y Beg).
Profile. Allows the conversion of any connecting lines and arcs into a Profile event.
When selecting a profile event, the first line clicked determines where the profile
starts and the second line clicked determines the direction of the profile. Each line or
arc segment in the profile must be connected to each other but the profile may be
open-ended.
Pocket. Allows the conversion of any connecting lines and arcs into a Pocket event.
When selecting a pocket event, the first two lines clicked determine the direction of
the Pocket (Clockwise or Counterclockwise). Pocket segment geometry must be
connected to each other and must be closed – it needs to end where it began.
Tap. Allows the conversion of any circle into a Tap event. It should be noted that you
cannot click on the Solid to fill in the Z END information. This prompt must be entered
manually.
3.7.3
Event Groups
You create event groups out of items on the drawing that you want to machine the same
way. Click on an event and then click all the similar pieces of geometry. When you
press the Event key, the Parasolid Converter will automatically fill in the data in all the
events in the event group by using the data you enter in the first event of an event
group.
For example, say you have 5 holes to drill that are all the same size. To program these,
select Drill and click on each of the five circles on the drawing that represent the drill
locations. By doing this, you have created an event group made up of these five drill
events. Now click on the Event button. The screen will change to show the prompts for
the first event of this event group. When you fill in the blank prompts (the X and Y data
is already there for you), the data you fill in will automatically be inserted into the other
four events in the event group.
You can tell you are selecting items for the same event group by the color. When each
item is selected, it turns purple.
If you want to separate event groups, simply select a different event between them. The
other way to signal that you have finished selecting items for the event group is to click
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on the Event button. When you do either of these things, the items will go from purple
to blue, showing that you are no longer picking items for the event group.
Continuing with the example above, say that you want to counterbore the same five
locations. The locations are the same, but you want to use a different tool, different
RPMs and different Z dimensions. Therefore, you will establish a different event group.
After you establish the first event group you can either click the Event button and
program the data for the first group, click on the drill softkey again, or click on
something other than Drill, and then select Drill again. You will now be working on a
new event group.
3.7.4
Chaining
Chaining is a powerful feature of the Parasolid Converter that enables you to program
pockets and profiles quickly and easily. You will be asked if you want to chain when you
select Pocket or Profile. To use chaining select Yes, then click on the first line in the
pocket or profile. The first line you select will determine where the ProtoTRAK begins to
machine. You will then be prompted to continue. This second line tells the ProtoTRAK
which direction to go.
Once the chaining begins, it will continue in the direction you choose until it encounters
one of the following:
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An end point that is the same as the beginning of the profile or pocket event. This
signals the completion of an enclosed shape.
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An intersection or branch that requires a decision from you. If this is encountered,
the system will prompt you to select the direction by clicking the next line or arc
segment you want included in the pocket or profile.
3.7.5
Color Schemes and Status Flags
Through out the conversion process on the 2D DXF presentation the geometry changes
colors from white, to purple, to blue to green.
White – Geometry not yet associated with any ProtoTRAK event.
Purple - Geometry has been associated with a ProtoTRAK event; the event type is still
current and the Undo feature active for that event.
Blue - Geometry has been associated with a ProtoTRAK event; the event type is no
longer current (you changed event types) or the Event button has been pressed.
Additional information needs to be entered before the event is complete.
Undo feature does not work on the event.
Green - The event has been completely defined, no further input is needed.
When you click on the Event button to enter data necessary to complete an event, you
will notice the “Not OK” flag at the top right hand corner. Once the event definition is
complete, the flag changes to “OK”. The part program will not run unless all events are
OK.
3.7.6
Completing the Event
Once you choose the event type and then click on the features on the print, there are
two ways to fill in the rest of the information like feed rates and tool numbers:
1. While still in the Converter, click on Event.
2. End the Parasolid Converter and go into Program mode.
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Both ways provide you with the familiar, prompted interface of the ProtoTRAK, but we
recommend that you choose the first way – stay in the Parasolid Converter and click the
Event button.
We have two reasons for this recommendation. First, we have noticed that when we use
the Parasolid Converter with large programs, we find that answering the prompts right
away makes it a bit easier to keep things straight. Defining the event in its entirety
before moving to the next event makes it unnecessary to remember event numbers later
on.
The second reason is that using the Parasolid Converter allows you to establish event
groups (event groups are described above). Event groups make it easy to program like
pieces of geometry. For example, say you wanted to machine five holes the same size.
Within the Parasolid Converter you would select Drill, then select each of the holes to
add them to your event group. Then you would click on Event and fill in the prompts.
The information that you put in the prompts for the first of the Drill events would be
copied to the rest of the events in the event group. In contrast, if you end the Parasolid
Converter and go to the Program Mode to fill in the prompts, you would have to fill in the
same information for every drill event.
3.8 Sample Exercise
This exercise programs the part shown in this manual using the ProtoTRAK Parasolid
Converter. Plug a mouse into your ProtoTRAK and follow the steps below.
1. Open part number 15974 mod.X_T located in the X_T Sample program folder on the
C drive of the ProtoTRAK.
2. Click A.
3. Rotate part to show side with 4 counterbored holes.
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Click on top surface with the counterbored holes to declare it is up.
Click OK.
Click TRANS AXES 3 times to orientate part as shown in the figure above.
Click OK.
Click on the top surface to set Z absolute zero.
Click OK. Screen shifts to 2D DXF format.
Click C.
Click on either large circle line. Notice a red box at center of large circles. This is
the X and Y absolute zero.
Click CONTINUE.
Click NEW POINT.
Click near bottom of line marked A, then drag a line down to form a ramp on move
for machining the perimeter as shown in the figure above.
Click near the left side of line marked B, then drag a line to the left to form a ramp
off move for machining the perimeter as shown in the figure above.
Click CONTINUE.
Click PROFILE to mill around the outer perimeter.
Click YES to chain.
Click the ramp on line created in step 14, then click the vertical line above it marked
A above. The center profile should now be purple.
Click EVENT to activate the drop down event box.
Press DATA FWD button to get to the Z RAPID prompt.
Click View Solid key in second status line.
Click the top surface as the reference from which Z RAPID is measured.
Click WITH OFFSET. The display goes back to the event screen and Z rapid is
0.1000 abs (our Set Z default).
Click View Solid again.
Rotate the part to show the bottom of the part.
Click the bottom surface.
Click WITH OFFSET because we want to machine a little lower than the bottom.
Load in rest of the event information as you would in ProtoTRAK programming. Use
tool offset – LEFT and Tool 1.
Click EVENT to eliminate the drop down box.
Click POCKET.
Click YES to chain.
Click a line and an adjacent arc in the oval pocket.
Click EVENT drop down box.
Press DATA FWD button to get to the Z RAPID prompt.
Click View Solid, rotate to see the top of the part.
Click the top surface and click WITH OFFSET.
Click View Solid.
Click the bottom surface of the pocket (zoom if you need to) and click NO OFFSET
because this is the exact depth that you want.
Load in the rest of the event information and use Tool 1.
Click EVENT to retract box.
Click POCKET, and NO to chain.
Click the larger circle around X/Y abs zero.
Click EVENT.
Data forward to the Z RAPID prompt and just input 0.1000 because you know where
the top of the part is.
Click View Solid and zoom in a bit.
Click the surface that is at the bottom of the larger circle which is the same as top of
the 3 countersink holes, then click NO OFFSET.
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48. Load in the rest of the event information and use Tool 1. Notice the radius was input
automatically because the Parasolid model knows this.
49. Click EVENT to retract the box.
50. Click PROFILE and NO to chain.
51. Click the smaller through hole around X/Y abs zero.
52. Click EVENT.
53. Press DATA FWD button to get to the Z RAPID prompt.
54. Click View Solid, click on the surface at the top of the 3 countersink holes and click
WITH OFFSET.
55. Click View Solid, rotate the part to see the bottom, click on the bottom surface and
click WITH OFFSET to go a little deeper.
56. Load in the rest of the event information and use Tool 1.
57. Click EVENT to retract the box.
58. Click DRILL.
59. Click the 3 inner circles in a bolt hole pattern around X/Y abs zero that represents the
drilled holes.
60. Click EVENT and then input 1, SET for drill.
61. Press DATA FWD button to get to the Z RAPID prompt.
62. Click View Solid, click on the top surface of the holes/countersink and click WITH
OFFSET.
63. Click View Solid again, rotate to see the bottom, click on the bottom and click WITH
OFFSET to drill through the 0.030” offset plus the drill point length. Notice the total
depth of the drill point is -1.1231 in a 1” plate.
64. Load in the rest of the event information and use Tool 2.
65. Click EVENT to retract the box.
66. Click DRILL.
67. Click the 3 outer circles in the bolt hole pattern around X/Y abs zero that represent
the countersink holes.
68. Click EVENT and input 1, SET for drill.
69. Press DATA FWD button to get to the Z RAPID prompt and View Solid.
70. Click the top surface of the countersink and click WITH OFFSET.
71. Click View Solid again, click on the sloped conical surface of one of the countersinks ,
as shown below, and click NO OFFSET. Notice the Z END dimension is where the tip
of the countersink must go.
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72. Load in the rest of the event information and use Tool 3.
I’ll bet you have a good feel for this by now. Finish up the part by drilling and then
counterboring (perhaps with a circle profile) the four holes.
When finished, click END SOLID to create a normal ProtoTRAK.PT4 program that you can
run or edit as any other.
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