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PlotItem Command
PlotItem command causes the machine to follow the selected items.

The PlotItem command will cause the machine to follow the selected graphic items.

The items are followed in the order in which they have been selected.

Sidebar Menu for Spindle Type Machines

The Item Count text box displays the number of graphic items selected.

The Execute button will cause the machine to follow the tool path described by the items selected.

The Peck check if on will cause the items selected to be cut progressively deeper until the cut depth reaches the final cut depth.

The Altitude text box displays the distance above the material that rapid travel moves will occur.

The Surface text box has the current coordinates for the material surface.

The Depth text box has the distance below the surface of the material the tool will be driven on single pass cuts.

The Incr check determines if the tool path will will make multiple passes or not. If it is checked on the machine will make multiple passes until it reaches the final cut depth.

The Final Cut text box displays the final cut depth below the surface of the material to be reached by a multiple pass cut.

The Incr Cut text box displays the increment of cut taken to reach the final cut depth.

The Apply button will apply changes made to the text boxes.

The Exit button will terminate the command.

The ZMax check if on will cause the Z axis to be moved automatically at the end of executing the tool path to the maximum coordinate position for the Z axis.

The ZMax button will cause the Z axis to be move to the maximum coordinate position.

The Move To button will move the machine carriage to a position specified either by a mouse click in the graphics area or coordinates entered on the keyboard.

The SetMSurf button will prompt for the coordinate of the surface of the material to be set.

The Z Up button will move the Z axis to the coordinate where rapid travels will occur. This is the surface plus the altitude parameter.

The Z Surface button will move the Z axis to the coordinate of the surface of the material.

The SetXYLoc button will prompt for a new coordinate set for the X and Y axis of the machine. This can be specified either by a mouse click in the graphics area or coordinates entered on the keyboard.

The XYtoZero button will move both the X and Y axis to zero(0).

Sidebar Menu for XY Torch Machines

The Item Count text box displays the number of graphic items selected.

The Execute button will cause the machine to follow the tool path described by the items selected.

The Exit button will terminate the command.

The Move To button will move the machine carriage to a position specified either by a mouse click in the graphics area or coordinates entered on the keyboard.

The SetXYLoc button will prompt for a new coordinate set for the X and Y axis of the machine. This can be specified either by a mouse click in the graphics area or coordinates entered on the keyboard.

The XYtoZero button will move both the X and Y axis to zero(0).



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