Machining simulation mode allows the user to obtain an image of the model being machined during the machining process. This allows the user to visually check the machining quality, analyze the presence of any rest material and over-cuts.
When the simulation window is opened, the system automatically creates the workpiece model for machining. If the window is reopened, the model being machined will not change. This means that the simulation results will be saved, and machining simulation can be continued.
The initial workpiece for simulation is always one specified in the root node of the machining tree. A continuous simulation of machining will modify the form of that workpiece.
However, pressing one of the buttons will load the workpiece from the nearest operation. So the result may differ from that achieved after a continuous simulation from the very beginning if one or more operations override the default workpiece – the machining result of a previous operation (i.e. use a different workpiece).
Notice: Often projects developed in earlier versions of the system do not contain information to reconstruct the workpiece transmission chain or the workpiece for entire operation sequence can not be determined. In those cases simulation may look strange. To settle the problem we advise you to activate the first operation of machining sequence, press the button to load the initial workpiece than run smooth machining simulation.
To drop the simulation results, one should press the button. When pressed, the workpiece will be reinitialized according to the parameters defined in the root node of the machining tree.