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ContentsLicense agreement Getting started Tutorial 1 Tutorial 2 Tutorial 3 Tutorial 4 Tutorial 5 Tutorial 6 Customizing CAPSturn Tutorial 7 Tutorial 8 Tutorial 9 37 40 41 1 2 4 11 21 27 31 33
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Getting startedLearn how to use the programThrough Tutorials The tutorials teach you how to use the program to generate NC programs and related documents. The tutorials can be accessed through the Start menu (Start > Programs > Cadem) or from the Help menu. Completing all the tutorials typically takes 1 day.
You can also try to bypass the tutorials and start using the program through the Wizard interface, icon. The wizard guides you through the steps involved, and you can start invoked through the making your own programs within 1 hour of installing the program.
On your own
CAPSturn is shipped with pre-made sample jobs. You can open these and view the tool path simulation, generate NC programs or cycle times, etc.
Before starting to seriously use the outputs, you must first customize it to suit your requirement. If you are evaluating the program and do not intend to use its output to cut parts, this step is not required.
Posts may need to be configured so that the NC programs generated conform to your programming practices and the format acceptable by your machines. This program is shipped with a number of posts for popular controllers. These must be tweaked to include your machine data and codes. This is easy to do. You can do this yourself, or contact us or our resellers for help in making the posts.
When you want to generate outputs from the program, you must first select the machine from a list. You must customize this list so that only your machines appear in it.
Tools and FS databaseThe database has a large collection of tools. You can customize the list add any tools you use, or delete tools that you do not require. Cutting parameters in the database may not be what you normally use. You might wish to modify them to suit your requirement.
You can either use the Wizard or the regular interface. The Wizard is easier to use, but does not have some advanced features like Single motions and Subprograms. We recommend that you use the wizard initially, but switch over to the regular interface once you are proficient in the use of the program.
Tutorials in mm Tutorial 1
This tutorial shows Creating part and blank shapes Rough and finish turning Viewing tool path. Generating shop documents. Part drawing
Start a new jobIf you have just started CAPSturn, Select Create a new part in the startup dialog box and click on OK. If you have already started CAPSturn, select File New
Work setupThe Work setup dialog box appears automatically when you start a new part. Setup data 1 Select mm for Units, select any Work piece material, and enter this data, leaving the rest unaltered: Jaw position absolute Z = -210 Clearance Z = 5 Clearance OD = 200 Setup data 2 Leave the default data unaltered. Documentation Click on the Documentation tab and enter suitable data. All the data except the Remarks will appear in the NC program and other documents like the cycle time sheet. You can omit any or all it. Anything that you do not enter appears as a blank in the documents. Click on OK to exit from the Work setup dialog box.
Save the File Select File Save. Enter the File name as Shaft. The file will now be saved as Shaft.CPT.
Values can be entered as fractions. E.g., 7.5 can be entered as 7+1/2..
Click on the Geometry button at the bottom left of the screen.
Draw the part Select Draw Quick shaft. At the prompt Specify the start point enter 0,0 and press Enter. At the prompt Select the direction click on the arrow pointing vertically up. At the prompt Specify X coordinate enter 60 and press Enter. At the prompt Specify Z coordinate enter 80 and press Enter. Enter the following co-ordinates in sequence: 120 -110 180 -200 Click the right mouse button and then select Done.
Define the partThrough this step you are telling CAPSturn This set of lines is the part. Select Draw Define Part. At the prompt Select the first object click on the line shown. Click on Yes at the prompt Create part shape?
Define the blank Select Draw Define Blank. Enter the following data and click on OK: Length = 240 Diameter = 184 Start Z = 5
If the blank shape is a complex shape and not a plain cylinder, Draw its shape. In the blank definition screen click on Select contour and then select the contour. Through this step you are telling CAPSturn This set of lines is the blank.
Machining Click on the Machining button at the bottom left of the screen.
We will now do the following machining operations: Rough facing using the Plain face operation Rough turning using the Contour turn operation Finish facing using the Finish face operation Finish turning using the Finish turn operation
To perform a machining operation in CAPSturn: Select the operation Select the tool Select the area to be machined Specify the machining parameters You will find this sequence of steps repeated for every operation.
Rough facing Select the operation Select Machining Turning Plain face Select the tool Click on New tool. Click on OK to accept the default tool that CAPSturn has already selected. Select the area to be machined When you are prompted for the Start X and End X click on the points shown, on the BLANK. Specify the machining parameters, and in the operation dialog box click on OK to accept the default data.
Rough turning Select Machining Turning Contour turn. In the Select an existing tool / new tool dialog box click on the tool selected earlier for facing and click on OK. When you are prompted for the Start point and End point of machining click on the points shown, on the PART. In the operation dialog box click on OK to accept the default data.
Finish facing Select Machining Turning Finish face. Click on New tool. Click on OK to accept the default tool that has been selected. For the Start point and End point of machining click on the points shown, on the PART. Enter this data in the operation dialog box, leaving the rest unaltered. Overshoot X = -0.5. This is 25 % more than the tool nose radius.
Finish turning Select Machining Turning Finish turn. In the Select an existing tool / new tool dialog box click on the tool selected earlier for finish facing and click on OK. For the Start point and End point of machining click on the points shown, o