This general introduction of the subject of macros, found in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems, will make readers aware of what macros are, how to develop them, and how to use them effectively. It also explores important related subjects and identifies several other helpful topics in CNC.
An invaluable companion to the author's best selling CNC Programming Handbook, this book is a general introduction to the subject of macros (known as Custom Macros or User Macros). Its purpose is to make you aware of what macros are, how to develop them, and how to use them effectively. It also explores important related subjects and identifies several other helpful topics in this increasingly important and exciting field of CNC programming. Offers many practical do's and don'ts while covering all the popular Fanuc control systems exclusively. Provides the basis for exploring in great depth the extremely wide and rich field of programming tools that macros are. Numerous examples and sample programs are used throughout that serve as practical applications of the techniques presented and as the basis of ready-to-run macro programs. Includes a CD containing all of the sample programs.
Smid is a professional consultant, educator, and speaker, and has many years of practical, hands-on experience with CNC and CAD/CAM applications on all levels.
Chapter 1: Fanuc MacrosChapter 2: Basic Program CodesChapter 3: Review of SubprogramsChapter 4: System ParametersChapter 5: Data SettingChapter 6: Macro StructureChapter 7: Concept of VariablesChapter 8: Assigning VariablesChapter 9: Macro FunctionsChapter 10: System VariablesChapter 11: Tool Offset VariablesChapter 12: Modal DataChapter 13: Branches and LoopsChapter 14: Alarms and TimersChapter 15: Axis Position DataChapter 16: Auto Mode OperationsChapter 17: Editing MacrosChapter 18: Parametric ProgrammingChapter 19: Family of Similar PartsChapter 20: Macros for MachiningChapter 21: Custom CyclesChapter 22: External OutputChapter 23: Probing with MacrosChapter 24: Additional ResourcesChapter 25: Macro Course OutlineIndexWhat''s on the CD?
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