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SHAPE 2000

Operating Manual

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Shape 2000

ADMINISTRATION

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AUSTRALIA

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Shape 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................................1-1
Machine instruction codes .......................................................................................................................................1-2
G codes..................................................................................................................................................................1-2
M codes..................................................................................................................................................................1-3
T codes ..................................................................................................................................................................1-4
F codes ..................................................................................................................................................................1-5
2. INSTALL SHAPE 2000............................................................................................................................................2-1
Insert installation CD.................................................................................................................................................2-1
Find the serial Number........................................................................................................................................2-1
Select Install..........................................................................................................................................................2-2
Upgrade procedure ...................................................................................................................................................2-3
Backup existing folders/files ...............................................................................................................................2-3
Uninstall existing Shape software......................................................................................................................2-5
Relaunch installation CD.....................................................................................................................................2-6
Installation...................................................................................................................................................................2-7
Install Shape..........................................................................................................................................................2-7
Setup DAO ............................................................................................................................................................2-9
Run Shape 2000.................................................................................................................................................2-11
Move backed up folders/files into the Shape 2000 directory............................................................................2-12
Install Dongle...........................................................................................................................................................2-13
3. SCREEN OVERVIEW ..............................................................................................................................................3-1
Menu dropdowns & corresponding icon displays.................................................................................................3-2
File ..........................................................................................................................................................................3-2
Settings ..................................................................................................................................................................3-3
Figure.....................................................................................................................................................................3-4
Nest ........................................................................................................................................................................3-6
Geometry...............................................................................................................................................................3-7
View........................................................................................................................................................................3-8
Autonesting............................................................................................................................................................3-9
Graphic display........................................................................................................................................................3-10
4. ICON OVERVIEW .....................................................................................................................................................4-1
Mouse and cursor conventions ...............................................................................................................................4-2
F (Figure)....................................................................................................................................................................4-3
Basic icon functions ..................................................................................................................................................4-4
New Figure ............................................................................................................................................................4-4
New Contour.........................................................................................................................................................4-5
Draw Line...............................................................................................................................................................4-6
Draw Rectangle ....................................................................................................................................................4-7
Draw Circle............................................................................................................................................................4-8
Draw Spline...........................................................................................................................................................4-9
Trace Geometry..................................................................................................................................................4-12
Reflect Part..........................................................................................................................................................4-14
Draw Arc ..............................................................................................................................................................4-15
Draw Camber......................................................................................................................................................4-17

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F (Figure) ..................................................................................................................................................................4-19
Modify Figure icon functions ..................................................................................................................................4-19
Append Line ........................................................................................................................................................4-19
Append Arc..........................................................................................................................................................4-20
Delete Segment..................................................................................................................................................4-21
Insert Line............................................................................................................................................................4-22
Insert Arc..............................................................................................................................................................4-23
Add Leadin..........................................................................................................................................................4-25
Leadin Corner.....................................................................................................................................................4-26
Leadin Mid Add...................................................................................................................................................4-28
Leadin Param......................................................................................................................................................4-30
Delete Leadin......................................................................................................................................................4-31
Join Segment......................................................................................................................................................4-32
Split Segment......................................................................................................................................................4-33
Reverse Direction...............................................................................................................................................4-34
Stitch Segment Cut............................................................................................................................................4-35
Delete Stitch........................................................................................................................................................4-36
F (Figure)..................................................................................................................................................................4-37
Hole Notch icon functions ......................................................................................................................................4-37
Single Hole ..........................................................................................................................................................4-37
Round Slot...........................................................................................................................................................4-39
Square Corner....................................................................................................................................................4-40
Round Corner......................................................................................................................................................4-42
Arc Corner ...........................................................................................................................................................4-43
Square Slot..........................................................................................................................................................4-44
Alter Leadin.........................................................................................................................................................4-45
Chamfer Corner..................................................................................................................................................4-46
Rect Notch...........................................................................................................................................................4-47
Vee Notch............................................................................................................................................................4-48
Linear Array.........................................................................................................................................................4-49
Circular Array ......................................................................................................................................................4-51
Loop Corner........................................................................................................................................................4-53
Delete Corner......................................................................................................................................................4-54
F (Figure)..................................................................................................................................................................4-55
Drill Dimension icon functions ...............................................................................................................................4-55
Drill Point..............................................................................................................................................................4-55
Rectangular Array ..............................................................................................................................................4-56
Linear Dim ...........................................................................................................................................................4-58
X-Y Dim................................................................................................................................................................4-59
Angle Dim ............................................................................................................................................................4-60
Circular Array ......................................................................................................................................................4-61
Move Drill.............................................................................................................................................................4-62
Radius Dim ..........................................................................................................................................................4-63
Diameter Dim ......................................................................................................................................................4-64
Delete Dim ...........................................................................................................................................................4-65
ReOrder Drills .....................................................................................................................................................4-66
Drill Operations ...................................................................................................................................................4-67
How to apply more than one set of operating parameters to a drill point..................................................4-68
DeleteAll Dim ......................................................................................................................................................4-69
Drill CutTool.........................................................................................................................................................4-70
How to apply drill dimensions to a drill tool....................................................................................................4-71
Grinding Tools.....................................................................................................................................................4-72

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-120 DeleteAll Geom..................................................................4-84 F (Figure).............................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-112 Bridge Cut.............................................................................................4-80 Text Param...................................................................................4-87 Add Nest......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-101 Restore Fig.............................................................................................................................................................4-97 Rings Array................................................................................................. 4-120 Delete Fig....................................................................................................................................... 4-106 Nest Report........................................................... 4-119 Open ........................................................................................................................................................4-90 Move Fig............................................4-83 Dot Marker................................................................................. 4-111 Flip Fig.....................................................................4-85 Delete Figure........ 4-122 Create points .................................................................................................................................. 4-116 Delete Fig...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4-76 Delete Text ................................................. 4-122 Cursor Position – point at cursor position....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4-96 Rect......................................................................................................................... 4-108 Change Sheet.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-110 Scale Fig......................................4-93 Split Fig......................................................4-89 Copy Fig.......................................................... 4-110 Expand Fig.. 4-119 Undo Geom .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-114 Common Cut......................................................................................................................................................................................................4-95 Combine Fig............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-121 G (Geometry) ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-123 Circle Center – center point of a circle.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4-87 Basic icons .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4-85 N (Nest)...........................................4-87 Add Figure...............................................................g file................................................................................................................................4-86 Basic icon functions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-115 Delete ComCut............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-109 N (Nest).......................................................4-81 Text Param................................................................................ 4-102 ReOrder Fig.................................... 4-104 Alter Traverse.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Array........................................................................................................................ 4-103 Auto ReOrder Fig...............................................4-91 Fast Move ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-107 View Parts... 4-105 Parts Parameters....................................... 4-118 Basic icon functions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................4-85 Misc icon functions ........................................................................................ 4-126 Shape 2000 SHAPE2000_O1  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 ................................................................ 4-107 Cut Simulation...................4-82 Dot Marker....................................................................................................................................................................... Shape 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS F (Figure)....................... 4-110 Miscellaneous icon functions.................................................................. 4-117 G (Geometry) .. 4-113 Delete Bridge.............................................4-99 Circular Array ........................................................................................................................................................................................ ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-122 Intersection – point at an intersection ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... – delete a figure............ 4-125 Delete Point..................................................... 4-124 Line DistPoint – point on a line at a distance to a point...............4-77 Move Text ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4-76 Text icon functions .....................................................4-76 Add Text .........4-78 Copy Text ..............................

......................................dxf .................................................................... 4-169 Plot Parts (print a hardcopy) ............................................................................................................. 4-153 Tangent PointInC .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-161 Open ............................................................ 4-166 Save to a ............................................................................................................. 4-127 Two Points – line through two points .................................................................................. 4-164 Save files .......................................... 4-158 Zoom In. 4-148 Tangent 2OutC – circle tangent to two outside circles...................................................................................................................................... 4-167 Save to an .................................................................................................................................. 4-165 Save to an ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-140 G (Geometry) ..................................................................................dxf file................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4-138 Tang Angle – line tangent to a circle at a given angle......................................................................................................................................... 4-161 Recent ............................................................................................................... 4-139 Delete Line........................... 4-169 Show Ruler (use to measure distances on screen)........................................................................................ 4-154 Define Arc............................................................................................................................................. 4-157 Zoom Extent.................... 4-132 Pt Angline – line through a point at an angle to a line................ 4-129 Pt Parallel – line through a point parallel to a line.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-168 Other icons .....................................n ................................................................................... through a point & of given radius ................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-141 Center Radius – circle using center and radius..................... 4-167 Save to a ..................................................................... 4-144 Tangent 3Lines – circle tangent to three lines............................................................................................................................ 4-151 Tangent LineC – circle of given size tangent to existing circle & line............................................................................................ 4-156 Zoom tools ...................................... 4-135 Bisect 2Lines – line bisecting two lines............................... 4-145 Rad Tang2Lines – circle tangent to 2 lines with given radius ................................................................................................................................................................................................... through a point & of a given radius ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4-136 Median Pts – line at median between two points .............. 4-162 Open ............................................ 4-131 Pt AngYaxis – line through a point at an angle to Y axis ....................... 4-150 Tangent OutInC – circle tangent to inside & outside circles................ 4-127 Pt Tangent – line through a point tangent to a circle................................. 4-160 Open files.......................................................................................... 4-146 Tangent RadiusPt – circle through a pt & tangent to a line.......................a......................... 4-128 Pt AngXaxis – line through a point at an angle to X axis ........................ 4-134 Offset Line – line offset from a line................. 4-155 Delete Circle.............. 4-137 Tang 2Circles – line tangent to two circles.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. through two pts.................................. 4-133 Pt Gradient – line through a point at a given radius .................................. 4-163 Open .................................................................................................. 4-127 Create lines .......... 4-141 Create circles .................................................................. Shape 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS G (Geometry) .................................................................................................... 4-130 Pt Perp – line through a point perpendicular to a line.... 4-141 Three Points – circle passing through three points........................................................................................................................................................................... 4-159 Zoom Out................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-142 Radius TwoPoint – circle with given radius............................................................................................. 4-163 Open ............................................................. 4-147 Tangent 2Points – circle through 2 pts & tangent to a line...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................circle tangent to an inside circle..........................................................................................................................................................n file.................................................. 4-160 Zoom Reset...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................a .................g file........ 4-170 Shape 2000 SHAPE2000_O1  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 ......................................a file.........................................................g .......... 4-149 Tangent 2IncC – circle tangent to two inside circles .................................................... 4-152 Tangent PointC – circle tangent to an outside circle...................................................................... 4-157 Zoom Pan ....................................................................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4-179 Shape 2000 SHAPE2000_O1  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 ....... 4-172 Step Segments ..................................................................................................................................................... 4-177 Machine Selection (change machine)................................................................... 4-176 Replace Tool (change tool parameters for a range of figures).... 4-171 How to change sheet details after initial setup..................................................................................... Shape 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS Material and tools ........... 4-178 Number of Torches (state number of operational torches)..................................................................................................................................................... 4-171 Clear Sheet (start a new workspace)....................................... 4-175 Step Tools (change tool parameters for a contour)............................. 4-173 Set Tool (setup tool operating parameters)............................................................. 4-174 Area Weight (calculate area and weight) ...........

is loaded into the machine. Shape 2000 utilises CAD techniques to draw any two dimensional part on the screen. Nest menu Position (nest) parts onto a plate/sheet in a way that minimises scrap and maximises machine utilisation. After all the relevant data have been entered (machine. plate. rectangles. nesting and estimation information for later use. machine. The two main groups of code are the internationally standardised G code and the machine manufacturer’s proper M code. The Shape 2000 package is divided into main menus that provide input for further detailed choices or screen prompts to enter the data needed. the NC program can be put together by a software package. File menu Open/create a part file. INTRODUCTION FARLEY numerical controlled plate working (cutting. or to save a part file together with the geometry. Shape 2000 is such a package. If the drawing is on a computer file. Shape 2000 INTRODUCTION 1 1. Geometry menu This is a background tool to define geometrically complex components. called an NC program. 5. Shape 2000 1-1 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Settings menu Enter data regarding plate. 4. An NC program can be manually loaded into the machine using the operator panel. To cut a part out of a plate. drilling) machines require specific commands to control the tools. Sections of the geometry drawing can be traced to become part of the figure. nesting) Shape 2000 can then draw an NC program. marking. a series of these NC codes. 3. These commands are called NC (Numerical Control) code. The graphics minimise potential programming errors by allowing the operator to examine the finished product on screen before committing it to manufacture. tools. Figure menu Define the cut path constructed from lines. An NC program can be manually made/written from a hard copy drawing. tools. 2. arcs and circles. and to change directory. or the ready to use NC program is loaded from a disk or a remote computer. The main menus are: 1.

G35 Selects continuous mode. or Inkjet marker rotation angle change command. G52 Sets machine zero (home) point.5 is the delay time in seconds. angles. A code example is G4X2. The instructions are grouped in categories: • G codes movement functions . G41 Specifies left hand kerf compensation with respect to direction of cut. Additional information known as an argument may also be included with some G codes. G39 Selects rotation. Start each program with a G90 (absolute programming) or G91 (incremental programming) so that control is set to the mode you require. Is set to 0° on start up. Is set to 0° on start up. Is set to 100% on start up. G67 Starts a subroutine operation. G70 Sets imperial dimensions in inches. G49 Plate position preset cancel. G51 Component position preset cancel. Most G codes require additional information and may include co-ordinates. No cutting occurs. G32 Bevel angle change command. The number following the code letter identifies the actual instruction. G4 This is the dwell function. G3 Causes anticlockwise circular motion with cutting. G1 Causes straight line motion with cutting. is used by spindle drill. G7 Sends text to an external serial port. • M codes auxiliary functions • T codes tool selection • F codes speed functions G codes are functions that instruct the machine how to move the cutting head from point G codes to point on a plate. scale factors and other parameters. G53 Sets work piece zero point. G68 Ends a subroutine operation. G40 Cancels kerf compensation. G38 Selects the scale factor. G91 Sets control to incremental mode. G82 Drilling. G71 Sets metric dimensions in millimeters. not the mode set by the last program. Each function consists of the letter G and a number. The G code complies with international standards. Shape 2000 1-2 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . G50 Component position pres et (absolute). or taping cycle combination command. G69 Calls up a subroutine for operation. Shape 2000 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION Machine instruction codes The controller is designed to recognise and carry out a particular set of machine instructions.5 where 2. G90 Sets control to absolute mode. Code Description G0 Causes a rapid traverse. The cutter is driven at maximum speed to the next coordinate regardless of the set feedrate value. G48 Plate position preset. G34 Plate rotation selection. G42 Specifies right hand kerf compensation with respect to direction of cut. G2 Causes clockwise circular motion with cutting.

used by Fabricator and Hercules M08 External coolant on. used by Fabricator and Hercules M09 Coolant off. If the OPTIONAL STOP lamp light is on. used by Fabricator and Hercules M05 Spindle off (stop). used by Fabricator and Hercules M12 Partial foot unclamp. the program halts and waits until the CYCLE START button is pressed. If the OPTIONAL STOP lamp is off. used by Fabricator and Hercules M32 Band clamp box 2 to top of band M33 Band clamp box 3 to top of band M34 Band clamp box 4 to top of band M41 Plate wash. used by Fabricator and Hercules M07 Internal coolant on. used by Fabricator and Hercules M14 Inkjet flush M15 Inkjet data transfer and orientation completed M16 Inkjet trigger M19 Position spindle to tool change angle. Shape 2000 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION Machine instruction codes Perform auxiliary functions that control operations associated with the cutting tool and the M codes execution of part programs. used by Fabricator and Hercules M42 Band clamp box 2 to bottom of band (mirror clamp) M43 Band clamp box 3 to bottom of band (mirror clamp) M44 Band clamp box 4 to bottom of band (mirror clamp) M51 Torch box 1 auto select M52 Torch box 2 auto select M53 Torch box 3 auto select M54 Torch box 4 auto select M59 Deselect all boxes M60 Select triple oxy center and left torches M61 Select triple oxy center and right torches Shape 2000 1-3 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . The M code is Farley specific. used by Fabricator and Hercules M10 Clamp foot (foot down). used by Fabricator and Hercules M11 Unclamp foot (foot up). M01 Optional stop. resets the machine and sets program start (=rewind). used by Fabricator and Hercules M20 Cancel Spindle orientation. M03 Spindle on clockwise. the M01 is ignored. Code Description M00 Program halts and waits until the CYCLE START button is pressed. M02 Should be at end of every program. used by Fabricator and Hercules M04 Spindle on anticlockwise.

used by Fabricator and Hercules M88 Close pull stud. used by Fabricator and Hercules M87 Open pull stud. used by Fabricator and Hercules M84 Gear change to high. from up to 20 position carousel. center and right torches M63 All torches of the triple oxy off M64 Triple oxy head enable M65 Triple oxy head disable M67 AVC on. Shape 2000 1-4 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Code Description T0 Zero offset reference point (laser spot) T1 First plasma torch T2 Powder marker T3 Spot drill marker T4 Oxy torch T5 Waterjet T6 Scriber/router/engraver or pen marker T7 Plasma marker T9 Inkjet T11 Alternate (second) plasma torch T23 Spot drill and tap T25 Second waterjet T61 – T80 Spindle drill tool. M68 AVC off M69 Start auto box spacing (and de-select all boxes) M77 Start cutting / marking (all machines) M78 Plasma prestart M79 End of cutting / marking (all machines) M83 Gear change to low. used by Fabricator and Hercules M86 Return automatic tool changer. Shape 2000 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION Machine instruction codes M codes Code Description M62 Select triple oxy left. used by Fabricator and Hercules M85 Advance automatic tool changer. used by Fabricator and Hercules M92 Clamp box 2 to beam M93 Clamp box 3 to beam M94 Clamp box 4 to beam T codes Perform the tool selection function.

it will move 200mm at 700 mm/minute. If imperial units were specified. F codes The F codes specify the speed at which the machine is to move. Therefore. an F code must be place in. G2 or G3 block. the cutter will move 200 inches at 700 inches/minute. Shape 2000 1-5 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Shape 2000 INTRODUCTION 1 INTRODUCTION Machine instruction codes Speed function codes. F700.0 G1Y200 In metric units. or before the first G1. The following instruction translated is to move 200 units in the Y+ direction at 700 units/minute feedrate. it will move at the system default speed (except after a G0 command). If the machine is not given an F code with value.

Tip The serial number is required later in the process. into the appropriate port. INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Insert installation CD Tip Close down open programs. The computer will not respond.g. Shape 2000 2-1 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . installation CD Result Find the serial 3.e. e. i. Number 3. Select Browse CD contents to view Files Currently on the CD. but it puts the hardware in place for later setup. Write the number down and key it in its entirety. Insert the Dongle hardware device supplied with the Shape 2000 installation disk. Insert the 2. 731-170706-41603 3. USB or parallel. Result sn – notepad will open displaying the Shape 2000 for dongle number and S/N: number. Insert the Farley Shape 2000 installation CD into the drive.2 Note the S/N: number.1 Open file sn. 3.3 Close the windows to return to the installation start up page. Step Action Insert Dongle 1. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 2.

It is essential that you DO NOT confirm the file deletion. as all existing files created by the current version of Shape will be overwritten.e.n. shape If the following appears… then… Confirm File Deletion dialogue box DO NOT respond before finding out the implications of your selection. This message indicates there is a version of Shape already loaded on your computer. You must also backup working files.dxf etc. i.g. . go directly to the Upgrade Procedure to proceed. . for example nest files that you may have adjusted over time will be replaced with Farley default settings. either an authorised version or Shape Demo. . . Shape 2000 2-2 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Select Install shape .a. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Insert installation CD Step Action Select Install 4. Welcome to Shape 2000 Setup go to the Installation instruction window to continue.

Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Upgrade procedure Step Action Click Cancel 1. If you do not back them up. nests Copy the folder. then cancel it and follow this instruction to make all preparations required to uninstall the existing version of Shape. Tip There is no need to Exit the start up window. Open and copy the following: Shape 2000 2-3 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . data you have created over time will be overwritten and files lost when Shape 2000 is installed. Click Cancel to exit this dialogue box. SCONFIG Only two files from this folder are required. The following actions can be performed with it open. sdxf Copy the folder. Spart Copy the folder. Warning! 2. Retain essential folders/files created using your existing version of Shape by Backup existing backing them up. Important If this dialogue box has appeared as a result of clicking the Install shape icon. Copy and move the folders/files out of the directory and folders/files temporarily hold them somewhere else on your computer. Sgeom Copy the folder. Important The folders to consider are below.

If the default was not changed during installation.2 Open. sdxf).8 Close the Shape folder to return to the installation window.6 Repeat to move all required folders. 2. it will be on your C:/ drive.3 Highlight folder (e. 2. 2. Sgeom. 2.7 Open SCONFIG . Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Upgrade procedure Step Action Backup existing 2. Shape 2000 2-4 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .4 Copy. 2. Continued… folders/files 2. 2.g. Spart. 2.1 Locate your existing Shape program folder. for example the desktop. nests.5 Paste into the temporary folder you created. copy autonest and parameter files and paste into temporary holding folder.

1 Click OK. Shape 2000 2-5 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .2 Click Yes . Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Upgrade procedure Step Action Uninstall existing 3. Result 3. Click Install shape . Shape software Result 3.

or simply eject the installation disk from the drive and re-insert it. Shape 2000 2-6 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . You are now ready to proceed to install Shape 2000.1 Click Install shape . Next step Go to the Installation instruction. click Finish. Tip Access your CD drive to find the Shape icon. The start up window will automatically load on screen. Relaunch the Shape 2000 installation CD to re-load the start up window. I want to restart my Uninstalling procedure computer now . as shown above. Continued… Shape software Result wait while the Setup Status select Yes. The computer will automatically shutdown and restart. installation CD 4. Relaunch 4. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Upgrade procedure Step Action Uninstall existing 3. reaches 100%.

1 Click Next> Result: License Agreement Read the License Agreement Read this next page Click Yes Click Next> Shape 2000 2-7 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Installation Step Action Install Shape 1. 1. Respond to the following sequence of dialogue boxes starting at the Welcome to Shape 2000 Setup window.

Try again). Result: Setup Type Result: Select Program Folder Select Setup Type option. Click Next> Click Next> (to accept default setting) (to accept default setting) Result: Setup Status Result: DAO Setup Wait. Continued… Result: User Information Result: Choose Destination Key in your user information. Use Browse to select a new Click Next> destination drive/folder then click Next>) (a warning prompt will alert you if the serial number is incorrect. (C: drive is the default. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Installation Step Action Install Shape 1. Confirm the number. Click Next> including the software serial number. Click Next> Shape 2000 2-8 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Installation Step Action Setup DAO 1. Shape 2000 2-9 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . This prompt applies to earlier versions of Shape and is not applicable to Shape 2000. Result: Copying Jet files… Wait. Continued… Result: Select Components Click Next> Click Next> (to accept default settings) (to accept default settings) Result: Setup Needs The Next Disk Click OK Ignore Setup Needs The Next Disk .

Result: The Shape icon automatically appears on your desktop and is added to your computer Program list. Shape 2000 2-10 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . I want to restart my computer now Click Finish. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Installation Step Action Setup DAO 1. 2. Log back on to your computer. Continued… Result: Data Access Objects (DAO) successfully installed Click OK Result: Shape 2000 setup select • Yes.

Shape cannot run if the Dongle is not installed. Shape 2000 2-11 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . USB or parallel. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Installation Step Action Run Shape 2000 3. go to Install the Dongle software instruction. i. Tip When upgrading the software from a past version to Shape 2000. but it puts the hardware in place ready to proceed. Click the Shape desktop icon to test run the program. The computer will not visibly respond. the system will recognise your existing Dongle and the program will open. go to Move backed up folders/files into the Shape 2000 directory.e. When… then… the program opens the installation has been successful. insert it into the appropriate port now. If the Dongle supplied with the installation disk has not been plugged in.

Drag each backed up folder progressively into the Shape 2000 directory. into the appropriate folders in the Shape 2000 directory. and respond Yes to Confirm Folder Replace . Result Note If you have upgraded to Shape 2000 the Dongle software remains active from the previous version of Shape. so they can be accessed using the new software. Therefore. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Move backed up folders/files into the Shape 2000 directory If you have upgraded to Shape 2000. the installation process is complete. 1. move backed up files (saved for safe keeping before uninstalling the previous version of Shape). 2. Drag the backed up autonest and parameter files into the Shape 2000 SCONFIG folder and respond to the replace prompt. If the program cannot find the Dongle Go to Install Dongle . Shape 2000 2-12 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Check Dongle 2. Click OK to exit prompt. Go to the Shape program: driver installer 3. Ensure the Dongle is plugged into the port (USB or parallel). do it now.1 Click Microsoft start. 3. Result Shape 2000 2-13 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Open SuperPro 3. 3.4 Highlight SuperPro driver installer .3 Highlight the Shape program icon and drag to reveal the options. 3. If not. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Install Dongle Step Action Exit prompt 1.2 Click Programs .

Click I accept the terms in the license agreement Result: License Agreement Result: Destination Folder Read. Click Next> Click Next> Shape 2000 2-14 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Respond. Continued… driver installer 3. Click Continue> Result: Welcome Result: License Agreement Click Next> Read. Result: Preparing to install… Result: Confirm Upgrade Wait.5 Click SuperPro driver installer . Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Install Dongle Step Action Access SuperPro 3.

Shape 2000 2-15 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click Finish Run Shape 2000 4. Click the Shape desktop icon to test run the program. Continued… driver installer Result: Setup Type Result: Ready to Install Click Next> Click Install (to accept default setting) Result: Installing SuperPro Result: Install Wizard Completed Wait. Shape 2000 INSTALL SHAPE 2 INSTALL SHAPE 2000 Operating Instruction Install Dongle Step Action Access SuperPro 3. When… then… the program opens the installation has been successful.

This does not change the machine default setting. it can be changed via the Settings>Units menu. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 3. Shape 2000 3-1 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . SCREEN OVERVIEW The window heading shows the current file. just the work in progress. displayed in the following format: filename/PLATESIZE/(unit of measurement) / material The units of measurement are set to inches or mm on installation of the software. If a job requires a different unit of measurement.

Therefore. The system shuts down immediately. Alternatively.dxf Save „ Save.dxf DXF Batch Input Explanation to be provide in version 2 of this manual. File Open „ Recent. Therefore. use the icon Save.n Open.e Save. File Units Transfer Explanation to be provide in version 2 of this manual. Alternatively. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & corresponding icon displays This manual focuses on accessing Shape 2000 functions via the icon displays. Save.a use the icons permanently displayed on the main menu bar. without providing a Save prompt. if you exit without saving. Open your Shape program and use this section to navigate the screen to familiarise yourself with the location of the menu/icon functions.g Save.n permanently displayed on the main menu bar. Open. Units Batch Transfer Explanation to be provide in version 2 of this manual. Exit Close the current Shape program. Shape 2000 3-2 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . all work subsequent to the last save will be lost.a Open an existing file from the File dropdown.a Save a file via the File dropdown.g Open. Open. how to use each function is explained in the Menu Overview section.

Units „ Imperial Highlight the required option to setup the unit of measurement. Number of Torches Same as Number of Torches icon. Shape 2000 3-3 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Tool Rate Same as Step Tools icon. All information input into the box is saved into the database.a mode. üMetric Save . Replace Tool Same as Replace Tool icon. Set Tool Parameters Same as Set Tool icon. when you want the Save Part Info box to activate Off when in Save . which becomes relevant when using the Autonesting feature. Show Segment Sequence Same as Step Segments icon. Area Weight Same as Area Weight icon. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Settings Clear/Set Same as Clear Sheet icon.a File in DB „ üOn Select On . Machine Selection Same as Machine Selection icon.

New Contour Drill Point „ Create Drill Point Rect. Array of Drill Points Cir. Array of Drill Points Move Drill Point Recorder Drill Points Change Drill Operations Change Drill Parameter Draw Line Draw Rectangle Draw Circle Draw Spline Trace Geometry Hole(s) „ Single hole Round End Slot Square End Slot Linear Array of Holes Circular Array of Holes Alter Leadin Length Angle Reflect Arc/Circle Refer to Icon Overview>F>Basic. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Figure New Figure Refer to Icon Overview>F>Basic. Camber Notch „ Square Corner Notch Round Corner Arc Corner Chamfer Corner Refer to Icon Overview>F>Hole Notch. Rectangular Notch V Notch Loop Corner Delete Corner Modify „ Append a Segment Append a Arc Segment Delete a Segment Insert a Line Segment Insert a Arc Segment Join Contours Split Contour Add a Leadin Add a Leadin at Corner Add a Leadin on a Segment Change Leadin Parameter Delete a Leadin Reverse Contour Direction Stitch Cut Delete Stitch Shape 2000 3-4 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Shape 2000 3-5 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Figure Write Text „ Add New Text Delete Text Move Text Copy Text Change Text Parameters Dimensions „ Linear Dimension X Y Linear Dimension Radius Dimension Diameter Dimension Refer to Icon Overview>F>Drill Dimensions . Angular Dimension Erase Dimension Erase all Dimension Auto Leadin/out Grinding Tools Refer to Icon Overview>F>Drill Dimensions .

Shape 2000 3-6 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Nest Add Figure Add Nest Copy Figure Move Figure Fast Move Figure Split Figure Combine Figures Rectangular Array Rings Array Circular Array Restore Figure ReOrder Figure Auto Reorder Alter Traverse Path Auto Holes ReOrder Change Part Parameters Print Nest Report View Parts Data Cut Path Simulation Change Sheet Size Nest Miscellaneous „ Scale Figure Expand/Shrink a Figure Flip Figure Add Bridge Cut Delete Bridge Common Cut Delete Common Cut Delete Figure Refer to Icon Overview>N>Miscellaneous .

Pt. Delete All Geometry Undo Last Action Shape 2000 3-7 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Geometry Define Point „ Cursor Position Intersection Center of a Circle On Line Distance to a Point Define Line „ Through 2 Points . Tangent to a Inner Cir. Delete a Circle or Arc Refer to Icon Overview>G>Define Circle . Point Tangential to a Circle Point at an Angle to X-Axis Point Parallel to a Line Point Perpendicular to a Line Point at an Angle to Y-Axis Point at Angle to a Line Point at a given Gradient Offset from a Line Bisecting Two Lines Median between Two Points Tangential to Two Circles Tangential to Cir. Rad. Delete a Line Refer to Icon Overview>G>Define Line . Pt. Define Arc Delete „ Delete a Point Refer to Icon Overview>G>Define Point. Given Angle Define Circle „ Center Radius Passing Through Three Points Radius Through 2 Points Tangential to 3 Lines Radius Tangent to 2 Lines Radius Tangential to Line Point 2 Points Tangential to a Line Tangential to 2 Outside Circles Tangential to 2 Inside Circles Tangential to inner outside Circle Tangent to a Circle a Line Tangent to a Outside Cir. Rad.

Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays View ü Main Toolbar ü Settings Toolbar Status Bar Provides a status overview of functions Figure in use. Nest ü Geometry Shape 2000 3-8 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Meanwhile. Pattern Management AutoNesting/Run Shape 2000 3-9 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . please go to Shape> Help> Contents> Autonesting topic for an introductory Powerpoint training presentation. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Menu dropdowns & icon displays Autonesting Parts Management Autonesting training presentation A comprehensive section on how to use the Autonesting feature is currently under development.

must be determined as part of the job set up. Use Esc to clear the current command and start again. especially when you feel lost. set the width (X) and length (Y) dimensions in accordance with the plate to be used (use the Clear Sheet icon). Tip If a function is not responding. a message prompting the required action. 3. Shape 2000 3-10 SHAPE2000 01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . figure number. 2. The dimensions of the work space. From left to right: 1. Shape 2000 SCREEN OVERVIEW 3 SCREEN OVERVIEW Graphic display Graphics window & message display Graphics window The graphics window provides the workspace where the figure of the part(s) or nest layout is displayed. the currently selected command name. Located at the bottom of the screen. the current cursor coordinate position on the X. This makes the workspace within the graphics window proportional and to scale of the actual workpiece. it could be because the previous function has not been exited.e. the message display area is divided into three parts. tracing. with each tool number having its own colour. Message display This area is very important. Eg: green cut path red geometry yellow text for the plate marker blue drill point white direction arrows. i.Y axes. Colours are used to show the tool paths.

ICON OVERVIEW Shape 2000 4-1 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 4.

As you move the mouse. Refer to the Cross cursor + message display for a prompt. This action snaps the cursor to the nearest existing point or allows you to setup new points at specified X. and when a command is active. Result Immediately. When using the mouse. After you left click the mouse. Use this to input the coordinate value on the X.Y coordinates. About the cursor There are two cursor types. Shape 2000 4-2 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . use the left click function. an action is required. along with a corresponding prompt designed to alert you to the next action.Y axes. When the cross cursor is visible in the graphics window.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist in cursor placement. indicating an action is required in order to complete the command. press V or I at the keyboard to activate the Input Cursor Position box. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Mouse and cursor conventions (right click) (left click) About the mouse This manual presumes a conventional right hand mouse as the standard. Tip Move the arrow cursor into the graphics window. This method is for more freehand placement. refer to the X. the command is confirmed as active in the message display area. Right click to release the cursor (and the command being executed) into the actual position of the cursor on the workspace. It remains visible in both the menu/icon display (pointer) ë areas and the graphics window until used to point and select a command. Left click when absolute accuracy is required. When precision is required. you will notice a different outcome between using the right and left click action. Arrow cursor The arrow cursor indicates there is no activity. the cursor changes to a white cross.

displayed at the start point of the first contour that makes up the figure.g. Segment A figure drawn in Shape 2000 may consist of a number of straight lines or arcs that are constructed between points. 3. On screen. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Use the Figure module to create combinations of lines and arcs to draw the tool path. The following terminology is used to indicate the levels or grouping of the figure components: 1. green = plasma. rotated. Contours Are made up of one or more segments. Each complete figure is allocated a number. etc. created in G mode. Each figure is allocated a number. At the end of the contour. each contour can have its own tool and feedrate in the NC code. Therefore. which can be defined by using construction methods available in the Geometry mode. The complete tool path to manufacture a part is called a figure. Figures Are made up of one or more contours. are shown in red. Shape 2000 4-3 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . which is displayed at the start point of the first contour that makes up the figure. • Figure lines are constructed in F mode. At the start point of the contour the tool will lower and start cutting. 2. The figure line between any two points is known as a segment. These are used as guide lines to aid in the construction of the tool path. The contour shows the tool cut path. the cut will finish and the tool will be raised. e. • Construction lines. A figure consists of figure lines. This enables a complete figure that is made of a number of separate contours to be copied. figure lines show the tool path in the colour of the active tool number. nested.

Right click the mouse to release the point into position. This icon allows the definition of a new figure start point. Press Esc to exit the function. nested. Each complete figure is allocated a number. This enables a complete figure that is made of a number of separate contours to be copied. 3. Any number of figure start points may be generated on the workspace. 2. which is displayed at the start point of the first contour that makes up the figure. Right click the mouse to release the point at the specific grid position. rotated. 4.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). each will have a different figure number. Shape 2000 4-4 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Method 1 For precision placement. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result The Start point of new figure? prompt appears in the message display. Y coordinates. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions New Figure Basic icons Figures are made up of one or more contours. etc. Result The new figure point is drawn in the colour of the active tool number. Click the New Figure icon. Method 3 Set up guidelines using the Geometry functions. Position the figure point. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Operation 1. Click F.

The figure point must be created first. Press Esc to exit the function. Position the contour point. Therefore. the cut will finish and the tool will be raised. Method 1 For precision placement. The figure line between any two points is known as a segment. Right click the mouse to release the point into position. Result The Start point of new contour? prompt appears in the message display. Method 3 Set up guidelines using the Geometry functions. each contour can have its own tool and feedrate in the NC code. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Click the New Contour icon. At the end of the contour. 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions New Contour Contours are made up of one or more segments. 3. as described in the New Figure Help topic. 2. then contour point/s can be created. Y coordinates. Segment A figure drawn in Shape 2000 may consist of a number of straight lines or arcs that are constructed between points. The start point of any contour has to be specified before a new tool path can be defined. Shape 2000 4-5 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. The contour shows the Basic icons tool cut path. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result The new contour point is drawn in the colour of the active tool number. At the start point of the contour the tool will lower and start cutting. Click F. Right click the mouse to release the point at the specific grid position.

simultaneously creating lines. Create the figure or contour point. This allows you to continue creating new end points. 5. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. use F7 to toggle the arrows on/off. Method 1 For precision placement. 3. Position the new point (which will be the end of the line). Operation 1. Right click the mouse to release the point at the specific grid position. Click F. Shape 2000 4-6 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Line Basic icons Draw a figure line from the start point to a new end point. 2. Tip The End point of line? prompt remains in the message display. it could be because F Lock on the keyboard is off. in one action. Y coordinates. Tip If nothing happens. indicating the function is still active. 4. Right click the mouse to release the point into position. The end point becomes the new start point for the next line. Press to turn the function on and try again. Result The End point of line? prompt appears in the message display. Method 3 Set up guidelines using the Geometry functions.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). from the figure start point to the end point. Result The line is drawn in the colour of the active tool number. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. This is recognised by the system as the active start point. Press Esc to exit the function. To see the cutting direction of the line. Click the Draw Line icon.

Result The rectangle is drawn in the colour of the active tool number. Click F. Position the rectangle at the required start point: Method 1 For precision placement. Click the Draw Rectangle icon. 2. Right click the mouse to release the rectangle into position. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Operation 1. Continue to create identical rectangles (with new figure numbers) by releasing them at new start positions. Shape 2000 4-7 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. Y coordinates. Result The Start point? prompt appears in the message display. Tip The Start point? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result The Prompt Input box appears. complete with its own figure number. 6. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Rectangle Basic icons Create a rectangle. 4. Input the width along the X axis and length along the Y axis. Click OK.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement).

2. Tip The Position circle center? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Result The Position circle center? prompt appears in the message display. Click F.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Continue to create identical circles (with new figure numbers) by releasing them at new start positions. Shape 2000 4-8 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Circle Basic icons Specify the radius and the circle center. 5. Result The circle is drawn in the colour of the active tool number. Click OK. 6. 4. Input the radius of the circle. Operation 1. The system will draw the circle with its own figure number. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. 3. Y coordinates. Result The Input Parameter box appears. Position the circle center at the required start point: Method 1 For precision placement. Right click the mouse to release the circle into position. Press Esc to exit the function. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Click the Draw Circle icon.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Spline Basic icons Draw a flowing curve passing through a defined number of points. 2.1 Click the Cursor Position icon. Result The Input Spline Parameter box appears.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Result Red geometry points are created. Click the Draw Spline icon. Click F. 3. Shape 2000 4-9 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Continue to create the points. 2. Operation 1. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Define the points through which the spline is to be drawn. 2. Y coordinates. Result The Point position? prompt appears in the message display. The Point position? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. 2.2 Position the points: Method 1 For precision placement. Click G to enter Geometry mode. Right click the mouse to release the points into position. 4.3 Press Esc to exit the function. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Tip The points should be on increasing X (horizontal) dimensions and two consecutive points should have different Y (vertical) dimensions.

which consists of arcs and lines. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Spline Basic icons Operation 5. Shape 2000 4-10 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . but require more computer processing time. Accept defaults or change values. 6. A higher number will attempt a better curve.1 Repeat to position all points in the required sequence. Place the cursor at the first point and left click the mouse to confirm the position. Input parameter values. The default of 30 is considered the best compromise. 7. Click OK. Result The Position point 1? prompt appears in the message display. Result The Position point 2? prompt appears in the message box. Accuracy This figure indicates the trade off between the time needed to get the perfect curve and the quality of the real curve. Practical values lie between 10 and 100. 7.

Press Esc to exit the function and automatically draw the line through the points. Result Troubleshooting The system will draw a spline through the defined points. If an error message is produced. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Spline Basic icons Operation 8. repeat this procedure with changed values/ parameters. Shape 2000 4-11 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Result Last point? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Operation 1. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the intersection. 5. Create a new figure. Click the Trace Geometry icon. 4. Shape 2000 4-12 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Trace Geometry Basic icons This tool allows you to trace geometry lines already created as part of constructing the drawing. to create a new figure.1 Click the New Figure icon. Click F. Create geometry points to pick out the shape you wish to trace. 4. Create the geometry construction lines. This is a particularly useful when drawing complex figures. Example 2.2 Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the start point of the new figure. Select the type of point from the G> Define Point icon panel. Left click the cursor somewhere on the segment. 6. Result Which segment? prompt appears in the message display.

or delete using the DeleteAll Geom icon. The Which segment? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Continue to select segments until the required figure is created. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Trace Geometry Basic icons Operation 7. Tip Use F4 to toggle the geometry lines on/off. Shape 2000 4-13 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click the point at the end of the selected segment. 8. Press Esc to exit the function. Result A tool path is created along the segment.

Figure 1 represents the original part. over a specified line (not over a curve). Click F. Click the Reflect Part icon. Result The Reflection in which line? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Operation 1. and left click to confirm. Result The original image will be mirrored on the selected edge. Shape 2000 4-14 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click the mouse on the figure or contour point. 3. The new contour/figure will have the same type of kerf and contour sequence as the original image. Figure 2 represents what the part looks like with this function applied. 2. open or closed. Position the cursor somewhere on the edge to be mirrored. Result The Which Contour? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Reflect Part Basic icons Reflect (add a mirror image) of a contour/figure.

Result End point of arc? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Draw Arc icon. 4. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Result Shape 2000 4-15 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. This instruction presumes the new figure/s have already been created. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the end point position. A figure must already exist as the system recognises the last figure drawn as the start of the arc. Operation 1. You must define the end point and the radius. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Arc Basic icons Draw an arc. Example 2. Click F. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the center position.

Press Esc to exit the function. approx center x x end pt of arc start of arc 6. Click OK to accept the system generated radius. Shape 2000 4-16 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Arc Basic icons Operation 5. or change.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Camber Basic icons Operation 1. Result The Input Parameter box appears. 4. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Enter the number of points and click OK.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). 4. Y coordinates. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Shape 2000 4-17 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Right click the mouse to release the point into position.1 Repeat to position all points. Result The Position point 2? prompt appears in the message box. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. 2. Click the Draw Camber icon. Click F. Result The Position point 1? prompt appears in the message display. 3.

Simply create a figure. If you click the icon. the camber function is not available. Figure 1 can be deleted if not required. the line will automatically draw through the points. Tip When starting a new (blank) worksheet. a prompt box will appear alerting you that THERE ARE NO FIGURES . then proceed to draw the camber. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Basic icon functions Draw Camber Basic icons Operation Result When the last point of the sequence is clicked into position. Shape 2000 4-18 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

reverse the cut direction. Tip The End of line! prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Click the Append Line icon. Press Esc to exit the function. Click the figure point to create the start point. Result The system will construct the line from the figure point to the new end. For example. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Click F. show the direction of the cutter. delete and change leadins. Operation 1. 5. Result End of line! prompt appears in the message box. Result Select a start point! prompt appears in the message display. Click OK. 3. Append Line Modify Figure icons Use to add a line to the end of a figure. 2. Continue to append the new line if required. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. join two contours. add. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Use to perform a number of operations on an existing figure. Y coordinates. add and delete sections of the part. split a contour. 4. Shape 2000 4-19 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Determine the point position using your preferred method.

Click OK. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Append Arc Modify Figure icons Use to add an arc to the end of a figure. Click OK. Shape 2000 4-20 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Y coordinates. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. positive for anti-clockwise. negative for clockwise. 2. Result 5. Result End point of arc! prompt appears in the message box. Right click to release the point into position. 3. Press Esc to exit the function. Click F. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result Select a start point? prompt appears in the message display. 6. Method 1 For precision placement. Result The system will construct the arc. Click the Append Arc icon. Y coordinates. Click the figure/ contour point to create the start point. Click OK. Enter the radius of the arc. Operation 1. Determine the point position.

allowing you to continue deleting. Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-21 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Repeat to continue process. Result The system removes the selected segment from the screen and automatically highlights the next segment. Tip Look at the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Delete Segment Modify Figure icons Delete a segment of any figure on screen. If required. LH button=backward Click the left mouse to move the highlight to the previous segment. RH button=forward Click the right mouse to move the highlight forward to the next segment. 5. Result The Select a segment! prompt appears in the message display 3. Use the mouse to skip forward or backward. Click F. Repeat to continue process. Click the Delete Segment icon. you can use the mouse to scroll through the segments. Result The segment will highlight in white. Tip If a contour is split by removing a segment. 4. 2. Operation 1. Left click the mouse anywhere on the segment to be deleted. Press the Delete key when the required segment is highlighted. a new contour start point is given to the loose end.

2. Continue to insert a line from the last point created. 6. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Insert Line Modify Figure Inserts a line at the start of a figure/contour. Determine the point position. Right click to release the point into position. therefore creating a new start point (the figure number will jump from the original position to the new position). Result New start of line! prompt appears in the message box. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Tip The New start of line ! prompt remains in the message box indicating the function is still active. Method 1 For precision placement. Click OK. and move the figure point (and figure number) or contour point to the new start position. Result Select a start point! prompt appears in the message display. 4. Click to select the figure/contour point. Result The system will construct the line. and moves the point from its icons original position to the end of the added line. Press Esc to exit the function. Click the Insert Line icon. Shape 2000 4-22 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click F. 3. Y coordinates. Operation 1. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement.

Method 1 For precision placement. Result Start point of arc! prompt appears in the message box. Click the Insert Arc icon. Determine the point position. Also. Y coordinates. Right click to release the point into position. the Approx center of arc! prompt appears in the message box. Determine the center of the arc by using Method 1 or Method 2. Operation 1. Result Shape 2000 4-23 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . therefore creating a new start icons point (the figure number will jump from the original position to the new position). press V or I at the keyboard to input X. 2. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. 5. Click OK. and moves the point from its Modify Figure original position to the end of the added arc. Y coordinates. Click OK. 3. 4. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Click the figure/ or contour point to create the start point. Result A red point is created. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Insert Arc Inserts an arc at the start of a figure/contour. to show the start position. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Result Select a start point? prompt appears in the message display. Click F.

Result The system will construct the arc. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Insert Arc Modify Figure Operation icons 6. Enter the radius of the arc. 7. Click OK. negative for clockwise. positive for anti-clockwise. and move the figure point (and figure number) or contour point to the new start position. Shape 2000 4-24 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press Esc to exit the function.

Method 2 Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the figure point. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result Beginning of leadin! prompt appears in the message box. 2. add leadin after having viewed the nesting. a selected point. Result Move to a point? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system will construct the leadin and move the figure point (and figure number) to the start of the leadin. The leadin can either be inserted at a icons corner. 5. • Setup leadin parameters via the Leadin Param icon. Click the Add Leadin icon. 4. Shape 2000 4-25 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placem ent. Use Method 1 or Method 2 to position the point. Click F. Tip • For smart placing. Operation 1. Press Esc to exit the function. Y coordinates. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Add Leadin Modify Figure Use to draw a leadin onto a figure. 3. or snapped to a grid intersection. Click OK.

Result Tip If nothing selected. 2. Shape 2000 4-26 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Line leadin A straight line leadin. Rampdown + arc leadin An arc (curved) leadin. with a line leadout and a plasma rampdown. Click the Leadin Corner icon. Arc leadin An arc (curved) leadin. icons Tip • For smart placing. with or without an arc leadout. Rampdown + line leadin A straight line leadin. Result Move to a corner! prompt appears in the message display. with or without a line leadout. Position the cursor at the required corner of the figure and left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the point. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Leadin Corner Use to draw one of four predefined leadin types at a corner of a contour or Modify Figure figure. Click F. with an arc leadout and a plasma rampdown. • Setup leadin parameters via the Leadin Param icon. Operation 1. add leadin after having viewed the nesting. 3. a line leadin will be placed in default.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Leadin Corner Modify Figure Operation icons 4. Highlight the leadin type from the list selection. 5. Shape 2000 4-27 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 6. Result The system will construct the leadin. Click OK. Press Esc to exit the function.

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Modify Figure icon functions

Leadin Mid Add

Modify Figure Use to draw one of six predefined types of leadin on a segment.
icons
Tip • For smart placing, add leadin after having viewed the
nesting.
• Setup leadin parameters via the Leadin Param icon.

Operation

1. Click F.

2. Click the Leadin Mid Add icon.

Result
Move to start location? prompt appears in the message display.

3. Position the cursor anywhere on the segment, other than near
a corner.

Result

Tip If nothing selected, a line leadin will be placed
in default.

Line leadin
A straight line leadin, with or without a line leadout.

Arc leadin
An arc (curved) leadin, with or without an arc leadout.

Nipple + line leadin
A straight line leadin with a nipple, with or without a line
leadout.

Nipple + arc leadin
An arc (curved) leadin with a nipple, with or without an arc
leadout.

Rampdown + line leadin
A straight line leadin, with a line leadout and a plasma
rampdown.

Rampdown + arc leadin
An arc (curved) leadin, with an arc leadout and a plasma
rampdown.

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Modify Figure icon functions

Leadin Mid Add

Modify Figure Operation
icons
4. Highlight the leadin type from the list selection.

5. Click OK.

Result
The system will construct the leadin.

6. Press Esc to exit the function.

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Modify Figure icon functions

Leadin Param

Modify Figure Use to change the default leadin/leadout parameters.
icons
A leadin should be at least 10 mm or twice the kerf width to allow for
sufficient stabilisation of the cutting and kerf correction. A leadin is to be
kept separate from a cut line, else the kerf correction will take place while
cutting the part.

Operation

1. Click F.

2. Click the Leadin Param icon.

Result

3. Input the parameters as required.

4. Click OK.

Result
The leadin parameters will apply until changed.

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Modify Figure icon functions

Delete Leadin

Modify Figure icons Use to delete a selected leadin.

Operation

1. Click F.

2. Click the Delete Leadin icon.

Result
Select a leadin! prompt appears in the message display.

3. Left click on the leadin point

Result

4. Click Yes to confirm.

Result
The leadin is removed. The Select a leadin! prompt remains in
the message display indicating the function is still active,
allowing you to continue to delete a leadin.

5. Press Esc to exit the function.

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Result The selected contour will highlight. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Join Segment Modify Figure icons Join two separate contours. indicating the function is still active. Operation 1. the first highlighted contour joins to the second. Shape 2000 4-32 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . The Move to first contour! prompt re-appears. 2. Repeat as required. Click the Join Segment icon. Click F. Move to second contour! prompt appears. 4. which originate from the same figure. Left click somewhere on the contour. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Any pierce point between the contours will disappear. Result As you click. Result Move to first contour! prom pt appears in the message display. All superfluous contour points are removed. 3 Left click somewhere on the contour.

therefore creating two new contours. Click F. 3 Click the mouse at the splitting point to place the contour point. Operation 1. Result The function remains active. 4. to split it. Continue to create splitting points. Shape 2000 4-33 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . as required. Result Move to first contour! prompt appears in the message display. • right click to release the point anywhere on the segment. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Split Segment Modify Figure icons Position a point on any contour on the screen. Press Esc to exit the function. 2. Click the Split Segment icon. • left click to snap the cursor to a corner. Tip Apply different tool and cutting data for each contour by using the Step Tools function.

Press F7 to display the direction arrows. it could be because F Lock on the keyboard is off. Operation 1. it does not include reversal of icons leadin/out. Press Esc to exit the function. Tip When the cut direction is reversed. Check kerf compensations before cutting. Result Move to start of a contour! prompt appears in the message display. 5. Click the Reverse Direction icon. 4. Shape 2000 4-34 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press F Lock to turn the function on and try again. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Reverse Direction Modify Figure Reverse the cut direction of a contour. If you continue to left click the arrows will keep reversing. the kerf compensation (left/right) is not reversed. Left click the figure/contour point Result The direction of the arrows reverse. Reversal for one contour in a split contour closed loop results in opposite cut directions. Tip If nothing happens. 2. Click F. 3. The Move to start of a contour! prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active.

Result The white cross cursor on screen indicates the system is waiting for an action (a prompt does not appear in the message display for this function). Press Esc to exit the function. Result 3 Input the required parameters into the box. Operation 1. 4. Click F. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Stitch Segment Cut Modify Figure Stitch cutting is mainly used when the whole plate must be kept together icons for transport or further processing. Click the Stitch Segment Cut icon. Shape 2000 4-35 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 5. Right click the mouse at the required location on the segment to create the stitch cut. Click OK. 2.

3. 4. Shape 2000 4-36 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press Esc to exit the function. Click F. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the stitch. 2. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Modify Figure icon functions Delete Stitch Modify Figure Delete stitch cut/s. Click the Delete Stitch icon. Result The stitch is deleted. Result Select a stitch! prompt appears in the message display. icons Operation 1.

with leadins and cut paths defined automatically. 2. Click F. A leadin is to be kept separate from a cut line. else the kerf correction will take place while cutting the part. Input the radius of the hole and click OK. Operation 1. Click the Single Hole icon. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions The Hole Notch icon group provides the tools for common variations on the rectangular shape and a range of methods to draw different types of internal holes. Tip Set up leadin parameters to define the length and angle of the leadin. A leadin should be at least 10 mm or twice the kerf width to allow for sufficient stabilisation of the cutting and kerf correction. Shape 2000 4-37 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Single Hole Hole Notch icons Draw a circular hole with a specified radius and center point position. Result 3. which is used in all future internal holes. Change to the Geometry menu to draw more complex figures and to meet mathematical demands. Result Position hole center? prompt appears in the message display.

Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Result The system constructs the hole with leadin. Y coordinates. Right click the mouse to release the point (circle center) into position. The function remains active allowing you to replicate the hole in subsequent positions on the workspace. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Click OK. Press Esc to exit the function. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Shape 2000 4-38 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 5. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Single Hole Hole Notch icons Operation 4.

Click OK. Result The system constructs the slot with leadin. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Round Slot Hole Notch icons Draw a round end slot of a specified length. The function remains active allowing you to replicate the shape in subsequent positions on the workspace. width and center position. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Y coordinates. Operation 1. Right click the mouse to release the point (circle center) into position. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Result 3. Result Position of center? prompt appears in the message display. 2. 4. Input the X and Y dimension and click OK. 5. Shape 2000 4-39 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Round Slot icon. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Press Esc to exit the function. Click F.

Result Approx corner prompt appears in the message display. Click OK. 5. Left click the mouse to select. Result The system will cut the notch out of the corner. 2.e. Press Esc to exit the function. Click F. 6. Click at the approximate position of the inside of the corner. Input the length and depth of the cut. Click the Square Corner icon. 3. i. Shape 2000 4-40 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result One side of the nominated corner will highlight in white. Operation 1. Position the cursor on the corner of the figure that is to have the notch added. Result Which corner? prompt appears in the message display. Repeat the steps to cut subsequent square corner notches. 4. The Which corner? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. the other in red. position the cursor somewhere on the segment and click the mouse to select. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Square Corner Hole Notch icons Cut a 90 degree notch out of a 90 degree corner of a part.

click OK. for example if the wrong dimensions were entered. 3. go to the Hole Notch icon panel and select Delete Corner . left click the mouse to confirm the position. ready to apply the Square Corner command with the correct proportions. Click OK and the corner will be restored. The lines turn white so you can see the result of the command. left click the mouse. Look at the screen. To exit the function at anytime. The message display asks for the 1st point of corner/notch? Position the cursor on the corner. The Which corner? message is still active allowing you to try again. The Delete Corner? dialogue box appears. Shape 2000 4-41 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . press Esc. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Square Corner Hole Notch icons Troubleshooting 1. 2. The message display asks for the 2nd point of corner/notch? Position the cursor on the second corner. If the Corner not possible dialogue box appears. To undo the command.

Click the Round Corner icon. Move the cursor to the approximate position of the radius center. Shape 2000 4-42 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Enter the required radius of the corner. and left click to select. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Round Corner Hole Notch icons Round off any corner with a chosen radius. Result Which corner? prompt appears in the message display. Click F. 6. Result 3. 2. Result The system will round the corner. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Position the cursor on the corner and left click the mouse to select. Click OK. 4. The Which corner? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Operation 1. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Repeat the steps to round subsequent corners.

6. Shape 2000 4-43 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. Click OK. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Position the cursor on the corner and left click the mouse to select. Result The arc corner is created. Move the cursor to the approximate position of the radius center. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Arc Corner Hole Notch icons Draw an inward arc of specified radius to a corner of an existing figure. Enter the required radius of the corner. Click the Arc Corner icon. Result Which corner? prompt appears in the message display. The Which corner? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. and left click to select. Result 3. Repeat the steps to arc subsequent corners. Click F. 4. 2. Result The system will arc the corner.

Click OK. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. width and center. Input the X and Y dimension and click OK. Shape 2000 4-44 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result 3. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Click F. 5. Y coordinates. Result Position of center? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Operation 1. Result The system constructs the slot with leadin. The function remains active allowing you to replicate the shape in subsequent positions on the workspace. 2. Click the Square Slot icon. Right click the mouse to release the point (circle center) into position. Press Esc to exit the function. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Square Slot Hole Notch icons Use to draw a rectangular internal hole with a specified length.

Input the parameters as required. Shape 2000 4-45 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result 3. 4. A leadin is to be kept separate from a cut line. 2. Click F. Tip A leadin should be at least 10 mm or twice the kerf width to allow for sufficient stabilisation of the cutting and kerf correction. which is used in all future internal holes. Click OK. Result From now on all internal holes have the new leadin length and angle. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Alter Leadin Hole Notch icons Defines the length and the angle of the leadin. Operation 1. else the kerf correction will take place while cutting the part. Click the Alter Leadin icon.

Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Click the Chamfer Corner icon. Click F. 4. Shape 2000 4-46 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. Result Which corner? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Chamfer Corner Hole Notch icons Add a chamfer of a specified size to the corner of a part. The Which corner? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Position the cursor on the corner and left click the mouse to select. 2. Operation 1. Click OK. the other in red. Result One side of the nominated corner will highlight in white. Repeat the steps to chamfer subsequent corners. Result The system will create the chamfer corner.

Result Which side of segment? prompt appears in the message display. i. 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Rect Notch Hole Notch icons Draw a rectangular notch in a straight line. Operation 1. Click OK.e. Determine the center of the notch: Method 1 For precision placement. Enter the depth and width of the notch. outside an external notch. Result 5. Repeat the steps to create subsequent notches. 3. 2. Left click the mouse on the required side of the segment line. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Left click the mouse to release the point at the required position on the segment. 6. The Which side of the segment? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. inside will create an internal notch. Press Esc to exit the function. Y coordinates. Click OK. Result The system will create the rectangular notch. Result Center of notch? prompt appears in the message display. Click F. Shape 2000 4-47 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Rect Notch icon.

Left click the mouse to release the point at the required position on the segment. Repeat the steps to create subsequent notches. Result 5. 4. Enter the depth and angle of the notch.e. i. Click OK. Left click the mouse on the required side of the segment line. Result Center of notch? prompt appears in the message display. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. 2. Shape 2000 4-48 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Y coordinates. Result The system will create the vee notch. inside will create an internal notch. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Vee Notch Hole Notch icons Draw a V shaped notch of specified size in a figure line. Operation 1. Click the Vee Notch icon. The Which side of the segment? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. outside an external notch. Click OK. Press Esc to exit the function. Result Which side of segment? prompt appears in the message display. Determine the center of the notch: Method 1 For precision placement. 6. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. 3. Click F.

Input the hole radius and number of holes. 2. Click F. Operation 1. Result Center of 1st hole prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Linear Array Hole Notch icons Draw a linear array (row) of round holes with a nominated radius.Y spacing between hole centers. Click OK. Click the Linear Array icon. the number of holes and the X . Click OK. Result 3. Shape 2000 4-49 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Input the X and Y center apart. Result 4.

Y coordinates. 6. Right click the mouse to release the array into position. Determine the point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Press Esc to exit the function. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Result The system constructs the array. The function remains active allowing you to replicate the array in subsequent positions on the workspace. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Linear Array Hole Notch icons Operation 5. Shape 2000 4-50 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click OK. press V or I at the keyboard to input X.

Click OK. Result 4. Shape 2000 4-51 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Click F. Click the Circular Array icon. Enter the radius of the holes to be constructed and the number of holes in the array. Result 3. Operation 1. Click OK. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Circular Array Hole Notch icons Draw a circular array of round holes. Result Center of array prompt appears in the message display. Input the separation angle.

Right click to release the center point of the array. 7. The function remains active allowing you to create new center points to replicate the array in subsequent positions on the workspace. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Circular Array Hole Notch icons Operation 5. Determine the center position of the first hole: Use the mouse to place the cursor into position. All holes are treated as one figure. Shape 2000 4-52 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The Center of 1st hole prompt appears in the message display. Move the cursor to the position of the first hole and right click the mouse. Press Esc to exit the function. 6. Result The system constructs the array around the center point with leadins.

The Which corner? prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. Click OK. Shape 2000 4-53 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press Esc to exit the function. 4. Result Which corner? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system will draw the loop. Result 3. Repeat the steps to create subsequent loops. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Hole Notch icon functions Loop Corner Hole Notch icons Draw a loop of specified size at the corner of a figure. Enter the loop length and the required radius. Click F. Left click the mouse on the required corner. Click the Loop Corner icon. 5. 2. Operation 1.

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Hole Notch icon functions

Delete Corner

Hole Notch icons Remove a notch or corner from a figure.

Operation

1. Click F.

2. Click the Delete Corner icon.

Result
1st point of corner/notch? prompt appears in the message
display.

3. Left click the mouse to select the first point of the notch or
corner to be deleted.

Result
2nd point of corner/notch? prompt appears in the message
display.

4. Left click the mouse to select the second point of the notch or
corner to be deleted.

Result

The corner/notch will be highlighted in white.

5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

Result
The corner/notch is removed from the figure.

6. Press Esc to exit the function.

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Drill Dimension icon functions

Place or remove drill points and set drill parameters. The software knows that the drill is a separate tool and is
represented with a different colour on the monitor.

Drill Point

Drill Dimension Create drill points in a figure. To delete a point, use the Delete Segment
icons icon located in F> Modify Figure .

Tip Before creating a drill point, you must perform the following
steps:
1. Setup operating parameters using the Drill CutTool icon.
These are saved into a database.
2. Apply the saved operating parameters to the drill point
using the Drill Operations icon.

Operation
1. Click F.

2. Click the Drill Point icon.

Result
Which figure? prompt appears in the message display.

3. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the required figure
point.

Result
(Figure ?) Drill Position prompt appears in the message
display.

3. Determine the drill point position:

Method 1
For precision placement, press V or I at the keyboard to input
X, Y coordinates. Click OK.

Method 2
Use the mouse for freehand placement. Right click the mouse
to release the drill point at the cursor position.

Result
The (Figure ?) Drill Position prompt remains in the message
display indicating the function is still active. Continue to create
drill points.

5. Press Esc to exit the function.

Tip When you create a drill point, it is not numbered.
Therefore, you need to presume the machine will
drill in the order created. Use the ReOrder Drills
function to nominate a new drilling order.

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Drill Dimension icon functions

Rectangular Array

Drill Dimension Draw a rectangular array of drill points. The array position is determined by
icons the position of the existing drill point.

Operation

1. Click F.

2. Click the Rectangular Array icon.

Result
Which drill point? prompt appears in the message display.

3. Select an existing drill point. Left click the mouse to snap the
cursor to the drill point.

Result

4. Set the X gap spacing required between drill point columns,
and the Y gap between drill point rows. Click OK.

Result

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Drill Dimension icon functions

Rectangular Array

Drill Dimension Operation
icons
5. Change or accept the default/maximum number of drill points
per row (X direction). num ber of drill points per column (Y
direction). Click OK.

Result
The system constructs the rectangular array of drill points.

6. Press Esc to exit the function.

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6. Press Esc to exit the function. Operation 1. Result The linear dimension is displayed in red. 2. Click F. Result Second point? appears in the message display. Shape 2000 4-58 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Left click the mouse. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Linear Dim Drill Dimension Use the system to calculate the dimension of a straight line and display the icons value on screen. 5. 4. Place the cursor at the point on the workspace where you would like the dimension value to be displayed. Result Dimension point? prompt appears. Click the Linear Dim icon. Left click the mouse on the end point. Use the Delete Dim icon to remove the display. The function remains active allowing you to continue establishing dimensions. 3. Left click the mouse on the first point.

5. 2. 7. Result Second point? appears in the message display. Place the cursor at the point on the workspace where you would like the dimension value to be displayed. Shape 2000 4-59 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. Press Esc to exit the function. Left click the mouse. Click the X-Y Dim icon. 3. Use the Delete Dim icon to remove the display. The function remains active allowing you to continue establishing dimensions. Result X Dimension point? prompt appears (or Y. Result The X dimension (400.00) is displayed in red. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions X-Y Dim Drill Dimension Use the system to calculate the X and Y dimension and display the value icons on screen. Left click the mouse on the first point of the line to be measured. Repeat the procedure to find the Y dimension. Click F. 6. Left click the mouse on the end point. Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. depending on which axis is being measured). Operation 1.

6. Left click somewhere on the second line that forms the angle. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Angle Dim Drill Dimension Shows the angle size in degrees. Result Dimension point? prompt appears. icons Operation 1. Place the cursor at the point on the workspace where you would like the angle value to be displayed. Shape 2000 4-60 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result Second line? appears in the message display. Click F. Result The angle dim ension appears. 4. 2. Left click the mouse. Left click somewhere on the first line that forms the angle. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. 3. Result First line? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Angle Dim icon.

2. Right click to release the center point of the array. Shape 2000 4-61 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . evenly distributed over a circle. Result The system constructs the array around the center point. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Circular Array Drill Dimension Produce drill points. Click OK. Select an existing drill point. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the drill point. Click the Circular Array icon. Result Center of array prompt appears in the message display. All drill points are treated as one figure. 6. Result Which drill point? prompt appears in the message display. Press Esc to exit the function. Use the mouse to place the cursor into position. Determine the center position of the array. 4. Enter the required number of drill points. icons Operation 1. Result 5. Click F. 3.

Click OK. 4. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement. Result Which drill point! prompt appears in the message display. 2. Result The drill point moves to the new location. Shape 2000 4-62 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . The Select drill point! prompt appears in the message display indicating the function is still active. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Continue to move drill points as required. Right click the mouse to release the drill point at the cursor position. icons Operation 1. 5. Result New location! appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Move Drill Drill Dimension Move a drill point to a new location. Select an existing drill point. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the drill point. Click F. 3. Press Esc to exit the function. Determine the drill point position: Method 1 For precision placement. Y coordinates. Click the Move Drill icon.

Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Operation 1. Use the Delete Dim icon to remove the dimensions. Result Which arc? prompt appears in the message display. Result A red arrow and R(dimension ) appears. Click the Radius Dim icon. for example the center point. and display the icons dimensions on screen. Click F. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Radius Dim Drill Dimension Use the system to calculate the length of an arc radius. The function remains active allowing you to continue the procedure. Result Dimension point? appears in the message display. 2. 4. Left click the mouse somewhere in the arc. 3. Shape 2000 4-63 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click the mouse somewhere on the line of the required arc.

Press Esc to exit the function. Result Which arc? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Diameter Dim icon. Result A red arrow and R(dimension ) appears. Use the Delete Dim icon to remove the dimensions. Operation 1. Left click the mouse somewhere inside the arc. Left click the mouse somewhere on the line of the required arc. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Diameter Dim Drill Dimension Use the system to calculate the length of a circle/arc diameter and display icons the dimensions on screen. Click F. 5. for example the center point. Shape 2000 4-64 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . The function remains active allowing you to continue the procedure. 2. Result Dimension point? appears in the message display. 3. 4.

Result Which dimension? prompt appears in the message display. Tip To delete all dimension from screen in one command. Position the cursor anywhere on the dimensions (displayed in red). The function remains active allowing you to continue the deleting process. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Delete Dim Drill Dimension Delete dimensions displayed on screen. Result The dimension is removed. Shape 2000 4-65 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press Esc to exit the function. use the DeleteAll Dim icon. 3. one at a time. Left click the mouse. Click the Diameter Dim icon. 4. 2. Click F. icons Operation 1.

6. 2. Click F. The selected drill point returns to its original colour. Press Esc to exit the function. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the required drill point. Shape 2000 4-66 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . icons Operation 1. Respond to the prompt until all red drill points in the group have been reordered into the new drilling sequence. 3. 5. The Select drill point 1? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions ReOrder Drills Drill Dimension Use the ReOrder Drills function to nominate a new drilling order. Result The colour of all the drill points in that group will change to red. Click the ReOrder Drills icon. Result Select drill point 2! prompt will appear in the message display. Result Select a drill point? prompt appears in the message display. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the drill point to be drilled first.

These are saved into a database. have been setup and saved into the database using the Drill CutTool feature. Click the Drill Operations icon. This cannot be deleted. Click Modify. Result The Set Drill Operation Data box appears. Setup operating parameters using the Drill CutTool icon. you must perform the following steps: 1. Ensure the required drill operating parameters for the job at hand. therefore use the Modify function to set it up as your first drill setting. 3. Shape 2000 4-67 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Apply the saved operating parameters to the drill point using the Drill Operations icon. You will need to know the DID/Offset number combination to proceed with this instruction. Operation 1. 2. icons Tip Before creating a drill point. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Drill Operations Drill Dimension Apply one or more drill operations to a drill point. Result The Drill Operations List opens with a default setting.

Make your selections. and select the Depth. Recall the required operating parameters (setup via the Drill CutTool function). Result In this example. but instead of using Modify. Create drill points as required. DID 022 / Offset 1 is recalled. 7. Shape 2000 4-68 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . In this example. DID 022 / Offset 2 will be retrieved from the database and applied to the drill point. Drill No = DID number See Drill CutTool Drill Offset = Offset number 5. Click OK to exit the Set Drill Operation Data box. Click Done to exit the Drill Operation List. repeat this process. The new preset data will apply to all subsequent drill points. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Drill Operations Drill Dimension icons Operation 4. 6. To change the parameters. How to apply more than one set of operating parameters to a drill point Repeat the instruction. click Insert to open the Set Drill Operation Data box. Depth type and Cycle type variables.

Click the DeleteAll Dim icon. Click Yes to confirm. icons Operation 1. Shape 2000 4-69 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click F. 2. Result All dimensions displayed in red are removed. Result 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions DeleteAll Dim Drill Dimension Delete all dimension displayed on screen in one command.

Shape 2000 4-70 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Recall the required parameter data set by selecting the applicable DID/Offset number combination. In this example. Operation 1. Click F. Click OK. modified (if required) and applied to a drill head. These icons can be recalled. Click the Drill CutTool icon. DID: 22 / Offset: 2. Setup a new set of DrillTool operating parameters. • Click New . Result 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Drill CutTool Drill Dimension Set up and save drill operating parameters to the system database. Refer to the Drill Operations icon instruction. DID Drill ID number • Activate the DID dropdown to find the next available number in the sequence. Tip More than one set of operating parameters can be applied to a drill head to enable different drilling actions. • Enter the next available number into the Input new ID: box.

Shape 2000 4-71 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . More than one set of parameters can be stored against a DID by applying multiple offset numbers. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Drill CutTool Operation Drill Dimension 3. icons DID • Enter the operating parameters. These unqiue sets of data can be recalled by the selecting the DID/Offset number combination. How to apply drill dimensions to a drill tool Use the Drill Operations icon to recall preset drill tool operating parameters from the database and apply them to the drill point created in Shape. 1 (air) • Click Modify. Continued…. This allows you to create variations for the same cut tool. For example: − DID 022 / Offset 1 / Offset 2 / Offset 3 Spin = spindle speed Feed = feedrate Dwell = time in seconds Tlot = coolant 0 (liquid).

Click the Grinding Tools icon. icons These can be recalled. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Grinding Tools Drill Dimension Set up and save grinding operating parameters to the system database. The colour (green) of the circle indicates the current tool is plasma. The tool is changed later in this procedure via the Step Tools function. GID: Create your own ID numbers or use the default G series (G001 = grinding tool one). G003. for example G002. Result Tip Figure 1 was created without changing the tool setup. modified (if required) and applied to a figure. Click New Series to create a new GID number. Shape 2000 4-72 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Operation 1. If so. the circle would be blue. G004 etc. you may setup the grinding tool prior to creating the figure. however. Click F. These numbers are for reference only (they are not machine tool numbers).

• Click the Add this tool icon. • Scroll and select the required parameters. for example 2. 5. Change the tool selection (if required).2 Click the Tool No dropdown and select Grinding. It is here that you nominate the GID/Offset combination to be applied to the figure. 4 etc. 3. Select the required offset number to automatically recall the saved data. Shape 2000 4-73 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . G001/Offset: 2. overwrite the value and click Modify.3 Click the Grinding Operations box.1 Click the Step Tools icon. Result 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Grinding Tools Drill Dimension icons Operation Offset: Create a set of grinding tool parameters and save them to an offset number. 3. The full parameter ID will display in the Grinding Tools field. In this example. Recall the required parameter data set by selecting the required GID/Offset number combination. Click New Tool to create a new Offset number. select the required field. 5. Modify To change data. • Click the Grinding Tools dropdown. In this example. 5. 5. Click Close (or modify if required). and set up parameters to be stored. The selection will transfer into the Operations window. The new value will be saved. G001/Offset: 2.

If you want a different tool number/ pocket number to be applied to the current figure only. you can see the tool number changes to T62 as a result of selecting Assigned Pocket: 2 (60 + 2 = 62). select the required Assigned Pocket number before you click Add this tool. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Grinding Tools Drill Dimension icons Operation Result Tip When the Grinding Tools ID is transferred to the Operations window. Shape 2000 4-74 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . In this example. the system allocates the machine tool number. • Click Done . The system adds the Assigned Pocket number to 60 to derive the tool number (60 + 12 = 72). • Click OK. The NC code starting number for grinding tools is 60. in this example T72.

Tip The system generates the NC code for the grinding tool setup. Result Shape 2000 4-75 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result • Click OK. Result • Click Yes to overwrite the existing file. Click Save . • Select the No_Name file. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Drill Dimension icon functions Grinding Tools Drill Dimension icons Operation Result The figure changes to blue indicating the grinding tool (with the nominated preset parameters) applies. To view the code: • Click the Save .n icon to bring up the Save As box.

Click F. 3. Result The Which figure? prompt appears in the message display. Operation 1. Right click the mouse to release the text into position. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Key in the text. 2. 4. Result The text appears in position. Click the Add Text icon. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Add Text Text icons Use to add text to a figure at a specified position. Tip Set text parameters via the Text Param icon. 6. Click the mouse at the figure point. Press Esc to exit the function.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Y coordinates. Click OK. Position the text: Method 1 For precision placement. Result The Text position? prompt appears in the message display. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result 5. Click OK. Shape 2000 4-76 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . prior to creating text.

Operation 1. Press Esc to exit the function. 4. Continue to left click text to be deleted. Result The Which text? prompt appears in the message display. The function remains active until you exit. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Delete Text Text icons Use to delete on screen text. Shape 2000 4-77 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click F. Result It will immediately disappear. 2. 3. Left click the mouse on the text. Click the Delete Text icon.

2 Click OK. Click the text. 2.1 Input the rotation angle if required (otherwise ignore). Click F. 3. Result The Which text? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Move Text Text icons Use to move and rotate text to a new position/angle. Result 3. Operation 1. Click the Move Text icon. Shape 2000 4-78 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The New position of text? prompt appears in the message display. 3.

the word will position at that angle. Position text: Method 1 For precision placement. therefore you can keep moving selected text until satisfied with the position. About text rotation If a rotation angle has been applied. Right click the mouse to release the text into position. For example. Place the cursor on the first letter and right click. Result The text moves. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Move Text Text icons Operation 4. Shape 2000 4-79 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Press Esc to exit the function. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. 5. The function remains active. Click OK. using one of the methods described. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. continue to position the cursor. the text will rotate another increment (in degrees). right click and the text will move. Y coordinates.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement).

Result The At what position? prompt appears in the message display. Right click the mouse to release the copy into position. 3. using one of the methods described.Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Result The Belongs to which figure? prompt appears in the message display. Click the text. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Copy Text Text icons Use to copy text. For guidance. Click OK. Result The Which text? prompt appears in the message display. 5. look at the message display for prompts. Position text: Method 1 For precision placement. Y coordinates. Result The text copies. Click F. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. The function remains active. Shape 2000 4-80 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . therefore you can keep copying selected text. 4. 2. Operation 1. Click the Copy Text icon. 6. Press Esc to exit the function. Left click the point to select the figure you require. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X.

The font is fixed. these values are irrelevant to the final print. Note Height & width must be specified. Acc.g. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Text Param Text icons Set up the text operating parameters for the installed marker/s. Result Text Tool This field displays the machine tool number. Shape 2000 4-81 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Text Angle Specifies the printed line angle (not the slant). Inkjet as it affects the final print at the machine. Offset Y Applies to Dot Marker only. Operation 1. However. Dot For Dot Marker. Distance Applies to Inkjet only. you can use these fields to change the size of the character on the Shape workspace. 2. Text Height Specifies the height of the character. T09 inkjet/dot marker. e. Text Width Specifies the width of the character. Click F. Click the Text Param icon. Offset X Applies to Dot Marker only.

Shape 2000 4-82 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Select the marker and setup according to the following instructions. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Text Param Text icons Operation 3.

00 rotation angle change command set to zero G07 L”a” send text to an external serial port M15 inkjet/dot marker transfer & orientation completed M77 start marking M16 inkjet/dot marker trigger M79 end marking N1 T00 zero offset reference point (laser spot) M02 reset 2.1 Write the following code and save as a test program that can be used each time the position of the first character needs to be establis hed. Tip Use the job setup> MDI function at the CNC. 2.0Y0. Step Action 1. Result The marker moves to the laser spot and the character is printed. in order to physically measure the X and Y offset values from the marker rotation point. G90 absolute mode G71 metric G50X0. 2. Prepare to print a test character on the plate. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Dot Marker Text icons A test program must be run to print the first character on the plate. Once found.2 Activate the program.00 feedrate T09 tool number (inkjet/dot marker) G32 C0.3 Press Cycle Start. Shape 2000 4-83 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. these values are input into the Shape Set Text Parameter box.0 component zero F10000. Ensure the value in the Text Angle field is 0.

Enter the measurements into the Set Text Parameter box. 4. It is displayed here for illustrative purposes only (not to scale). Y coordinate axes to find the values: • start position (laser spot) 20mm Y (+) a • 18mm X (+) The dot situated on the character represents the point from which you should measure from. 5. Click OK. Apply the X. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Text icon functions Dot Marker Text icons Step Action 3. Shape 2000 4-84 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Measure the X and Y offset.

Result Selected figures are deleted. for example figure 1 to figure 3. Click the Delete Figure icon. Result When there is more than one figure on screen. Result Select last figure! prompt will appear in the message display. Press Esc to exit the function. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the first figure. the Select first figure! prompt will appear in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW F (Figure) Misc icon functions Delete Figure Misc icons Delete one or more figures. Operation 1. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the last figure. select the figures in ascending order. 5. 4. 2. Click Yes to confirm. When deleting a range of figures. Click F. Shape 2000 4-85 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 6. Result All figures in the range highlight in white and the confirmation box appears. 3.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) The Nest module provides a method of positioning parts onto a sheet in such a way that scrap is minimised and/or machine utilisation maximised. Features of the Nest module include: • move parts on the sheet • make arrays of parts • copy a part to a new position • control the cut sequence of parts. Shape 2000 4-86 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

a Files box appears. Use Restore Fig. with separate figure numbers. The figure will automatically appear. 3. Result New Position? prompt appears in the message display. Result The figure will appear. Click N. Result Enter the coordinate values. Click the Add Figure icon. For precision placement Press V (absolute) or I (relative) at the keyboard. Shape 2000 4-87 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The Draw at saved position box appears.1 Click Yes and respond to the prompt that follows. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Add Figure Basic icons Use to add a saved figure to the screen. Click OK. use Add Nest which will retrieve the file and display it as designed. Tip If the retrieved figure is a nest of parts. Result The Open . if you know it’s a nest. Alternatively. Highlight the required file.2 Click No. to re-establish the separate numbering. the whole nest will be treated as a single figure. 2. Click Open. To confirm: 3. 3. Operation 1.

Press Esc to exit the function. 4. Right click the mouse to place the figure into position. Shape 2000 4-88 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Y coordinate values. Refer to the message display to view the X. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Add Figure Basic icons Operation For freehand placement Drag the mouse to the coordinate position.

all the parts will be numbered separately. Shape 2000 4-89 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Add Nest Basic icons Load a saved nest of parts to the screen. Unlike the Add Figure . Operation Refer to the Add Figure Help topic as the procedure is the same.

icon. Press Esc to exit the function. Result The figure will automatically copy to position. Click OK. Position of copied figure prompt in the message display indicates the function is still active. Right click the mouse to copy the figure to this position. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Copy Fig. Basic icons Copy a figure and place it at any desired position. 4. Click on the figure point. Find the position using one of the following methods: 3. Result Position of copied figure? prompt appears in the message display. you can continue to copy figures to a new X. Result Select a figure! prompt appears in the message display. Shape 2000 4-90 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .1 For precision placement Press V (absolute) or I (relative) at the keyboard. Click the Copy Fig. Y coordinate values. Operation 1.2 For freehand placement Drag the mouse to the coordinate position. In this condition. Note Although the action is complete. 3. 2. 3. Result Enter the coordinate values. Refer to the message display to view the X. Click N.Y coordinate point.

Click N. Left click the mouse to select the point/center of rotation. 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Move Fig.e. with or without figure overlap prevention. Basic icons Rotate and/or move one part on the screen. Result Center of rotation? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Move Fig.1 Gap between figures Enter the minimum gap between figures. so they cannot overlap within each other’s cutting zone. icon.2 Fine step distance Enter the increments of each move when using the arrow keys. With figure overlap prevention off. The = key is used to toggle the overlap prevention. If the prevention is switched on while the figure is in overlap. 2. Press the = key again to move the figure out of the overlap zone. For the overlap prevention to work properly this point must be the one with the figure number. the figure will stop at the preset gap and is unable to move closer. A small distance will increase calculation time but reduce plate material waste. Operation 1. i. 3. Only the use of the arrow keys activates the overlap prevention. the gap between figures will be maintained. When using arrow keys to move the figure With overlap prevention on. Result 3. for example a corner or the part center. Shape 2000 4-91 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . the arrow keys will allow the figure to be moved past the set gap. This value sets the distance to be maintained between figures. the figure will remain locked in place. This feature is most useful to form a nest of figures.

Click OK.Y values as entered into the Input Cursor Position box. Press V (absolute) or I (relative) at the keyboard. Result The figure will automatically move to the new position. In this condition. accept the default (0.00). Input the Current X. 4. • press [ to rotate the figure counterclockwise. you can manually continue to rotate the figure by the degrees set in the Rotation angle field: At the keyboard: • press ] to rotate the figure clockwise. At this point. The arrow keys will move the figure in the increment set in the Fine step distance field. Tip Refer to the coordinates on the message display to confirm the X. If no rotation required.4 Press OK. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. by activating the Input Cursor Position box again or by using the arrow keys. Shape 2000 4-92 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .Y coordinates in the message display to visually see this incremental movement and find your new location. Click OK. Refer to the X. The input box will disappear and the figure will automatically rotate. Basic icons Operation 3.Y coordinate point. If you do enter a rotation angle Enter the rotation angle. 6. New location? prompt in the message display indicates the function is still active. you can continue to move figures to a new X. Current Y coordinate values. Result The Input Cursor Position box appears. Result New location? prompt appears in the message display. 3.3 Rotation angle Enter the rotation angle. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Move Fig. Note Although the action is complete.

Press Esc to release it into position.2 Use the arrow keys • Press the arrow key. Result The cursor automatically picks up the figure and the lines turn white. 3. Click N. Click the figure point. Tip To change the Fine step distance refer to the Move Fig. • If a point does not exist. The white figure outline will immediately return to its original line colour and move in the increments set in the Fine step distance field of the Move Fig. Move the part to the desired position: 4. right click the mouse at the new position. 4. left click the mouse to attach the figure. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Fast Move Basic icons Pick up a part and drag it around the workspace with the mouse.1 Use the mouse Move the mouse to the new position. • Press Esc to release the figure into position. • If a point exists at the new pos ition. 2. Press Esc to release it into position. help topic. Result Which figure? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Fast Move icon. 4. Operation 1. freehand. function. Shape 2000 4-93 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Shape 2000 4-94 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . before pressing Esc to set the figure into the new position. at the keyboard: • press ] to rotate the figure clockwise. • press Esc to finalise the position. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Fast Move Basic icons Operation About rotation Move mode. However. • press [ to rotate the figure counterclockwise. the system will apply a 5° angle in default. function. Tip To change the Rotation angle refer to the Move Fig. if the Rotation angle is zero. these increments will be applied. Whether moving the figure using the mouse or arrow keys. Note If the Rotation angle field has been set via the Move Fig. help topic.

the following alert will appear. the contour will be allocated a figure number when this process is applied. Click N. Press Esc to clear the last command and start again. 5. Left click the contour point. 2. Result Select a start point ! prompt appears in the message display. Operation 1. Click OK. Tip If you don’t click the contour point. Basic icons Convert the individual contours that make up the figure. Click the Split Fig. Press Esc to exit the function. 3. Continue to click the required contour points to convert them to figures. Shape 2000 4-95 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. into figures in their own right. Result A figure number will appear. i. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Split Fig.e. icon.

Result Select first figure ! prompt appears in the message display. function. icon. Basic icons Combines two or more figures into a single figure after which the combination will be treated as one. Click the Combine Fig. Shape 2000 4-96 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. Result The figures automatically combine. 4. Press Esc to exit the function. Operation 1. use the Restore Fig. 2. Result Select last figure! prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Combine Fig. Tip To reverse/undo the process. Left click the figure point. Click N. Left click the second figure point. 5.

Note • When there is only one figure. 2.2 X gap / Y gap Enter the minimum distance between parts (gap) or accept the default setting. Click the Rect. • When there is more than one figure. Result 2. Y offset. the Input box will automatically appear. the following prompt will appear in the message display: Which figure? Left click the point of the figure to be arrayed and the Input box will appear. 2. Operation 1. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Rect.1 X offset / Y Offset Set the X. Shape 2000 4-97 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Array Basic icons From one part on the screen an array up and to the right is created. Array icon. Click N.

Result The array of figures appear on the workspace. Result 3. Array Basic icons Operation 2. Confirm the cutting sequence: Yes = X direction first No = Y direction first. 4. Shape 2000 4-98 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result 5.3 Click OK. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Rect. Click OK. Input number of figures in the X and Y direction.

Choose which method of compacting. Click the Rings Array icon. 2. Shape 2000 4-99 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . across the X axis or across the Y axis (the quantity of parts possible from the specific plate size is indicated for each method) from the list selection . 5. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Rings Array Basic icons Forms staggered columns/rows of round parts. Result 4. Use Fast Move to position the part in the left bottom corner. Operation 1. Click OK. Enter the gap required between parts or accept the default setting as automatically displayed in the Input Parameter box. Result 6. 3. Click N.

Result 8. Click OK. Enter the number of parts in the X and Y direction or accept the system’s calculated maximum quantity. Click OK. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Rings Array Basic icons Operation 7. Result The figures automatically array. 9. Shape 2000 4-100 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Input the number of parts to be evenly distributed along the circle. The parts are rotated along the array circle. Y coordinate position and click to enter the center point of the array. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Circular Array Basic icons From one part on the screen a circular array is created. Result 4. Click OK. 3. Shape 2000 4-101 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Move the mouse freehand to the required X. 2. Click N. 5. Click the Circular Array icon. Result Center of array? prompt appears in the message display. Result The figures automatically array. Operation 1.

This can be undone by clicking Restore Fig. Result Which figure? prompt appears in the message display (when there is more than one figure on screen). 2. has joined a selection of figures into one. as originally designed. This function restores the separate figure numbers. Click the Restore Fig. Basic icons Reverse/undo a move made on one or more figures. Example 1 When a nest of parts has been recalled to the screen via Add Figure . regardless of the number of contours that form this figure. Operation 1. icon. 3. Example 2 Combine Fig. it is recalled as a single figure. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Restore Fig. Shape 2000 4-102 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The separate figure numbers appear. Click N. Left click the point of the figure to be restored.

Left click each star. 3. icon. 6. to replace it with the required figure number. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions ReOrder Fig. in the new order. 5. 4. Click the point of the last figure.) prompt appears in the message display. inclusive. Click N. Result Select first figure! prompt appears in the message display. Basic icons Cancel a selection of figure numbers and manually re-apply them in a different order. Left click the point of the first figure of the group to be re- organised. Operation 1. Shape 2000 4-103 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result A star will replace each figure number. Position figure (no. 2. Result Select last figure ! prompt appears in the message display. Click Esc to exit the function. Click the ReOrder Fig.

Result 3. Click N. Shape 2000 4-104 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Auto ReOrder Fig. 2. Basic icons Have the computer reorder the figure numbers based on a standard pattern. Result The figure numbers will change in accordance with the pattern selected. icon. This is the path that the torch will take. Select the order type from the list selection box. Click the Auto ReOrder Fig. Click OK. 4. Operation 1.

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Basic icon functions

Alter Traverse

Basic icons View the traverse and alter the course of the torch. Use F3 to toggle the
traverse lines on/off.

Operation

1. Click N.

2. Click the Alter Traverse icon.

Result
Pink traverse lines appear between the figures.

3. Right click the mouse somewhere on the required traverse
line.

Result
Drag traverse! prompt appears in the message display. The
traverse line highlights in white.

4. Drag the traverse line to the new position. Right click the
mouse to release it into position.

Tip Use F3 to toggle the traverse lines on/off.

5. Click Esc to exit the function.

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Basic icon functions

Parts Parameters

Basic icons Displays and allows changes of the part identification and quantities
required.

Only individually saved parts can be dealt with.

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Basic icon functions

Nest Report

Basic icons Print the parameters for the current nest, including additional estimating
information such as cutting speed, cut path length, traverse length, number
of corners, number of starts and time required for the task.

Operation

1. Click N.

2. Have the nest visible in the graphic window.

3. Click the Nest Report icon.

Result
Printer Ready? prompt box appears.

4. Click Yes to send the report to the printer or No if a printout is
not required.

Result
The report will appear on screen.

5. Close the nestReport window to exit the function.

View Parts

Select a particular part of a nest. All identical parts will be highlighted and
their count displayed.

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Basic icon functions

Cut Simulation

Basic icons Preview the cut sequence on screen.

Operation

1. Click N.

2. Click the Cut Simulation icon.

Result
Select start figure! prompt appears in the message display.

3. Left click the figure point.

Result
The cut simulation starts.

Tip Increase animation speed by repeatedly clicking the
right mouse.

Stop the simulation any time during the cycle by
rolling the wheel of the mouse, or press Esc.

Press F7 to toggle the arrows on/off, to view the cut
direction of each figure.

Related topic
To change the direction, go to
F> Modify Figure> Reverse Direction icon.

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Click the Change Sheet icon. 2. the machine defaults will be used. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Basic icon functions Change Sheet Basic icons Unlike the Clear Sheet command (from the main menu). Operation 1. if not. 3. Click OK. This will allow tight nesting on the actual cutting sheet. this changes the sheet and grid size without deleting the existing figures or geometry. Result The Input box appears. 4. This is particularly useful when the operator wants to change the screen size from an average part size to the size of the sheet that the parts are to be cut from. The material thickness and type can also be specified. Enter the required parameters. Result The new sheet size will be applied. Shape 2000 4-109 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click N.

In this screen example.5. To reduce this example scale factor back to original size. Click the Scale Fig. Scale factor 2 would double the size of the part. Click N. input 0.0). 5.0. Result The figure will adjust accordingly. icon. Result 4. Miscellaneous Proportionally enlarge or reduces all dimensions of a part. Shape 2000 4-110 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Figure 2 represents what the figure looks like with the scale factor applied. icons Operation 1. 2.0.Y400. Figure 1 represents the original figure (X200.0. Input the required scale factor. For example. The new dimensions become X400. Result Which figure? prompt appears in the message display.Y200. Click OK. Click the point of the figure. 3. Tip The scale factor is a ratio. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Miscellaneous icon functions Scale Fig.

Result Which figure? prompt appears in the message display. input –10. Result The figure will adjust accordingly. Result The Input Parameter box appears. 4. Figure 2 represents what the figure looks like with the expand offset applied. 3.0. 2. Click OK. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Miscellaneous icon functions Expand Fig. icon.0). Left click the point of the figure. Click N. The new dimensions become X220. Shape 2000 4-111 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Figure 1 represents the original figure (X200. 5. Miscellaneous Enlarge or reduce the size of a part (in inches or mm) by moving the icons outside perimeter a constant distance out/in. To reduce back to original size. Click the Expand Fig. In this screen example.0.Y220. Input the expand offset value. as all four sides have expanded by 10mm.0.Y200. Operation 1.

Click the Flip Fig. Original position Flipped position Shape 2000 4-112 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. Drag the mouse to the new X. Left click the point of the figure. icon. Result Position of flipped part? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Result Which figure? prompt appears in the message display. and left click the mouse to place the figure in the new position. Click N. Miscellaneous Flip a figure (mirror image). When a figure is flipped. the original kerf icons compensation is changed to the new figure and the cutting sequence is reversed. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Miscellaneous icon functions Flip Fig. 4.Y position (refer to the coordinates on the message display for guidance). 2.

3. Result Nothing seems to happen. There are no prompts in the message display. Click Esc to exit the function. or improve parts handling after cutting. 5. Result 4. 7. Click OK. Input the required parameters. Left click the second segment. 6. Left click the mouse somewhere on the workspace to activate the Dialog box. Bridge cutting results in a lower number of pierces. Result 1st segment bridge pt! prompt appears in the message display. 2. Operation 1. Result 2nd segment bridge pt! prompt appears in the message display. Shape 2000 4-113 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW N (Nest) Miscellaneous icon functions Bridge Cut Miscellaneous Bridge cutting applies to separate parts that are kept together with bridges. Left click the mouse on the first segment. Click the Bridge Cut icon. Click N. Result The system draws the bridge and the two figures become one. icons The bridges may prevent small parts from falling down the worktable.

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Miscellaneous icon functions

Delete Bridge

Miscellaneous Delete a bridge cut.
icons
Operation

1. Click N.

2. Click the Bridge Cut icon.

Result
Nothing seems to happen. A prompt does not appear in the
message display, although the cursor is in cross mode,
indicating an action is required.

3. Left click the mouse somewhere on the workspace.

Result
Position a bridge line! prompt appears in the message
display.

4. Left click the mouse on the bridge.

Result
The bridge disappears. Position next bridge line! prompt
appears. Ignore this.

5. Click Esc to exit the function.

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Miscellaneous icon functions

Common Cut

Miscellaneous This refers to a cut being effective to two parts. Cutting a plate into strips is
icons efficient because all inside cuts result in a part on both sides of the cut.
Treat the gap like a kerf.

Operation

1. Start with the figures.

2. Click N.

3. Click the Common Cut icon.

Result
1st common line prompt appears in the message display.

4. Left click the mouse somewhere on the line of the first figure.

Result
2nd common line prompt appears in the message display.

5. Left click the mouse somewhere on the line of the second
figure.

5.1 Enter the gap. Treat the gap like a kerf. The cut will
be made between the figures, in this example, 4mm
either side of the cut line.
5.2 Click OK.

Result
Nothing seems to happen, although the 2nd common line
prompt remains in the message display.

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N (Nest)

Miscellaneous icon functions

Common Cut

Miscellaneous Operation
icons
6. Left click the mouse somewhere on the second figure line.

Result
The second figure moves 8mm from the first figure.

At this stage, there are two figure numbers. Click Esc
to exit the function, then exit N mode (for example,
click F). This will refresh the screen, and the two
figures will infact be one.

Tip Use the Cut Simulation icon located in N> Basic to
view the cut path.

Delete ComCut

Delete a common cut.

Operation
1. Click N.

2. Click the Delete ComCut icon.

Result
Select common line prompt appears in the message display.

3. Left click the mouse on the common line.

Result
The parts separate as the gap is restored.

4. Click Esc to exit the function.

Tip Use the Split Fig. icon located in N> Basic if you wish
to restore the parts to two separate figures.

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Miscellaneous icon functions

Delete Fig.

How to use icons Remove a range of figures in one action. The remaining figures will
automatically re-number.

Operation

1. Click N.

2. Click the Delete Fig. icon.

Result
Select first figure! prompt appears in the message display.

3. Left click the point of the first figure in the range.

Result
Select last figure! prompt appears in the message display.

4. Left click the point of the last figure.

Result

The outline of the selected figures changes to white and the
confirmation box appears.

5. Click OK.

Result
The selected figures are removed. The remaining figures
are automatically re-numbered.

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Shape 2000 4-118 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . and thus become a part of the actual tool path. Parts of this shape can be traced using the F (Figure) module. two elements are made to have just one point in common. lines. arcs and circles.g. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) The Geometry module is used to meet conditions between construction elements. e. These elements. consisting of points. can be joined together to form the outline of a complex shape.

Shape 2000 4-119 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Tip This icon is permanently displayed in the main tool bar. Click Open. Operation 1. Click G. Result Test. The same icon is also available in the Geometry module.g file Basic icons Recall previously saved geometry to the workspace. 2. Click the Open .g file icon. Result The saved geometry opens on the workspace exactly as originally created. 4. Highlight the required file from the list.g 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Basic icon functions Open .

Click the Undo Geom icon. Result All geometry is removed from screen. Result The last geometry point/line/circle created is removed from screen. 2. use DeleteAll Geom . 2. Result 3. Operation 1. in reverse. Operation 1. Click the DeleteAll Geom icon. Click Yes to confirm. Click G. Shape 2000 4-120 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . To remove all geometry at once. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Basic icon functions Undo Geom Basic icons Click this icon once to undo the last geometry point/line/circle created. DeleteAll Geom Delete all geometry in one command. Click G. Tip Repeatedly click to remove geometry step by step.

Left click the point of the first figure in the range. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Basic icon functions Delete Fig. 3. Result The outline of the selected figures changes to white and the confirmation box appears. Result Select first figure! prompt appears in the message display. 2. Result The selected figures are removed. The remaining figures are automatically re-numbered. Click OK. Click the Delete Fig. The remaining figures will automatically re-number. Result Select last figure! prompt appears in the message display. 5. Shape 2000 4-121 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. Left click the point of the last figure. – delete a figure Basic icons Remove one or a range of figures in one action. Operation 1. icon. Click G.

3. Y coordinates. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Click the Cursor Position icon. Operation 1. Tip The function remains active allowing you to continue creating geometry points. Position text: Method 1 For precision placement. Shape 2000 4-122 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Right click the mouse to release the point into position. 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create points Cursor Position – point at cursor position Define Point icons Create a geometry point. 2. Result Point position? prompt appears in the message display. Click G. Press Esc to exit the function. Click OK.

Press Esc to exit the function. 2. Shape 2000 4-123 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. Operation 1. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create points Intersection – point at an intersection Define Point icons Create a geometry point at an intersection. Tip The function remains active allowing you to continue creating intersection points. Result Which intersection? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the required intersecting geometry lines. Click the Intersection icon. Click G.

Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the required centre of a geometry circle. Result Which circle? prompt appears in the message display. Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-124 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create points Circle Center – center point of a circle Define Point icons Operation 1. Tip The function remains active allowing you to continue creating intersection points. Click the Circle Center icon. 2. Click G. 4. 3.

Result Distance to which point? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Line DistPoint icon. 5. Input the distance the new point is to be from the start point. at a nominated distance from another point. Operation 1. 2. Result The Input Parameter box appears. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. 40mm x new pt Shape 2000 4-125 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click OK. The new point is to be 40mm from the corner). Result The geometry point appears in the nominated position. 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create points Line DistPoint – point on a line at a distance to a point Define Point icons Create a geometry point on a line. Left click the cursor somewhere on the required line. 6. 4. Click G. Left click the point on the required line that the new point will measure from (see the screen view below.

4. Shape 2000 4-126 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. 3. Position the cursor as close as possible and left click the mouse to snap to the point. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create points Delete Point Define Point icons Individually delete geometry points. 2. Tip The function remains active allowing you to continue deleting geometry points. Click the Delete Point icon. Click G. Press Esc to exit the function. Result Which point prompt appears in the message display.

5. Tip The grid lines must be on. Operation 1. 4. left clicking the mouse will snap the point to the nearest figure/contour point. Method 2 Right click the mouse to release the point at the cursor position. Click G. Result The second point will appear and the system will automatically draw a line between the two points. 2. Shape 2000 4-127 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Two Points – line through two points Define Line icons Draw a line through two points. Tip The function remains active allowing you to continue creating two point lines. Result Second point? prompt appears in the message display. Position the cursor: Method 1 Left click the mouse to snap the point to grid (F5). Press Esc to exit the function. If not. Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Two Points icon. Position the cursor and click to release the point. 3.

2. Operation 1. Click G. Position the cursor and right click to create the start point of the line. Position the cursor at the approximate location of the tangent point (left/right/over/under) on the circle. Click the Pt Tangent icon. Right click the mouse to release the point. 4. Result Approx tangent point? prompt appears in the message display. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system draws a line between the two points. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt Tangent – line through a point tangent to a circle Define Line icons Draw a line through a known point and tangential to a known circle. Press Esc to exit the function. 3. Pt 2 tangent point Pt 1 start of line 5. Shape 2000 4-128 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Click the Pt AngXaxis icon. Enter the angle. Result The system draws a line at the required angle to the X axis. Click OK. and right click to release it at that location. Press Esc to exit the function. Result 4. at a specified angle to the X axis. Operation 1. Shape 2000 4-129 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt AngXaxis – line through a point at an angle to X axis Define Line icons Draw a line through a known point. 2. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. for example 45. Click G. 45° 5. Position the cursor at the point the line is to run through.

5. Shape 2000 4-130 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. parallel to an existing line. Click the Pt Parallel icon. Operation 1. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Position the cursor at the point which the new line is to run. Press Esc to exit the function. 2. Result The system draws a line identical to the original at the nominated position. Click G. Click the existing line that the new line is to run parallel to. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt Parallel – line through a point parallel to a line Define Line icons Draw a line through a known point. and click to release the point at that location.

3. 5. Shape 2000 4-131 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. Click the Pt Perp icon. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. Position the cursor at the point which the new line is to run. Result The system draws a line perpendicular to the original. and click to release the point at that location. Click G. at a right angle to an existing line. Click the existing line that the new line is to run perpendicular (at right angle) to. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt Perp – line through a point perpendicular to a line Define Line icons Draw a line through a known point. Operation 1. 2. Press Esc to exit the function. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display.

Result 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt AngYaxis – line through a point at an angle to Y axis Define Line icons Draw a a line through a known point. for example 45. Shape 2000 4-132 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click G. Click OK. Enter the angle. 3. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. at a specified angle to the Y axis. Result The system draws a line at the required angle to the Y axis. Press Esc to exit the function. 45° 5. Click the Pt AngYaxis icon. Right click the mouse to release the point at the position the line is to run through. 2. Operation 1.

Enter the required angle and the number of lines to draw from the point. Click OK. Use the Angle Dim function to check the angle is correct. at the specified angle. Result 5. at a specified angle to an existing line. Click somewhere on the existing line. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system draws a line through the point. Right click the mouse to release the point at the position the line is to run through. Click the Pt Angline icon. Operation 1. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt Angline – line through a point at an angle to a line Define Line icons Draw a line through a known point. 2. 4. Go to F>Drill Dimension> Angle Dim . Click G. 3. Shape 2000 4-133 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Click OK. Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-134 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The Input Parameter box appears prompting What gradient. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. 4. where the gradient of a line is defined as the ratio of the Y rise of the line divided by the X run of the line (rise/run). Determine what gradient. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Pt Gradient – line through a point at a given radius Define Line icons Draw a line at a known gradient. i. 2. Click G. Left click the mouse to release the point at the position the line is to run through. 150/150 = 1 5. Y/X. Click the Pt Gradient icon. 3. Result 6.e. Look at the screen view example. Operation 1. Enter the gradient of the new line.

Enter the Offset distance and Number of lines (if more than one). Press Esc to exit the function. Result The system draws a perpendicular line. Result Approx. Shape 2000 4-135 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click somewhere on the existing line. Left click the mouse on the workspace to indicate which side to draw the line. 2. position of line? prompt appears in the message display. Click G. at the specified offset. Click the Offset Line icon. 5. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Offset Line – line offset from a line Define Line icons Draw a line parallel to an existing line at a known perpendicular distance from the existing line. Click OK. 5. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Operation 1. Result 4.

Result First line? prompt appears in the message display. Operation 1. Result Second line? prompt appears in the message display. 2. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. Go to F>Drill Dimension> Angle Dim . Click the Bisect 2Lines icon. The existing lines may be parallel in which case the bisecting line runs right between the lines. Result Where will the line run? prompt appears in the message display. Click G. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Bisect 2Lines – line bisecting two lines Define Line icons Make a line that will bisect (divide in two equal parts) the angle between two existing lines. Result The system draws a line. Shape 2000 4-136 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. Left click the mouse to indicate where the line is to run. 5. Left click somewhere on the first existing line. Tip Use the Angle Dim function to find the angle values. Left click somewhere on the second existing line. 3.

Left click on the first point (in this example Figure 1 point). Tip Use the Linear Dim function to check the distances are equal. 4. Result A red geometry point is drawn and a line is simultaneously created at the median point. The Second point? prompt appears in the message display. Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Click G. 3. Operation 1. Go to F>Drill Dimension> Linear Dim . Result A red geometry point is drawn. Left click at the end of the existing line. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Median Pts – line at median between two points Define Line icons Draw a line midway between two points of an existing line. Shape 2000 4-137 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Median Pts icon. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. 2.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Tang 2Circles – line tangent to two circles Define Line icons Draw a line that is tangential to two circles. Result Approx 1st tangent point? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Tang 2Circles icon. Click G. As there are four possible positions where such a line can lie. the region in which the line will pass must be indicated. Shape 2000 4-138 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. Result Approx 2nd tangent point? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Position the cursor at the approximate tangent point of the first circle and click the mouse. 3. 2. 1st point 2nd point 5. Press Esc to exit the function. Result A red point appears at the position of the 1st and 2nd point and the system draws a line between them. Position the cursor at the approximate tangent point of the second circle and click the mouse.

Input the required angle to the X axis. Result 4. Click OK. 3. 5. Result A red geometry line is drawn at the specified angle (in this example. Click G. Operation 1. Result Approx tangent point? prompt appears in the message display. 2. Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-139 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Tang Angle icon. at 45°). Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Tang Angle – line tangent to a circle at a given angle Define Line icons Draw a line that is tangential to a circle and at a known angle to the X axis. Position the cursor at the approximate tangent point of the circle and click the mouse.

Click the Delete Line icon. Shape 2000 4-140 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . The function remains active allowing you to continue deleting lines. Press Esc to exit the function. Click G. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create lines Delete Line Define Line icons Delete a line. 2. 4. Left click the mouse somewhere on the line. Result The line is removed. Operation 1. Result Which line prompt appears in the message display. 3.

Y coordinate values in the message display to assist with placement). Right click the mouse to release the point into position. Result 4. Method 2 Use the mouse for freehand placement (refer to the X. Click OK. Result The system draws a geometry circle around the center point. Click the Define Circle icon. Tip Check the radius of the new circle is correct. 5. Go to the F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts in the message display. Click G. Click OK. 2. Y coordinates. Position the center point: Method 1 For precision placement. 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Center Radius – circle using center and radius Define Circle icons Draw a circle of a specified radius at a nominated location. Enter the required radius. Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-141 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. press V or I at the keyboard to input X. Result Position of center? prompt appears in the message display.

second point and third point. Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the first point. 4. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Three Points – circle passing through three points Define Circle icons Draw a circle through three existing points. Shape 2000 4-142 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The system draws a circle between the three points and creates the corresponding center point. Create the three points or locate the existing three points. Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Three Points icon. Click G. 3. Operation 1. 2.

Press Esc to exit the function. use the Diameter Dim and Radius Dim functions in the F> Drill Dimension module. so the function will activate. 5. attach a figure or contour point to one of the geometry points. Shape 2000 4-143 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . To do this. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Three Points – circle passing through three points Define Circle icons Operation Tip To determine the diameter and/or radius dimensions.

Operation 1. Left click the mouse to snap to the second existing point. Left click the mouse to snap to the existing point. Click the mouse anywhere on the workspace to bring up the Input Parameter dialogue box. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Tip Check the radius of the new circle. 4. Shape 2000 4-144 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Go to F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts. Result The system draws a circle between the two points. Click OK to accept the given radius. Click G. 7. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Radius TwoPoint – circle with given radius. through two pts Define Circle icons Draw a circle through two existing points and let the system determine the radius. 3. 2. Result Second point? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Radius TwoPoint icon. Press Esc to exit the function. 6. 5.

Shape 2000 4-145 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Go to F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent 3Lines – circle tangent to three lines Define Circle icons Create a circle that lies tangential to three existing lines. Left click the mouse in the area where the circle is to be drawn. 3. Repeat to select the second and third line. Click the Tangent 3Lines icon. Press Esc to exit the function. 2. 6. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. 5. Click G. Result The system draws the circle between the three lines. Tip Check the radius of the new circle. Position the cursor somewhere on the first existing line and left click to select (the order of selection is not important). Result First line? prompt appears in the message display. Result Second line? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Operation 1.

2. Result First line? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Rad Tang2Lines – circle tangent to 2 lines with given radius Define Circle icons Draw a circle by specifying the two lines it runs tangential to and the radius of the circle. Left click the mouse in the area where the circle is to be drawn. 5. Shape 2000 4-146 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Tip Check the radius of the new circle. Press Esc to exit the function. Click the Rad Tang2Lines icon. Repeat to select the second. Result Second line? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Operation 1. 4. Position the cursor somewhere on the first existing line and left click to select (the order of selection is not important). Result 6. Click G. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Click OK to accept the given radius. Go to F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts. Result The system draws a circle between the two lines. 7.

through a known point. Input the radius (in this example 100). 7. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent RadiusPt – circle through a pt & tangent to a line Define Circle icons Draw a circle of a specified radius that runs tangential to an existing line. 4. Click the Tangent RadiusPt icon. Result Tangent line? prompt appears in the message display. Result Passing point? prom pt appears in the message display. Go to F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Tip Check the radius of the new circle. Left click to snap the cursor to an existing point. Position the cursor somewhere on the required line and left click to select. or right click to release a new point into position. Result 6. 3. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. Operation 1. Click OK. 2. Shape 2000 4-147 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 5. Click G. Press Esc to exit the function. Result The system draws the circle with the specified radius.

Operation 1. 2. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. Press Esc to exit the function. Go to F> Drill Dimension> Radius Dim icon and follow the prompts. 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent 2Points – circle through 2 pts & tangent to a line Define Circle icons Draw a circle that runs through two points and tangential to an existing line. or right click to release a new point into position. Result Second point? prompt appears in the message display. 6. Left click to snap the cursor to an existing point. Click the Tangent 2Points icon. or right click to release a new point into position. 4. Pt 1 Pt 2 existing line Tip Check the radius of the new circle. Result The system draws the circle between the two points and tangential to the line. Result First point? prompt appears in the message display. Left click to snap the cursor to an existing point. 5. Position the cursor somewhere on the required line and left click to select. Result Tangent line? prompt appears in the message display. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. Click G. 7. Shape 2000 4-148 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

Shape 2000 4-149 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. 3. Result Second circle? prompt appears in the message display. Left click to select the second existing circle. Result 6. Click OK. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. 2. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. 7. Click G. Press Esc to exit the function. Result The system draws the geometry circle. Left click to select the first existing circle. Result First circle? prompt appears in the message display. Accept the system radius or input the required radius. 4. Click the Tangent 2OutC icon. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. 5. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent 2OutC – circle tangent to two outside circles Define Circle icons Draw a circle of a given radius that runs tangential to two existing circles that lie outside the new circle.

2. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. Shape 2000 4-150 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 4. 5. Press Esc to exit the function. Result Second circle? prompt appears in the message display. 7. Result 6. Left click to select the first existing circle. Accept the system radius or input the required radius. Result The system draws the geometry circle around the existing circles. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent 2IncC – circle tangent to two inside circles Define Circle icons Draw a circle of a given radius that runs tangential to two existing circles that lie inside the new circle. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Click G. Result First circle? prompt appears in the message display. Click the Tangent 2IncC icon. Left click to select the second existing circle. Click OK. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. Operation 1.

Click OK. Click G. Left click to select the existing circle to be inside the new geometry circle. Click the Tangent OutInC icon. Result Outside circle? prompt appears in the message display. Left click to select the second existing circle. Result 6. Operation 1. 5. 4. one that lies inside the new circle and the other outside the new circle. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. 3. Press Esc to exit the function. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent OutInC – circle tangent to inside & outside circles Define Circle icons Draw a circle of a given radius that runs tangential to two circles. Accept the system radius. Shape 2000 4-151 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. 7. Result Ins ide circle? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system draws the geometry circle.

7. Click the Tangent LineC icon. Operation 1. Press Esc to exit the function. 5. 2. Result Which line? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Result Which circle? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent LineC – circle of given size tangent to existing circle & line Define Circle icons Draw a circle that runs tangent to an existing line and circle. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. Click G. Result 6. Left click to select the existing circle. Shape 2000 4-152 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click to select the existing line. Click OK. Accept the system radius. Result The system draws the geometry circle.

to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. through a point & of a given radius Define Circle icons Draw a circle that runs tangential to an outside of an existing circle. Click the Tangent PointC icon. Click G. Result 5. Press Esc to exit the function. passing through a known point and is of a given radius. Result The system draws the geometry circle. 4. Click OK. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent PointC – circle tangent to an outside circle. Result Which circle? prompt appears in the message display. Operation 1. 2. Left click to snap the cursor to the existing point (the new circle will run through this point). 6. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. 3. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. existing pt new circle existing circle 7. Shape 2000 4-153 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click to select the existing circle. Accept the system radius.

to indicate where the circle is to be drawn. Shape 2000 4-154 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. through a point & of given radius Define Circle icons Draw a circle that runs tangential to. 4. 6. Result Through which point? prompt appears in the message display.circle tangent to an inside circle. Click G. 2. Left click the mouse at the approximate position of the circle center. Result Approx center? prompt appears in the message display. 3. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Tangent PointInC . Press Esc to exit the function. Click the Tangent PointC icon. and around an existing circle. Left click to select the existing circle. Accept the system radius. Result 5. Result Which circle? prompt appears in the message display. Result The system draws the geometry circle. Click OK. Left click to snap the cursor to the existing point (the new circle will run through this point). existing pt new circle 7. passes through a point and is of a given radius.

click out of G to another menu. Left click to snap the cursor to an existing point or right click to release a new point into position. and back again. Operation 1. Click G. then as stage two of the process. Click OK. Input the arc angle (in this example 45°). Press Esc to exit the function. Shape 2000 4-155 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Left click to snap the cursor to an existing point or right click to release a new point into position. 2. If the circle does not appear. retaining the arc points. Result 5. The system will draw a circle on which the arc has been marked by points. the center of the arc and the angle the arc subtends (stretches) about its center. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Define Arc Define Circle icons Draw an arc by specifying the starting point of the arc. center of arc pt start arc pt arc drawn at 45° 6. 3. Result The system draws the arc. complete the circle drawing. as shown below. Click the Define Arc icon. Result Center of arc? prompt appears in the message display. 4. Result Start point of arc? prompt appears in the message display.

The geometry points of the deleted circle remain on screen. 4. Left click the mouse somewhere on the circle. Press Esc to exit the function. Click G. Shape 2000 4-156 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result Which circle prompt appears in the message display. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW G (Geometry) Create circles Delete Circle Define Circle icons Delete a circle. Result The circle will be deleted. Click the Delete Circle icon. 3. Use the Delete Point function to remove these. Repeat to continue. Operation 1. 2. Tip The Which circle prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. if required.

Fig. Press Zoom Reset to restore to normal view. Result The screen automatically reduces in one motion to reveal parts drawn outside the normal sheet size. Tip The zoom icons are on permanent display as they are not available through the pull down menu. 2 outside normal view 2. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Zoom tools The Zoom functions allow you to magnify or reduce the view of the part on screen and to pan across the screen. Operation 1. If parts are positioned outside of the set sheet size and are not visible when in normal view. Zoom Extent Zoom icon panel Reduce the size of the screen to its full extent. 1 within normal view Zoom Extent reveals Fig. this function will reduce the size of the screen to show all parts. Shape 2000 4-157 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Zoom Extent icon.

Click the Zoom Pan icon. Result A white highlight line appears. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Zoom tools Zoom Pan Zoom icon panel Pan around the screen.2 Click the mouse to stop the white line. Simply drag the mouse to reactivate it and continue panning. it is still active. Result The cursor anchors at the center point of the window.1 Drag the cursor across the screen in the required direction. Although the white line disappears. At the same tim e the Center of window? prompt appears in the message display. 1. Shape 2000 4-158 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 1. Operation 1. Press Esc to exit the function. anchor point È 2. Result The view pans to that location.

Click the Zoom In icon. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Zoom tools Zoom In Zoom icon panel Magnify the view.3 Left click the mouse to establish the end point. Press Esc to exit the function. 3. Result Drag a zoom rectangle! prompt appears in the message display. therefore continue to enlarge the view even further. Shape 2000 4-159 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .2 Hold and drag the mouse to bring up the white highlight lines.1 Left click the mouse to establish an anchor point. The prompt remains in the message display indicating the function is still active. 2. Position the cursor somewhere outside of the shape to be magnified. Capture the shape in its entirety or part of. 2. 2. by clicking the Zoom Reset icon. 2. Operation 1. or incrementally using Zoom Out . Result The shape will automatically enlarge. Tip Restore the graphic to its original position in one motion.

Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Zoom tools Zoom Out Zoom icon panel Restore the enlarged view incrementally to its original size. Click the Zoom Out icon. Result The enlarged shape is restored to its original size.e. Operation 1. Shape 2000 4-160 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . reverse the magnifications made using Zoom In. Result The enlarged shape will reduce by one increment. Continue to click the icon until the desired view is reached. Zoom Reset Restore the enlarged view to its original size in one motion. if the figure on screen was enlarged x2. Click the Zoom Reset icon. Operation 1. 2. For example. Zoom Out will reduce the size by the same two increments. i.

panel Operation 1. Click Yes to confirm. Click Yes or No as required.a file recently opened. Result The graphic will open onto the current screen. Result 3.a Open files icon Reload an . Recent . Highlight the required filename and click OK. or add it to the current screen drawing.a icon. Result 4. Click the Recent . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Open files Open an existing file onto a new sheet. Result A list selection box appears. 2. Shape 2000 4-161 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .

a file from the system folder. Result 4. Shape 2000 4-162 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Open .a icon. or right click the mouse at the required position on the workspace. No • the New position? prompt appears in the message display. Press V or I at the keyboard to input exact X. Result The graphic will open onto the current screen. panel Operation 1. Click Yes or No as required. Highlight the required file. Result The message box below appears. Yes the message box below immediately appears. Result If you click… then…. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Open files Open . Click Open. Result 2. Y coordinate values into the Input Cursor Position box.a Open files icon Open an .

Open . Click Yes or No as required. Click the Open .n icon.n file from the system folder. Click Open. Result 3. Result 2. Result 2.g file from the system folder. Click Open. Result The saved geometry appears on screen. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Open files Open .n Open an .g Open files icon Open a . Click the Open . Shape 2000 4-163 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .n icon. Highlight the required file. Operation 1. Highlight the required file. panel Operation 1.

dxf Open files icon Open a . panel Note A detailed section about dxf file operations is currently being written. You will be supplied with an updated version of this Shape manual when complete.dxf file from the system folder. Shape 2000 4-164 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Open files Open .

is that you should be aware of the following: Warning! Shape 2000 does not save at regular intervals. be saved under its original name unless a new name is typed in. Tip A quick save for *.a file. When opening an existing file. The save mode can be used to: Save. Save. Save. Autosave could result in loss of a deliberately saved intermediate step of the figure development.n Contains the machine codes. The reason why this topic is placed first. apparently out of sequence.g file. it will be added onto the current screen drawing. Shape 2000 4-165 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .a* files is available by pressing Ctrl S. save the existing screen. To enable the exchange between different drawing software packages.g Save geometry elements as a .This file type contains all cut path (with tool and machine data) information to generate the NC program.a file. this is saved as an . Refer to the operating instruction following for an example of how to save a figure to an . If required. when drawing your design in Figure mode. When saving a new file you will be prompted to input a name.a file. this is done to give the user full control over every step. So. When saving a file under a new name. The Save icons are used to store the on screen information for a particular purpose. These support data are only needed during the design phase of the tool paths. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Save files Saving is normally done after file creation or modification. by default. to be retrieved for later use.dxf A data transfer standard file. The machine operator uses this file to run the actual cutting process. This file type stores the geometry data that are used to mathematically describe and position the cut path. then clear the screen to open the file on a blank screen. When saving an existing file it will. the dxf file serves as the common language between drawing standards.a Save part profiles as an . Like in most expert software. Save. the file with the original name will remain available unchanged.

Key in the required details. Go to the File name: field and key in the name. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Save files Save to an . Result The Save As window appears. Result The figure has been saved as an . 2.a file. Shape 2000 4-166 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Tip Look at the Save in: field. Click Save . 5.a icon. Result Tip If you do not require this information box. 4. Use this to store unique identifying details about the part. Click OK. 3. Your file will automatically save into a Shape system folder titled Spart . go to Settings> Save .a file in DB> and select off. Click the Save .a file Icon panel Operation 1.

Tip Look at the Save in: field.n file Operation 1. 3. Result The system generates the NC code.n icon. Click the Save . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Save files Save to a . Tip Look at the Save in: field. 2. Shape 2000 4-167 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result The Save As window appears. Key in the required details. Click Save . Save to an . Result The Save As window appears. Your file will automatically save into a Shape system folder titled Sgeom . Click Save .g icon. 6. 2. Click the Save . Go to the File name: field and key in the name. Result 4. Your file will automatically save into a Shape system folder titled Nests . Click OK.g file Icon panel Operation 1. 5. 3. Exit the Notepad code window. Go to the File name: field and key in the name.

Click Save . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Save files Save to a . Result The Save As window appears. 3.dxf file Icon panel Operation 1. Click the Save .dxf icon. Tip Look at the Save in: field. or change as required. Result 4. Shape 2000 4-168 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Go to the File name: field and key in the name. / Last Figure No. 2. Accept the First Figure No. Your file will automatically save into a Shape system folder titled Sgeom . Click OK. 5.

Result The system will send the design to the active printer. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Other icons Plot Parts (print a hardcopy) Icon panel Print a hardcopy of the figure/s on screen. Operation 1. Result 2. Shape 2000 4-169 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click the Plot Parts icon. Nominate the printing parameters required from the above options. 3. Click Print.

Hold the mouse steady. Result The Anchor Point X. 2. The line highlights in pink. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Other icons Show Ruler (use to measure distances on screen) Icon panel Activate the ruler as a quick and easy way to measure distances on screen. Refer to the message display. 4. These remain constant indicating the start of the measurement.Y coordinates appear in the message display. use the Linear Dim icon (located in F> Drill Dimension) as shown in the screen view above. 4. Left click the mouse to snap to the required start point (an actual point does not have to exist. as long as you identify the start and end so the system can calculate the distance). Click the Show Ruler icon. Operation 1. Press Esc to exit the function. A white ruler line is activated. 3. Shape 2000 4-170 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Result Anchor point? prompt appears in the message display. Drag the line and left click to snap to the end point. len (length): =200 ang (angle): is 90° Alternatively.

Since the material and tools need to be known for creating an NC program. Warning! Confirmation is required before the existing screen is wiped. or data will be lost. Notice the prompt does NOT offer to save the existing screen. use the main menu dropdown Settings> Clear/Set. you must remember to save the open file you have been working on. After this. The Sure to clear sheet? prompt box will appear. prior to starting this procedure. material type and thickness set and dimensions of the worksheet entered. Result Shape 2000 4-171 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . except for the default directories. Therefore. Operation 1. The same dialogue boxes result. prior to clearing the sheet. Click Yes to confirm you wish to clear the screen and lose existing contents. the five rightmost icons should be clicked to check/change the values. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Upon installation of Shape 2000 the defaults are prepared for the customers applications. 2. all options come up with the last used figures as default values. Each contour can have its own tool settings. Result 3. Click the Clear Sheet icon. Save your work (if required). Clear Sheet (start a new workspace) Icon panel To start a new sheet. of the icons shown. Alternatively. the screen must be cleared of all existing figure and geometry lines.

The new sheet size and material will appear on the top most title bar of the Shape 2000 window. Input the parameters into each required field. How to change sheet details after initial setup Use the Change Sheet icon located in N> Basic icon panel. Shape 2000 4-172 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Clear Sheet (start a new workspace) Icon panel Operation 4. Click OK. Result The system changes the work dimensions.

Left click the mouse somewhere on the shape. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Step Segments Icon panel Use this feature to highlight segments in order to clearly see where they are placed. 2. Press Esc to exit the function. Click the Step Segment icon. Operation 1. Result The segment will highlight. Shape 2000 4-173 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Tip Left click the mouse to move the cursor back to the previous segment. and right click to move forward to the next segment. Result Select a segment! prompt appears in the message display. 3.

Operation 1. The screen colour of the contour will change according to the tool number. Kerf Table Set the kerf value by nominating the kerf offset table. The data entered will apply to the next contours to be drawn. right or none. Bevel Type None Gradual the angle changes over the current (leadin) segment Round (default). Loop if a sharp corner is required. Result 2. Feedrate Set according to cutting specifications Kerf Comp Set kerf compensation left. Loop to be minimum 15 mm. Auto Toggle the auto height sensing on or off. An error message appears if the loop is too small. the bevel angle is adjusted while going through the arc of the loop. the radius increases with the bevel angle. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Set Tool (setup tool operating parameters) Icon panel Use the Set Tool icon to set up the tool parameters for the cutting operation. Click the Set Tool icon. 3. Make the required selections: Tool No Set according to the cutting operation. Shape 2000 4-174 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click OK.

Click the Area Weight icon. Result 3. Click OK. Operation 1. Result 2. Shape 2000 4-175 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Area Weight (calculate area and weight) Icon panel Have the system calculate the area and weight of a part. Click OK to remove the Area And Thickness window.

Click the Step Tools icon. Click Done .1 Left click the mouse to snap the cursor to the required figure. 3. Result Select a figure! prompt appears in the message display. Click OK. Shape 2000 4-176 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . 2. Change the tool parameters in the Step Tool/Rate box. Operation 1. Result The new tool parameters are applied to the selected contour. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Step Tools (change tool parameters for a contour) Icon panel Use the Step Tools icon to change tool parameters for a selected contour. 4. Find the required contour by clicking the Pre or Next icon to move the highlight around the contours of the figure. 1.

Result 3. Click OK. Input the figure numbers (in a consecutive range. e.g. Click OK. and the graphics colour changes accordingly. Setup the parameters (see Set Tool for more detail about the options). Click OK. Result 2. Result The Replace Tools Parameters box appears. Result 4. Highlight the required tool from the list selection box. 5. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Replace Tool (change tool parameters for a range of figures) Icon panel Use the Replace Tool icon to change tool parameters for a range of figures. Shape 2000 4-177 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Operation 1. Click Yes to confirm. Click the Replace Tool icon. in one action. Result The tool parameters are applied to the range of selected figures. 1 – 4).

Click the Machine Selection icon. generated for the on screen figures. Highlight the required option from the list selection box. Operation 1. This information is important as the NC code. Result 2. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Machine Selection (change machine) Icon panel Use the Machine Selection icon to choose the appropriate post processor when generating the NC code for a particular machine. Shape 2000 4-178 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . Click OK. will be unique to the selected machine type.

comments at the start of the program should give proper instructions for the machine operator. Result The system will save this information and when the NC code is generated for this nest it will include the information into the code. Result 2. Input the number of torches to be used and set the spacing between the torches. If a machine with manual carriage spacing is going to be used. Make sure that the machine has these many torches and can handle the spacing. Click the Number of Torches icon. Operating Manual ICON OVERVIEW 4 ICON OVERVIEW Material and tools Number of Torches (state number of operational torches) Icon panel Use the Number of Torches icon to let the system know with how many torches and at which spacing an on screen part is going to be cut simultaneously. Operation 1. These comments can be entered when saving a *. Click OK. This function is only to be used for machines with individually driven carriages. Shape 2000 4-179 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 .n* file.

Issue Date Description Author 01 Oct 2006 Original issue. Operating Manual CHANGE HISTORY CHANGE HISTORY Rev No. 2117 Shape 2000 SHAPE2000_01  Farley Laserlab c urrent revision: 2006 . J. Sharp Released to: 2115.