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Inplot - Quick Start

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Input Coordinates into Editor These buttons insert the current coordinates that you obtained with the Tool Buttons (Quuick Start 1) into the editor at the current line
Auto Insert ON/OFF button. When this is on every time you get a coordinate it will automatically be inserted on a new line in the editor.
Tool Animation
Tool Pictures
The tool picture was drawn in a CAD file and the name of the file is in a comment in the program. "(TL N55)" The "(TL" is the command for Inplot to load a tool file. "N55" is the filename without the ".CDL" extension. After that, all the plotting displays the tool as it plots - until the next load tool command. This applies only to Lathe tools because for milling we have a similar method with Comment Code TM that displays a circle for the tool. There are many of these plotting commands that can be in comments in the program. See Comment Codes.
You can click the X,Y,or Z buttons to insert those coordinates. Or the XY or XZ buttons to insert both at once. If the current line already has those addresses, those values are changed, otherwise, those addresses are added to the end of the line.
Insert Arc Button. Use this to insert a G02 or G03 arc move after picking an arc. See Help file for more info.
Use the Pick Buttons when picking points with the Tool Buttons or drawing elements.
Displaying Pictures of Tools During Plotting: Notice a comment in the program that starts with 'TL'. This is a special code to Inplot. During plotting, when this line is read, Inplot looks for a tool picture by the name 'N55' and loads it. All plotting after that shows this tool along with the tool path - until a different tool picture is loaded.
Each picture is a separate file. These pictures can be drawn in Inplot or most other CAD programs and saved as a file. More tool picture files are available at i-Logic web site.
Tool Animation ON/OFF button
Animation Speed slider. Fast or Slow. If the whole range is too fast or too slow, the Help file has information on adjusting the range.
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Inplot - Quick Start

Inplot Copyright © 2017 by i-Logic Software support@i-logic.com
Quick Start 2
Input Coordinates into Editor These buttons insert the current coordinates that you obtained with the Tool Buttons (Quuick Start 1) into the editor at the current line
You can click the X,Y,or Z buttons to insert those coordinates. Or the XY or XZ buttons to insert both at once. If the current line already has those addresses, those values are changed, otherwise, those addresses are added to the end of the line.
Auto Insert ON/OFF button. When this is on every time you get a coordinate it will automatically be inserted on a new line in the editor.
Insert Arc Button. Use this to insert a G02 or G03 arc move after picking an arc. See Help file for more info.
Use the Pick Buttons when picking points with the Tool Buttons or drawing elements.
Displaying Pictures of Tools During Plotting: Notice a comment in the program that starts with 'TL'. This is a special code to Inplot. During plotting, when this line is read, Inplot looks for a tool picture by the name 'N55' and loads it. All plotting after that shows this tool along with the tool path - until a different tool picture is loaded.
Each picture is a separate file. These pictures can be drawn in Inplot or most other CAD programs and saved as a file. More tool picture files are available at i-Logic web site.
Tool Animation
Tool Animation ON/OFF button
Animation Speed slider. Fast or Slow. If the whole range is too fast or too slow, the Help file has information on adjusting the range.
Tool Pictures
The tool picture was drawn in a CAD file and the name of the file is in a comment in the program. "(TL N55)" The "(TL" is the command for Inplot to load a tool file. "N55" is the filename without the ".CDL" extension. After that, all the plotting displays the tool as it plots - until the next load tool command. This applies only to Lathe tools because for milling we have a similar method with Comment Code TM that displays a circle for the tool. There are many of these plotting commands that can be in comments in the program. See Comment Codes.