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To Display CL Data for an Operation, NC Sequence, or a Set of NC Sequences
You can display the tool path for an operation or an NC sequence by following the procedure below.
1. Click the arrow next to Manufacturing > Post a CL File and select one of the following options:
Save a CL File—Select an NC sequence. Selecting an operation (using Operation on the SELECT FEAT menu) will output merged CL data of all NC sequences included in the operation.
Save CL File for a Set—Select a set of NC sequences.
2. On the the PATH menu, click Display to display the tool path on the screen.
3. Use the DISPLAY CL menu options to customize the tool path display and click Done. For more information on the DISPLAY CL menu, follow the link under See Also.
If you are displaying tool path for an operation, all NC sequence tool paths will be displayed in turn. Synchronized display for HEAD1 and HEAD2 will be used for 4 Axis turning where appropriate. VERIFY and PROBE statements will be graphically simulated during CL data display.
When displaying the tool path, the solid line represents the tip of the cutter as it cuts the material (kerf display is available for certain NC sequence types). The tool path displayed as a dotted line corresponds to the RAPID movements (that is, when FREE_FEED is 0). If you specify a nonzero FREE_FEED, rapid traverse will be displayed as a solid line.
In some cases, the display may not reflect the exact coordinates in the generated CL file.
You can display tool motions in different colors according to their feed values.
The configuration option cl_arrow_scale allows you to control the size of the tool path arrow. The default is 1. If you set it to 0, the arrows will not be displayed. Specifying any other positive number will scale the arrow accordingly.
You can abort the cutter path display at any time by clicking on the STOP sign in the bottom-right corner of the Creo Parametric window.