To Pattern an NC Sequence
1. From the SMT MFG MACHINING dialog box, select the NC Seq tabbed page.
2. Select the NC sequence to be patterned.
3. Click Operate > Pattern > Create. The PAT TYPE menu appears.
4. Click Rotate or Translate to select patterning type in first direction.
If you click Translate, click Enter from the ENTER VAL menu and enter displacement in the X-direction. If you do not want a displacement in this direction, choose0.000000 from the ENTER VAL menu. Repeat for the Y-direction.
If you click Rotate, click Enter from the ENTER VAL menu and enter rotation angle.
5. Click Enter from the ENTER VAL menu and enter total number of instances in this direction.
6. Select the patterning type in second direction, or if you want a unidirectional pattern, click None. If you want a bidirectional pattern, repeat actions in steps 4 and 5 for the second pattern direction.
7. Click Quit from the PAT TYPE menu to abort the patternization of an NC sequence about a coordinate system.
Patterning in a second direction uses the same coordinate system as specified for the first direction.
If you select an NC sequence for patterning that already has a pattern defined, an error message appears. Delete the existing pattern and then define a new pattern.
Coordinate patterns can reference either the NC Sequence or the Machine coordinate system. They can be unidirectional or bidirectional. For each direction you can specify either displacement along the X-and Y-axes, or rotation about Z-axis.