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About Subroutine Programming
Subroutine programming enables you to create NC sequences, place them as macros at the beginning of the CL file, and then call them from the main body of the CL file as many times as needed. This enhancement reduces the size of CL files, making them easier for the controller to handle and for the programmer to read and edit. Typical applications include tombstone work, multiple parts setup on a pallet, and turbine impellers where each blade is the same.
When you click Manufacturing > Subroutines, the SUBROUTINES menu opens with the following options:
Create—Create a new subroutine pattern.
Redefine—Redefine a subroutine pattern.
Delete—Delete a subroutine pattern.
Info—Obtain information about subroutine patterns.