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To Create a Tangent Approach Motion
Tangent Approach motions let you make the tool approach an Automatic Cut motion (or another approach motion) in the direction tangent to the motion at its start point. The length of the approach motion is determined by the APPROACH_DISTANCE parameter value.
1. Choose Tangent Approach from the drop-down list in the Customize dialog box, and click Insert.
2. The Tangent Approach dialog box opens.
3. Edit the Tool Motion parameters, if desired, using the Feed, Spindle, Coolant, and Cutcom buttons in the top portion of the box.
4. The Specify Offset button allows you to specify a target point offset from the start of the selected Automatic Cut motion.
5. If this is a 4- or 5-Axis NC sequence, you can specify the tool axis orientation using the Specify Axis button.
6. Edit the Approach Distance value in the corresponding text box, if needed.
7. The Preview button allows you to preview the tool motion defined. Click OK if satisfied, Cancel—to quit creating the tool motion.