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To Perform the Remainder Material Analysis
When turning complicated parts that contain a number of shoulders or small concave elements, it is likely that certain tools will not be able to completely machine a selected turn profile because of reach problems. In addition, poor slice distribution may result in larger material remainder values than those specified in the parameter settings. When displaying the tool path for a Turning NC sequence, you can now perform a color-coded graphical analysis of the remaining material.
1. Display the tool path.
2. In the PLAY PATH dialog box, click View > Show Remaining Material.
The system highlights the portions of the Turn Profile where the tool path did not provide specified stock allowance and displays an error dialog box that explains the meaning of the different color-coded segments. If there is no remainder material left, the system displays a message "No under-machined regions found."