I know this is possible on a Fanuc but with Fadal how do you mirror a fixture offset?? (using format 1)
G10 L2 P1 X5.00 Y00
When I do this the program gets mirrored not the actual fixture offset.
When you press "DF" it displays a list of fixture offsets.
Is this possible on this control?
Yes you can mirror a fixture in Format 1. Here's a WARNING for you if you use mirror imaging on a Fadal!
Do not start on the cursor line if you need to do a mid program start. You want to do the AU,### command so it reads the program from the beginning. If you were to start in the center of the program on a tool change for example and the control does not read the G51.1 it will run the program as unmirrored.
The following is out of the manual:
G51.1 Mirror Image This code activates the mirror image mode.
The axes to be mirrored are identified in the same block with the G51.1 code.
EXAMPLE: G51.1 X0 Only the X axis will be mirrored
G51.1 X0 Z0 Both X and Z will be mirrored
• No motion will result from a block containing the G51.1 code.
• The mirror mode can be initiated from any position, but for all practical
uses, it should be initiated from the zero position of the axis to be mirrored.
This is especially true in absolute.
• Absolute and incremental moves can be mirrored.
• Use G50.1 to cancel the mirror mode.
• When mirroring contouring moves, the climb cuts become conventional
and vice-versa. The program may require the G41 codes to be changed
to G42. This is something that a programmer must determine. Sometimes
left handed cutters with M4 can be used with contouring moves
that have been mirrored.
EXAMPLE: G0 G90 E1 X0 Y0 Move to the zero position of the axis to be mirrored
H1 Z.1 M7
G51.1 X0 Y0 Mirror X and Y
G1 Z-.25 F40.
X1. Y0 Mirror image position X-1.0 Y0.0
Y-1. Mirror image position X-1.0 Y1.0
X0 Mirror image position X+0.0 Y1.0
G50.1 Cancel Mirror image