On the Hass TL-1 or TM-1 I like running my programs in settings/graphics to see what it's going to do. It can also display the position of the cutter. When I'm running through something though if my command starts and ends at the same position I only quickly see either the maximum or minimum value that my tool is going to (ie G71), it's impossible to read. Is there anyway to get the Haas display to show the max or min it will go to in a command? Even when I put on Dist to Go It doesn't show.
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Use Single Block.
Zoom the screen in; F2 then Page Down followed by Write.
Center the view; F2 then use the Cursor Keys, Up, Down, Left, Right, followed by Write.
Then bring up the Machine Position display; F3 one or more times.
The Graphics run very fast and because cycles such as G71 do not stop at the end of the move but jump back to the start point you will miss the furthest point. You can catch this by turning Single Block off for these cycles then the instant the display starts moving on the cycle push the Single Block key; this will cause the display to stop at the end of the cut.
Another way is to zoom in very tight to the end of the cut and just watch the display closely.
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