Mastercam® Online Training
Tool Cutter Technologies
Preparatory functions describe the movement of the tool/machine slides, type of interpolation, type of dimension(inches or mm), to make compensation for variation in tool size, to select the operational mode in absolute or incremental, selection of planes, etc. These functions consist of the letter ‘G’ followed by two digits. These functions are used in blocks followed by Cartesian coordinates (X ….,Y ….,Z ….) while programming manually. These functions can be generated automatically at the time of post processing when using CAM software.
Some important G – functions are given below.
Mastercam interface consists of many distinct elements such as Menu bar,Tool bar, Ribbon bars, Auto cursor, General selection bars, side bars, Graphic window, Operations manager, MRU (Most recently used) tool bar and Status bar as shown in above picture. Each element has got its own importance