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User Interface - 3D


Multisample

When enabled, multisampling is applied to reduce the aliasing effect of rendered toolpath.


Example:Multisampling enabled


Example:Multisampling disabled


Depth Test

When enabled, 3D objects will consider the depth perception when interacting with displayed toolpath.


Example: When enabled, displayed toolpath will consider if the 3D object is positioned at front/back of the toolpath


Example: When disabled, displayed toolpath will not consider if the 3D object is positioned at front/back of the toolpath

Workspace

Axis Thickness

Thickness of axis lines/dots of work position origin.

Dots/Line

Origin can be represented either with lines or dots.


Example: Work origin using lines and thickness of 3.5


Example: Work origin using dots and thickness of 1.5


Limits Thickness

Thickness of machine limit envelope lines/dots.

Dots/Line

Machine limits can be represented either with lines or dots.


Example: Machine limits using lines and thickness of 2


Example: Machine limits using dots and thickness of 3.5


Grid Thickness

Thickness of workspace grid lines/dots.

Dots/Line

Workspace grid can be represented either with lines or dots.


Example: Workspace grid using lines and thickness of 3


Example: Workspace grid using dots and thickness of 2.5


Extents Thickness

Thickens of toolpath extents.

Dots/Line

Extents can be represented either with lines or dots.


Example: Extents using lines and thickness of 1.5


Example: Extents using dots and thickness of 2


Gauges

Gauges display absolute axis position.

X,Y,Z,A,B,C,U,V,W

Each axis gauge can be enabled or disabled in the 3D view.


Example: Gauges for XY and UV are displayed


Enable: Tool Sensor

User can enable/disable display of Tool Sensor in the 3D view. Tool sensor will be displayed at position configured in settings.

Enable: G28 position

User can enable/disable display of G28 position in the 3D view.

Enable: G30 position

User can enable/disable display of G28 position in the 3D view.

Toolpath

Thickness

With this parameter you can set thickness of displayed toolpath.


Example:Displayed toolpath with Thickness parameter set at 1.2:


Displayed toolpath with Thickness parameter set at 2:


Alpha and Traverse

This parameter will affect displayed toolpath in such way, that toolpath at highest Z level will be less transparent than the one at the lowest Z level. This way user gets better sense of depth of displayed toolpath. This also helps with better overall presentation of toolpath.

Example:Displayed toolpath with Alpha parameter set at 1:


Example:Displayed toolpath with Alpha parameter set at 0.1:


Resolution

This parameter sets tolerance for which displayed toolpath is allowed to deviate from actual toolpath. Units for this parameters are millimeters. Please note that this parameter will only affect the displayed toolpath.

Example:Display resolution set to: 0.01mm


Display resolution set to: 0.8mm

Hide Sub Level

Gcode programs can include sub-procedures, external sub-procedure files as also g-codes using scripted behaviour. With this setting parameter user can enable/disable display of sub-procedure, external sub-procedure or scripted g-code toolpaths.

Hide Sub Level value represents the sub level of sub-routine from which on toolpath will not be displayed. So if we use a 4 sub level g-code program and inserted value is 2, this means that toolpath for levels 3-5 will not be displayed.

Example: Gcode program below uses o-word sub-procedures. If we look closer at the g-code we can see that this is a 4 level sub procedure g-code program, with main program being level 0.

Toolpath for program above, displayed in its entirety (each sub level is represented with circle):

If we set Hide Sub Level value to 3, then toolpath for sub levels 3 and further, will not be displayed (only sub procedures levels 1 and 2 are displayed):


Subs

Sub procedures can also be standalone gcode files which are called from main program. This option disables display of external file sub-procedure toolpath.

Example:Gcode program below calls external standalone sub-procedures:


Toolpath for program above, displayed in its entirety (each sub procedure is represented with a number:


If we enable Subs option, then toolpath for standalone sub procedures will not be displayed:


MCode

This option will enable/disable display of M gcode script code.


Enable: Tool Offset

This feature when enabled will show normal toolpath without consideration of the tool offset and corresponding height compensation move(if tool change is used in gcode). When disabled, gcode using toolchange will be displayed so that all tool offset compensation moves and different heights will be considered and displayed.

Example: Toolpath of gcode using toolchange and different tool offset values with this feature disabled


Example: Toolpath of gcode using tool change and different tool offset values with this feature enabled


Enable: Hover

When enabled, if you hover with mouse cursor over the toolpath segment, the entire corresponding segment of toolpath will be highlighted.


Enable: Completed

This feature will turn on the coloration of the finished toolpath.


Example: Finished toolpath segment will color green.


Tool

Refresh

This parameter sets 3D display refresh time. Value inserted is time in milliseconds after which 3D display will refresh. 3D display will refresh only when display change occurs (mouse cursor moves, yellow tool changes position etc).


Refresh: Fast

When enabled, display will refresh periodically set with “Refresh” value. It is recommended that this option is left disabled since it can overload the PC.


History Size

Value inserted is length of tool trace which software displays as Toolpath History.


Tool size

Sets length of displayed tool handle.

Tool size: Diameter

Sets diameter of tool handle.


Example: Size and diameter set at default values of Size=10 and Diameter=5.

Size and diameter set at values of Size=25 and Diameter=20.


Enable: Tool Offset

Tool position will be displayed accordingly with tool offset value.


Example: Enable: Tool Offset is disabled. Offset value from tool table for current tool is set at 10mm. 3D display does not show the tool work position accordingly to the tool offset(Z=-10).

Example: Enable: Tool Offset is enabled. Offset value from tool table for current tool is set at 10mm. 3D display shows the tool work position accordingly to the tool offset(Z=-10).


Enable: Length

When enabled, displayed tool will mimic the offset value from tool table or measured offset value.


Example: Enable:Length option disabled. Current tool offset value is 10mm.

Example: Enable:Length option enabled. Current tool offset value is 10mm.


Enable: Diameter

When enabled, displayed tool will mimic the diameter value from tool table.


Example: Enable:Diameter option disabled. Current tool diameter value is 10mm.

Example: Enable:Diameter option enabled. Current tool diameter value is 10mm.

View

Parameters under “View” tab allow customization of 3D axis and tool display to fit most types of machines. Presets for most common machine types are available for your convenience.

NOTE: These parameters do not have any effect on axis motion itself, only on axis 3D display.


Model

File path of 3d configuration file. More info is available here: Use 3D object visualisation in TNG software


Select Preset

You can choose between 5 machine presets: Normal, Mirror, Lathe, Foam Cutter and Kinematics. Each preset automatically adjusts Rotate&Mirror, Axis, Origin and Orientation parameter values so that 3D axis and tool display suit to corresponded machine type(E.g.: Lathe or Foam Cutter).


Rotate & Mirror X,Y,Z

Rotate

Rotate parameter will rotate 3D display of coordinate system over selected(X,Y or Z) axis. Rotate parameter units are degrees. Rotation will be applied over selected axis in clockwise direction.

Example: Rotation in all axes is set to 0

Example: Rotation over Z axis is set to 90 degrees


Mirror

Enabled radio button mirrors coordinate system over selected(X,Y or Z) axis. Displayed axis of 3D coordinate system will be mirrored.

Example: Mirror options for all axes are disabled

Example: Mirror options for X and Y axes are enabled


When enabled, axis system tool handles will be “linked” with line (E.g.: hot wire of foam cutter machine XY → UV).


XYZ

Display settings for XYZ axes of 3D coordinate system. You can enable or disable 3D display of selected axis. Set origin of axes and tool orientation.

Axis: X,Y,Z

Radio button enables or disables display of selected axis(X,Y,Z) of 3D coordinate system.

Origin: X,Y,Z

Sets offset of displayed axis origin for selected axis.

Orientation: X,Y,Z

Sets orientation of 3D view. Orientation parameter unit are degrees. Orientation of 3D tool display will be applied for selected axis in counter-clockwise direction.

Mirror: Enable

Mirrors 3D view over Z axis.


ABC

Display settings for ABC axes of 3D coordinate system. You can enable or disable 3D display of selected axis. Set origin of axes and tool orientation.

Axis: A,B,C

Radio button enables or disables display of selected axis(A,B,C) of 3D coordinate system.

Origin: A,B,C

Sets offset of displayed axis origin for selected axis.

Orientation: A,B,C

Sets orientation of 3D view. Orientation parameter unit are degrees. Orientation of 3D tool display will be applied for selected axis in counter-clockwise direction.

Mirror: Enable

Mirrors 3D view over C axis.


UVW

Display settings for UVW axes of 3D coordinate system. You can enable or disable 3D display of selected axis. Set origin of axes and tool orientation.

Axis: U,V,W

Radio button enables or disables display of selected axis(U,V,W) of 3D coordinate system.

Origin: U,V,W

Sets offset of displayed axis origin for selected axis.

Orientation: U,V,W

Sets orientation of 3D view. Orientation parameter unit are degrees. Orientation of 3D tool display will be applied for selected axis in counter-clockwise direction.

Mirror: Enable

Mirrors 3D view over W axis.


Kinematics

Display settings for XYZ axes of 3D coordinate system. You can enable or disable 3D display of selected axis. Set origin of axes and tool orientation.

Axis: X,Y,Z

Radio button enables or disables display of selected axis(X,Y,Z) of 3D coordinate system.

Origin: X,Y,Z

Sets offset of displayed axis origin for selected axis.

Orientation: X,Y,Z

Sets orientation of 3D view. Orientation parameter unit are degrees. Orientation of 3D tool display will be applied for selected axis in counter-clockwise direction.

Mirror: Enable

Mirrors 3D view over Z axis.


tng/settings/settings-user_interface_3d.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/10 09:18 by planetcnc

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