2012-03-15 18:41:00 (CET)

Graphic Menu

 

Graphic Menu

 

  • F1, reset
  • F5, switch between 2D X/Y plane and 3D iso-metric view.
  • F6, zoom fit
  • F7, zoom out
  • F8, zoom in
  • F9, zoom machine
  • F10, clear
  • F11, redraw (re-render whole program through interpreter)
The graph view shows a grid of 50mm in mm mode or 2 Inch in inch mode projected on the machine bed (X-Y surface).  For a representative view it is important that the axes limits are correctly filled in and that the machine is homed manually or automatic. The current work coordinate system origin is shown as a cyan colored cross in the x-y plane. When you press the preview update button, a preview is shown of the loaded G-Code program. The preview is created by running the entire g-code file through the interpreter. So when interpreter errors occur, it shows in the log window and in the operate view the program list box shows the wrong line in red color.  Note that there can be inaccuracy in what the display shows, this is there because of performance and memory usage limitation reasons.
Zooming, rotate, pan, 2D/3D view and other possibilities are found in the graph sub-menu, see the example below.
With OpenGL  activated in the setup, real-time pan, rotate and zoom is possible with the mouse also:
pan:

 left mouse button.

rotate: left mouse button + control.
zoom: right mouse button.