Convert Manual Guide Program to CNC Code
Category : Manual Guide
Let’s learn to Convert Manual Guide programs into normal vanilla CNC Code.
Manual Guide i is very popular now on Fanuc Controls. I’ve got to be honest I’m not a great fan. There are parts of it that are very useful. But anyway knowing me I’ll probably change my mind.
I do work in some companies that just use manual guide and nothing else. One such customer got me in to do some training and also helping to develop an Edgecam post for a Toshiba Machine with a Fanuc Control.
As part of the development of the post I needed some sample code. Well they didn’t have much so I decided to convert one of the Manual Guide Programs to a standard CNC Program so I could see exactly what code it was using.
Change Your Underwear Regularly
My thoughts were that I’d forget how to do it as it’s not something I do that often. You know it’s a bit like changing your underpants, if you don’t do it too often you can forget how and then somehow you just avoid it.
Anyway here’s what you do. (Convert Manual Guide not change thongs)
First of all call the program in the Edit Mode. Reset to the head of the program. Then change to Memory mode or Auto.
If you press the side arrows eventually you’ll see a button called NC CNV.
You can only do this in Memory mode, if you are in Edit you’ll never find the button!
Press this and you will be asked to input a program number.
Enter a new program number and press CREATE.
I you use an existing program it will be overwritten so be careful.
You will now see the same buttons that you use for simulation.
If you press the START button.
Your program will be converted and you’ll see all your code in your new program.
(You can stop and pause and all sorts of other shit if you want.)
and then RETURN
Once you press RETURN your all done and it will take you back to your original program.
DON’T FORGET YOU NEED TO BE IN MEMORY MODE FOR THIS TO WORK.
(I didn’t and I’m still seeing a therapist having nightmares about trying to find the convert button)
I even headbutted the control.
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