that has been stored in the control memory can be edited by moving the cursor

on most


con trols) Macro pro grams are en machine bending tered and/or ed ited by spe cial ed it ing units


Editing Units


A macro that has been stored in the control memory can be edited by moving the cursor to any


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ed it ing unit that starts with the fol low ing char ac ter or sym machine bending bol:


u


Address (alpha character of a word, for example X, Y, Z)


u


Number symbol # at the left side of the = sign


u


First character of IF, WHILE, GOTO, END, DO, POPEN,


BPRNT, DPRNT and PCLOS


u


Symbols /, (, =, and ;


Program Comments


In a pro gram, com ments, mes sages and alarm in di ca tors aimed at the ma chine op er a tor, are


placed within the body of the pro gram, us ing pa ren the ses (not brack ets) For ex am ple, a mes sage


to the op er a tor used with the mis cel la neous func tion M00 may read:


N34 M00 (CHECK THE DEPTH OF POCKET)


An ex am ple of a user gen er ated alarm could be


N1001 #3000 = 118 (RADIUS TOO LARGE)


When en ter ing a com ment or a mes sage from the con trol key board, look for two char ac ters


The con trol-out char ac ter ‘(‘ and the con trol-in char ac ter ‘)’ must be avail able on the key board


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Not all Fanuc mod els have these char ac ters on the keyboard For ex am ple, some ear lier types


of Fanuc 16 do not have the two char ac ters on the key board, but do have it avail able as a softkey


se lec tion If the con trol sys tems al lows mes sages of any kind to be used, it may be con ve nient to


type them (with the rest of the pro gram) on an ex ter nal com puter, and load them via a ca ble from


the com puter to the CNC unit


Abbreviations of Macro Functions


Many macro func tions are spe cial Angle Punching words (called func tions) of more than two or three char ac –


ters Dur


ing a key


board in


put of these char


ac


ters, ex


tra time is needed to en


ter the whole


multi-character words, of ten with the fre quent use of the Shift key Fanuc of fers a two-character

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