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Stock, Shank & Holder Tracking Parameters

Within the Stock, Shank & Holder Tracking parameters, you can define whether remaining stock should be considered and also define which part of the tool (the Cutter, Shank and/or Holder) is checked against the part surfaces, and which part is checked against the stock surfaces.

Remaining stock is used to control the approach and retract motions and the air motion height. Considering the remaining stock will cause the procedure to be suspended if there are changes in one of the previous procedures.

The Stock, Shank & Holder Tracking branch enables you to define the level of control over its use and over the display of the parameters in the branch. ct1The following branch options are available:Complete andAdvanced – Complete is the default option.

Note: Only the Advanced option is available for Legacy procedures. However, if the contents of the parameter branch is the same for the Basic and Advanced options, only the Basic option is available.

Branch option: Advanced

Click on any item in the menu below for an explanation.
(Depending on the procedure you have selected, some parameters may not be available or other parameters may be displayed.)

Click here for a complete list of parameters in this branch.


Note: In a 5X Production procedure, Update Remaining Stock is only available when using a 3 axis procedure with a cutter that is not a Slot Mill or Lollipop. In all other cases, no parameters are displayed.

For Automated Drill, only the Advanced option is available.

In 3X Automated Drill, the following parameters are display:ct2

In 4/5X Automated Drill, the following parameter is displayed:


Branch option: Complete

The default display of these parameters is Off.ct4

This means that the parameters are set to their default values. These default values are set to have continuous tracking on the stock state.

For the novice user, these are the safest parameters to be used. To view these default settings, select the Advanced option.

For the advanced user, select the Advanced option to view the default parameters settings and adjust the parameters as required.

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