CNC Simulator Pro

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11.23. Vises

 
In the majority of milling machines, it's possible to attach a vise to the machine table. CNC Simulator Pro includes a collection of vises equipped with collision detection functionality. As a result, the simulator will issue a warning if it detects that your tool comes into contact with the vise, ensuring a safe and accurate milling experience.
 
To add a vise to the machine table, click Tools - Misc - Vise - Add Vise...
 
 
You will be presented with a file browser window that lets you select the vise you want to use.
 
 
Keep in mind that not all vises are compatible with every milling machine. For instance, larger vises may not fit into the smallest machines. If you attempt to load an inappropriately-sized vise, you will receive an error message.
 
Each vise comes in two variations: one designed for cross-table placement and another that aligns with the table itself.
 
When you select a vise from the list, detailed information about it will be displayed in the panel to the right, allowing you to make an informed choice.
 
 
Upon loading a vise, the simulator automatically centers the workpiece you add and adjusts the zero point accordingly.
 
For instance, consider the following example:
 
 
When loading embedded workpiece number 4 with displacement parameters X22, Y20, and Z50, the presence of a loaded vise causes the simulator to ignore the X and Y parameters. Instead, the workpiece is automatically centered within the vise. The Z parameter determines the workpiece's height in the vise. If the value exceeds the vise's maximum height, the simulator will adjust it to match the maximum height. In the image below, you can see that the zero point has been automatically relocated to the lower-left corner of the workpiece.
 
Please note that the vise's position on the table is predetermined and cannot be modified.
 
 
If you want the zeropoint at another location, you can get help with that using the Zeropoint helper.