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Algorithms for Cutter Radius Compensation

The interpreter allows the entry and exit moves to be arcs. The behavior for the intermediate moves is the same, except that some situations treated as errors in the interpreter are not treated as errors in other machine controls.

Data for Cutter Radius Compensation

The interpreter machine model keeps three data items for cutter radius compensation: the setting itself (right, left, or off), program_x, and program_y. The last two represent the X and Y positions which are given in the NC code while compensation is on. When compensation is off, these both are set to a very small number (10 -20 ) whose symbolic value (in a #define) is "unknown". The interpreter machine model uses the data items current_x and current_y to represent the position of the center of the tool tip (in the currently active coordinate system) at all times.

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