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How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    NC files
  • Question:

    How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files?
  • Type:

    General
  • Difficulty:

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Answer

This FAQ is an addition to the existing FAQ "How does the scribing option work for NC?".

Scribing is a feature available since Advance Steel 2010 for NC and DXF files and upgraded in Advance Steel 2011 by adding the "Attached pieces contour place in NC" default.
In the following example a main beam with attached parts is used.

How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files

Scribing information will appear in the NC file in the block called PU (powder) or KO (punch) according to the "Attached pieces contour place in NC" default. The difference between block names will be recognized by the NC machine, as the information inside the block is identical in both cases.

When the default is set to 0 the main part and attached part contour is described in the PU block and when the default is set to 1 the pieces contour is described in the KO block.
In DXF there will be no difference between the two settings, and the contour will appear with a red line describing the scribing on the attached part on the main part.

How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files

In addition, there is also a default available to display information (based on tokens) about the attached part only in the NC file. The default is called "Text for attached object contours in NC".

The tokens that can be used for this default can be one of following:

  • %PROJECT - to display the project name
  • %PROJECT_NO - to display the project number
  • %CLIENT - to display the client name
  • %BUILDING - to display the building name
  • %BUILDING_LOCATION - to display the building location
  • %CONTRACTOR - to display the contractor name
  • %DATE_ORDER - to display the data order
  • %DESIGNER - to display the designer name
  • %DATE_CONSTR - to display the data
  • %DETAILER - to display the detailer name
  • %MODEL_DWG - to display the model .dwg name
  • %DRAWING_DWGs - to display the drawing name which the elements are detailed
  • %DRAWING_NO - to display the drawing number
  • %SinglePartPosNum - to display the single part mark
  • %SPDRAWING_NO - to display the single part drawing number
  • %NCPOS_NUM - to display the NC part mark
  • %POS_NUM - to display the part mark
  • %ASSEMBLY - to display the Lot/Phase
  • %UserAttr1 - to display the value from User Attribute 1
  • %UserAttr2 - to display the value from User Attribute 2
  • %UserAttr3 - to display the value from User Attribute 3
  • %UserAttr4 - to display the value from User Attribute 4
  • %UserAttr5 - to display the value from User Attribute 5
  • %UserAttr6 - to display the value from User Attribute 6
  • %UserAttr7 - to display the value from User Attribute 7
  • %UserAttr8 - to display the value from User Attribute 8
  • %UserAttr9 - to display the value from User Attribute 9
  • %UserAttr10 - to display the value from User Attribute 10
  • %UserProjAttr1 - to display the user project attribute 1
  • %UserProjAttr2 - to display the user project attribute 2
  • %UserProjAttr3 - to display the user project attribute 3
  • %UserProjAttr4 - to display the user project attribute 4
  • %UserProjAttr5 - to display the user project attribute 5
  • %Material - to display the display the material

How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files

Below is the result in the NC & DXF files:

How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files

How does the scribing option work for NC and DXF files