Creating Tabbed Views
Creating Tabbed Views will help orientate your component to custom work offsets to better view the components features.
The GLview is the standard way of viewing your part in Edgecam. You can have one or more GLviews open in the Graphics Area. Each looks at the part from a particular viewpoint, hence the view names of 'Top', 'Isometric' and so on.
A GLview appears like this:
The status bar at the bottom left shows the name of the view (Top) and the zoom magnification factor (5.07 in this case).
Left click or
Right click on the Status Bar and select New View
…, from the pop up menu.
This dialog allows you to configure the view, create user defined tabs for tabbed views, control the layer options for a view and restrict the display of entities to a specified level by clipping views.
Edgecam has the ability to track the active CPL.
The new view will be displayed to the right of the Status Bar and a Default view will also be created. The Default view uses the Edgecam default view settings. With the Tracker view active and in Design mode, changing the active CPL will change the displayed view. You have the ability to Pan & Zoom the part when a tabbed view is selected, but not Rotate. The tabbed view locks the orientation of the part so it cannot be accidentally changed. Select the Default view and the part can then be rotated as normal.
New views can also be created where views are aligned to a specific CPL. Create a new view and select the appropriate CPL to align to.
It is good practice to meaningfully name the tabbed views you create. This will allow you to easily navigate around complex parts when creating machining instructions. Use the other parameters in the Configure View dialogue box to specify display settings such as rendering, or translucency. These properties are specific to each individual tabbed view.