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 This article goes over a number of such advantages and opportunities that are present in myCNC software compared to the other major CNC control systems. This article goes over a number of such advantages and opportunities that are present in myCNC software compared to the other major CNC control systems.
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-====Plasma and Oxy-fuel Cutting==== 
  
 ===Stopping and resuming the program=== ===Stopping and resuming the program===
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 This function is similar to the one described above, however, the program is stopped automatically due to a break in the plasma torch arc. The program can be resumed by pressing the Run button after eliminating the source of the break (by cleaning the plasma torch, replacing the nozzle, etc). This function is similar to the one described above, however, the program is stopped automatically due to a break in the plasma torch arc. The program can be resumed by pressing the Run button after eliminating the source of the break (by cleaning the plasma torch, replacing the nozzle, etc).
  
-===Drafting ​mode=== +===Simulation ​mode=== 
-By pressing a button on the remote control or on the screen of the control system, the system can be set to a drafting ​mode. This will ignore the start commands for cutting, initial positioning and firing cycles. When launching the control program, the machine will only perform idle movements within the program (movements at the working cutting speed or accelerated movements at the idle stages speed are also possible).+By pressing a button on the remote control or on the screen of the control system, the system can be set to a simulation (jog toolpath) ​mode. This will ignore the start commands for cutting, initial positioning and firing cycles. When launching the control program, the machine will only perform idle movements within the program (movements at the working cutting speed or accelerated movements at the idle stages speed are also possible).
  
 ===Running the program backwards and forwards=== ===Running the program backwards and forwards===
-In drafting ​mode, one can move within the program both forwards and backwards. This is extremely useful in case the operator needs to cut out a part from the few remaining bits of material, and an idle run is necessary to check that the part can fit in the space that remains before the actual cutting starts. ​+In simulation ​mode, one can move within the program both forwards and backwards. This is extremely useful in case the operator needs to cut out a part from the few remaining bits of material, and an idle run is necessary to check that the part can fit in the space that remains before the actual cutting starts. ​
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 In comparison with the "​search by frame number"​ method employed by traditional CNC systems, this implementation performs significantly better in terms of time spent and ease of operation. In comparison with the "​search by frame number"​ method employed by traditional CNC systems, this implementation performs significantly better in terms of time spent and ease of operation.
 {{:​mycnc:​007-fast-forward.jpg}} {{:​mycnc:​007-fast-forward.jpg}}
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 +===Hole Cutting===
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 +A 2D (or a 2.5D) file such as the one shown above contains both the outer and the inner contours of the part being cut. In certain applications (plasma cutting, tangential knife cutting) it is preferable to have a separate (often lower) speed for the holes that are located inside the main contour. However, a number of CAM programs do not accommodate for this need if they do not have an implementation for two separate speeds. ​
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 +To solve this issue, myCNC features an Arcs Slow Speed Control settings (Settings > Motion) which allows the user to quickly set up hole cutting speed based on the arc diameter of the hole in question:
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 ===Detail Multiplication=== ===Detail Multiplication===
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