Prospector’s Remaining Stock Model
The RSM feature always knows and displays where and how much stock
is left on the job. This information is absolutely essential
for programming efficient cutter paths. Unless you
know precisely where the stock is, it is simply not possible to
create the most efficient programs.
The first part of the process of creating a new program in
Prospector is isolating the area(s) in which you want to machine.
A computer-generated image - the RSM View - of the remaining
stock is displayed in a separate tabbed view. The image is
color-coded to reflect how much stock is present. By working
with a slider control, the image can be manipulated to highlight
specific ranges of stock depths. This allows you to better
understand the stock condition which leads to making better decision
about where to machine and how to machine. Think of it as your
own high-tech guidance system telling you where to machine next.