Graphic Drill Display is a real step-saver. It allows you to just click on
a CNC drill program, and immediately get a color graphic display of the
holes. Best of all, it uses a powerful new "applet" to give you
full zoom and pan capability right inside your Netscape or Internet
If you'd like to try the zoom and pan capability right now, just visit the
AutoDesk Whip site,
and download the "Whip" applet for your browser. After you've
installed the "Whip" applet (and rebooted your computer), you
can visit our actual SmartParts
Information Server and see the magic for yourself. (Note: The graphics
viewer loads much faster when you're running it on your own
Ethernet). In the meanwhile, the GIF animation below should give you a
good simulation of the Graphic Drill Display.
In the real SmartParts Information Server, you can also click on any hole
to get an immediate report on exactly how the hole was made. This includes
the tool number, diameter, X:Y coordinate, panel hit number, and tool hit
number. For more information about this, click
the AutoDesk "Whip" applet, you can zoom and pan your graphic
drill displays inside Netscape or Internet Explorer. The animated GIF to
the left of this column shows some snapshots of an actual "Whip"
The "Whip" applet is free for the downloading from the AutoDesk
web site. If you'd like to give this powerful tool a try, just
download it, close your browser install it, and click
here. Be prepared for an entirely new experience in web browsing!
With the SmartParts Information Server, you can click on any hole in a
"Whip" drawing, and get an immediate report on the hole's
coordinate, tool number, diameter, and sequence in the drill program.
That's really handy for picking up missing holes on a drilling machine,
because you can find out exactly how many holes to skip on the CNC before
resuming the drilling.