Automatically Programmed Tool, aka Automatically Programmed Tool, is a programming language created in 1956. APT or Automatically Programmed Tool is a high-level computer programming language most commonly used to generate instructions for numerically controlled machine tools. Douglas T. Ross is considered by many to be the father of APT: as head of the newly created Computer Applications Group of the Servomechanisms Laboratory at MIT in 1956, he led its technical effort. Read more on Wikipedia...
- the Automatically Programmed Tool wikipedia page
- Automatically Programmed Tool first appeared in 1956
- See also: g-code
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Example code from Wikipedia:
PARTNO / APT-1 CLPRNT UNITS / MM NOPOST CUTTER / 20.0 $$ GEOMETRY DEFINITION SETPT = POINT / 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 STRTPT = POINT / 70,70,0 P1 = POINT / 50, 50, 0 P2 = POINT / 20, -20, 0 C1 = CIRCLE / CENTER, P2, RADIUS, 30 P3 = POINT / -50, -50, 0 P5 = POINT / -30, 30, 0 C2 = CIRCLE / CENTER, P5, RADIUS, 20 P4 = POINT / 50, -20, 0 L1 = LINE / P1, P4 L2 = LINE / P3, PERPTO, L1 L3 = LINE / P3, PARLEL, L1 L4 = LINE / P1, PERPTO, L1 PLAN1 = PLANE / P1, P2, P3 PLAN2 = PLANE / PARLEL, PLAN1, ZSMALL, 16 $$ MOTION COMMANDS SPINDL / 3000, CW FEDRAT / 100, 0 FROM / STRTPT GO/TO, L1, TO, PLAN2, TO, L4 TLLFT, GOFWD / L1, TANTO, C1 GOFWD / C1, TANTO, L2 GOFWD / L2, PAST, L3 GORGT / L3, TANTO, C2 GOFWD / C2, TANTO, L4 GOFWD / L4, PAST, L1 NOPS GOTO / STRTPT FINI
Last updated January 18th, 2020