introduces advanced toolpaths including Equidistant Finishing and Automatic Re-roughing, more…
3D Machining Strategies
The Roughing methods use a horizontal slicing strategy to create machining regions in which a conventional 2.5 axis toolpath is generated. The selected Cut surfaces are offset in 3D by the specified tool then sliced at each Z Step interval. Intersection boundaries resulting from cavities or depressions are treated as pocketing areas, and intersections resulting from protrusions as islands.
» Pocketing – Creates a 2.5 axis offset pocketing toolpath.
» Parallel – Creates a 2.5 axis linear toolpath along a specified angle.
» Plunge –Creates plunge-drilling moves to the underlying surface along a series of rows at a specified angle.