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Toolpath Cut Types gibbscam

The Advanced 3D Machining process offers a number of different types of toolpath. When you start making a process, you choose what type of toolpath to use. The options include Pocketing, Lace Cut, N Curve Flow, Curve Projection, Contour, Constant Stepover Cut, Flats Cut, Intersections, Intersections – Rest, Steep Shallow …

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Surface Flow Options Tab gibbscam

A surface trim is the edge of an island or a cavity that is in the faces selected to be cut. These options only affect the tool moves made when a surface trim is encountered on the surfaces to be machined. Gouge Protect When enabled, the system will check for …

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Lace Cut gibbscam

Lace cutting is designed to cut surfaces at a specified angle and width. Cut Width The cut width on lace cutting toolpaths can be fixed or variable. When Fixed is selected, the XY stepover specification is used to calculate the actual cut width for each pass, and the Ridge Height …

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Open Sides Tab gibbscam

The system has an enhanced ability to machine open-sided pockets. This ability as it relates to geometry is fully detailed in the Mill Manual. With SolidSurfacer, geometry does not necessarily need to be created or defined as “air” for this function to work. The part’s stock will function as “air” …

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Machining Palette gibbscam

The Machining palette contains function tiles which are used to create machining processes, including: drilling, contouring, roughing, surfacing, and threading. Combining a function tile with a tool tile in the process list displays a machining process dialog specific to the function where all of the machining parameters are entered. This …

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Method 3: Replace/Swap and Rebuild gibbscam

In this example, you create the new extrusion with the larger diameter and then replace the old smaller extrusion with the new larger extrusion by using Replace. Replace substitutes a solid with any other solid in any stage of the tree. Then, you use the Rebuild function to incorporate the …

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Intersect gibbscam

An intersection operation trims two bodies to the shared area between them in the workspace. Intersections can be made of any two bodies whether solid or sheet as illustrated in the following figures

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Blending gibbscam

The blending or rounding function contains options for blending edges of bodies. There are options for constant radius rounding, variable radius rounding and constant width chamfering. For an illustration of the Blending dialog options, see Blending dialog. The dialog options that appear depend on the blending type you select. To …

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Extrude gibbscam

Click this button to open the Extrude dialog which you can use to create a solid by selecting a closed shape and extruding it along the depth axis. A closed 2D shape can be extruded along the depth axis of the active CS in the positive and/or negative direction based …

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Recreate Mode gibbscam

Rebuilding a solid incorporates any changes made to bodies that were used to create that solid. These bodies are referred to as parent bodies. Recreate allows the user to change a parent body, and must be used for changes that the user wishes to incorporate into the rebuilding of a …

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