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FBM pocket enhancements

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Starting with NX 11.0.2 MP6 some enhancements to pockets and their recognition have been added.

  1. Newly added pocket types
    • POCKET_OPEN
    • POCKET_CLOSED
  2. Separate machining areas
    • FACES_FLOOR
    • FACES_BOTTOM_RADIUS
    • FACES_WALL
    • FACES_TOP_CHAMFER
    • FACES_CYLINDER_1 (2,3,4)
  3. New attributes for wall draft angle
    • MIN_SIDE_ANGLE
    • MAX_SIDE_ANGLE
  4. New attribute for top chamfer angle
    • ANGLE_TOP_CHAMFER

The two new pocket types allow recognition of pockets with walls that have draft angles applied.

Most of the pocket types now support recognition of a top chamfer.

The milling areas are no longer only separated into floor and wall, which allows one to use their own combination of machining areas. Creating a GeometryParent add-on of type mill_planar.MILL_AREA one could use the following settings:

gp.Wall_Geometry = mwf.FACES_TOP_CHAMFER + mwf.FACES_WALL + mwf.FACES_BOTTOM_RADIUS
gp.Cut_Area_Geometry = mwf.FACES_FLOOR

Enjoy these new enhancements Smiley Wink

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.1, FBM, MRL 3.1.7 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 11.4
Development: C (ITK), .NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX12.0 | AWC 3.4 Preparing: NX12.0

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