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Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

Is there an easy way to do this?


I have 2 smaller (400mm) 5 axis machines and I'm always fighting cavity mill to stay inside my Y travel limits when tilted over at a-90.

NX11.0.1
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Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

Trim boundaries seem to be ignored by Engage/retract.
NX11.0.1

Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

Hi Dstryr,

 

You can reconfigure machine tool travel limits with NX postbuilder.

 

 
 

Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

That will force Cavity mill in NX to stay within certain areas?
NX11.0.1

Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

Could be not sure without seen it.

Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

Which NX release?

 

Starting with NX 8 or 8.5 many operations offer to force engage to be kept inside the trimming boundary.

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Re: Force Cavity Mill / Operations to Stay inside of Machine travel limits?

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Machine limits won't be recognized until you simulate.

 

If you want Cavity milling to avoid the limits when the path is generated, I agree a trim boundary is good. You could define a rectangle at the limits and set the custom stock to a little more than your longest engage length.

 

If you to use it for several operation, put it in a mill area geometry group, under the workpiece.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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