I need to program a square shoulder mill which mounts on a manually indexable head and the control point (tracking point) should be at the lowest point of teh cutter after it is indexed.
This is a roughing operation and has to work with a 'workpiece' geometry.
Thanks in advance!
Is this like a right angle head but you can rotate the tool as needed?
If so you will need to add a Head object and then have the tool as a child of the head.
You will need to set the unit vectors for the direction from the spindle axis.
Hi camster. Thanks for your reply.
I did try to define a head and a child tool. The tool path generated by this tool was no different as opposed to the tool path produced by the same tool without the head.
I need NX to recognize the effective cutting shape of the tool in that orientation and calculate the tool path.
I have this configuration.
But I don't know, how can I load the 3D head object on this tree. With proper configuration I could see the head, holder and the cutting tool, all 3D models on NX CAM.