I was wondering if there was a way to ignore machined areas that require plunging or ramping into the work piece. I'm setting up a cavity mill operation and I want to machine as much as I can with my one cutter but I don't want it ramp or plunge into the workpiece, I just want it to enter the workpiece from the outside. Without figuring out the lowest Z value to achieve this is there anyway to automatically do this?
For reference the part is kind of shaped like the top of a tooth molar.
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You can also adjust the minimum ramp length in the engage move. This will keep the tool out of areas where there is not room for a large enough ramp or helix.