Hello, I'm a new registered user on this forum as I'm seeking for help with my problem. I have a CNC machine at home and I'm using NX to get my code, but now I have stumbled upon a problem which I can't seem to solve on my own (I'm just not that good at using NX yet).
I'm trying to cut the box as its shown on the picture with the shown tool, but the only operation subtype I can even select my tool is planar profile, which i dont understand how it's supposed to work.
The pictures below show what I came up with
So I'm asking a smarter person if its even possible to generate a toolpath that will make the tool cut out the material and how, or if someone can point me to a good tutorial on similar subject. Thank you.
ps. I'm apologizing for my grammar as english is not my native language
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Thank you for your help, I was able to create a correct toolpath with your instructions and I will post pictures of my result, now I understand the procedure a bit more and I went to create a more complex toolpath next which involves the tool cutting the same groove but along a curve and i found it curious that when i wanted to create a plane along the curve and i selected the option for plane "on curve" the path went along one vector resulting in a path going vertical in linear line from start to end, but when i selected the plane to be automatic the tool went exactly along the curve, but when i did the same options on original groove, by setting plane to "automatic" the tool went in linear line at the bottom of the box and i dont exactly why that happens, I will post some pictures tomorrow to create a more clear picture at where i am now, and thank you again for your quick reply.
EDIT: added pictures
Hello, yes, it's a user defined tool since i cant find a tool of such type in nx, otherwise in reality this tool is meant to chamfer edges, but I need it to cut such grooves as pictured
The cutting geometry you have can not be cut correctly with a tool like you have shown. There is not enough clearance and you will gouge the part.
I mean you won't be able to drive that double angle chamfer mill in "3d" and cut the shape you posted accurately.
The part in "7.jpg"