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Tool path drive method - what am I doing wrong.

Having stumbled across a topic that discussed the tool path drive method, I decided it would be a good fit for a problem I am having.  I watched the videos and tried to apply the technique to my part but it appears that the only part of the trochoidal toolpath that projected down to my part was the retract.  I am not sure what I am doing wrong.  I am including a sample file with the toolpaths in it, in hopes that someone can figure out how I managed to screw up what seemed like a fairly simple procedure.

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Re: Tool path drive method - what am I doing wrong.

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Siemens Legend

Seems like the Tool Path Drive do not handle arcs in the toolpath and in this case all motions are arcs. in the planar mill operation >> Machine Control group change the Motion Output Type to 'Line' regenerate, output cls again and read it back in to your Variable Contour operation. this time it would work.

 

Yours,

Eddy Finaro
NX CAM Product Manager
Siemens PLM

Re: Tool path drive method - what am I doing wrong.

Thanks, I didn't even think of that and I was starting to get frustrated.

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