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Toolpath recommendation.

Pioneer
Pioneer

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I'd like to machine everything in white finishing the floors and finishing the walls with approximately a .075" step down.  There are three different floor levels and the walls are all vertical.  I've tried FLOOR_WALL, FINISH_WALLS and PLANAR_PROFILE without much luck.  FLOOR_WALL gives me something but there are a lot of wasted moves and the cutter goes up on top the faces I already cut.

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Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @Matt_WI,

 

would you be able to share the part?

 

Cheers,

Alexander

Lead Product Manager - Mold & Die

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Legend
Legend

Do you want to machine in one operation? I would split in multiple.

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Genius
Genius

When I see faces to be milled I like face milling with boundaries.

Also a real good canidate for cavity milling

{Paul Schneider}, {CNC Programmer}, {DRT-Rochester}


Production: {NX11.0.2,MP5, NX12.0.1, MP2}

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Cavity mill or Z-Level would do this in one operation

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace
Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Pioneer
Pioneer

Yes, could you please tell me how and what to all include?  Thanks.

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Pioneer
Pioneer

In CAVITY_MILL I have selected only the walls and faces I want to cut and it has a lot of air cutting and is also cutting some (but not all) of the angled faces I have not selected?  I'm using Profile for a Cut Pattern.

 

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Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

I would recomend reviewing some of the tech tips

 

For example

 

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Tech-Tips-Knowledge-Base-NX-Manufacturing/Optimize-R...

 

 

John Joyce, Manufacturing Engineer,
Senior Aerospace
Statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect
the opinion of my employer or any other member of the human race

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Pioneer
Pioneer

None of the Cut Pattern options or the Pattern Direction options when the Cut Pattern option is set to Follow Periphery get rid of all the extra moves.  And why are all the extra moves only produced on only part of the fixture?

Re: Toolpath recommendation.

Pioneer
Pioneer

ZLEVEL_PROFILE seems to give me what I want.

 

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