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Turning from 2D CAD DWG data

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Hello All..

 

I'm newbie.. I believe this is basic question for all of you, how do I make a turning program from 2D geometry (copy from AutoCAD)?

Please share step-by-step.

 

Appreciate for your help.

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Re: Turning from 2D CAD DWG data

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1) Make sure the geometry is good.  In the past, Autocad geometry was a bit "etch-a-sketch" - line ends are not coincident, fillets don't quite touch the lines they are filleting, etc.  A good check is set your modeling tolerance relatively tight (.0001" or .00001") and try to select "connected curves", see if they chain/connect.

 

Or do analysis->Distance and get the distenace between the END POINTS of the (supposedly) "connected" curves.

 

If bad, easiest solution might be to import the curves into a sketch, apply dimensions, then make all the endpoints coincident.

 

2) If geometry needs to be modified (e.g. add fillets/rounds) you could add to sketch, or revolve sketch & add fillets/rounds to solid

 

3) If you just want to use the curves...
In turning, (CAM) "geometry" view, you typically see

- MCS

--- Workpiece (where you would usually select the solid)

------ Turning Workpiece - edit this one

 

4) Click on te icon to select or edit the part (or blank) boundary

 

5) Selection method -> Curves; select as desired

 

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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Re: Turning from 2D CAD DWG data

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Ken_A wrote:

A good check is set your modeling tolerance relatively tight (.0001" or .00001") and try to select "connected curves", see if they chain/connect.


I think the value with the most impact on this is "Preferences => Selection => Chaining => Tolerance", at least was it that way a while back, when selection intent was first introduced.

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