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plane for the floor

Pioneer
Pioneer

is there a miling template that alows you to pick a plane as the floor.  Looks like they all want you to pick a face.

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Re: plane for the floor

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Operations that allow selection of planes and datum planes
- Planar mill
- Cavity mill
- Z level profile
- Sequential mill
Operations that allow selection of planes
- Fixed contour
- Variable contour

There may be others. Be sure to check whats listed in the selection filter when selecting geometry
Patrick Delisse
KMWE - DutchAero
NX11.0, CAMPOST V22, Vericut 8.1

Re: plane for the floor

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waz wrote:

is there a miling template that alows you to pick a plane as the floor.  Looks like they all want you to pick a face.


What type of operation do you use currently?

What cutting strategy do you like to apply?

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Re: plane for the floor

Planes by nature are infinite, so not something physical that you would actually cut.

 

Please tell us more about what you are tying to cut.

Are you trying to set the lowest cut level?

Or are you selecting geometry to machine?

 

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: plane for the floor

Pioneer
Pioneer

I'm trying to rough the lobes of a cam.  So there are no planer faces to select.  So with a planer mill op I see where I can set the floor to a plane but I don't have a planer face to cut.  Mybe my question should have been different.  Today I started to look at muilti ais.

Thanks for the replys.

Re: plane for the floor

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Here's a sample of a planar mill op using a datum plane and a fixed contour op using a old-style plane.

 

Patrick Delisse
KMWE - DutchAero
NX11.0, CAMPOST V22, Vericut 8.1

Re: plane for the floor

Pioneer
Pioneer

sorry I have to ask.  what kind of file is that?  is it an NX?  how do I open it.

Re: plane for the floor

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It's an NX part zipped with 7Zip (you should be able to open it with Winzip of 7Zip)

You cannot attach .prt directly

Patrick Delisse
KMWE - DutchAero
NX11.0, CAMPOST V22, Vericut 8.1

Re: plane for the floor

In case you are not aware of it, in operations with the interctive cut levels - like Cavity Milling and Zlevel Profile, you can select non-planar geometry for the bottom of the cut range.

Usually this is a planar face, but not always. You can select an exiting point, or you can select a curved face and the level will be set at the highest point. 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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