You now have more control over how the Minimum Clearance Distance is applied when engaging and retracting. This is particularly useful when engaging and retracting to and from an irregular shape.
Created with NX CAM 10.0.3
Extending engages and trimming retracts to a specified Minimum Clearance Distance allows you to avoid plunging into rough material when engaging and wasting motion when retracting from an irregular shape.
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Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.