Cross Over Distance is a new Cutting Parameter that determines whether the tool path crosses intersecting holes at the specified Cross Over feed rate or at the Step Over feed rate.
Created with NX CAM 11.0.0
Specifying an appropriate Cross Over Distance and Cross Over feed rate allows you to cross full intersections at a higher feed rate. If the intersection is greater than or equal to the specified Cross Over Distance, NX crosses the intersection with 3 motions: Last Cut, Cross Over, and First Cut feed rates.
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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.