Extend Across Undercuts is a new option that controls whether or not the tool path extends across undercut areas.
Created with NX CAM 10.0.2
For Fixed Axis Surface Contouring operations that use the Area Milling drive method, Extend Across Undercuts may be turned off to prevent cutting in areas where material cannot be reached. It may be turned on to prevent interruptions in the tool path and excessive engage and retract motions.
To use this self-demo, save the attached part files locally and follow the instructions in the pdf document, or see the video below.
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About the Author
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.