You can now re-generate only non-cutting moves for Surface Contouring operations that use the Area Milling Drive Method, which can result in significant savings in tool path processing time. If your modifications affect only the non-cutting motion, the system will recognize that the cutting passes are all unchanged and avoid re-calculating those parts of the tool path. For fine finishing operations on larger die faces, calculation time can be reduced by orders of magnitude.
Created with NX CAM 10.0.3
In Surface Contouring operations that use the Area Milling Drive Method, you can now regenerate only non-cutting moves when only non-cutting move parameters have changed using the new Do Smart Regeneration when Possible option in Manufacturing Preferences.
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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.