When using the Steep and Non-steep containment method in the Area Milling drive method, NX can now order cut regions from the highest to lowest ZM levels.
Created with NX CAM 11.0.0
Order Regions is new and is available only if Method is set to Steep and Non-steep. Steep First retains the behavior from previous releases. Top Down is new and orders cut regions from the highest ZM to the lowest ZM (top of the part to the bottom by level), cutting flat regions first, non-steep regions second, and steep regions third where they have the same maximum ZM value.
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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.