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Make Rotary Milling Cuts Efficiently Finishing Enhancements for Curve Point Drive Method

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Finishing enhancements for the Curve Point Drive method make more efficient rotary milling cuts



This enhancement allows you to shift the selected drive curve left or right, allowing you to position the side of the tool to the part without modeling a curve. You can also shift the tool contact point forward or back, allowing the tool to cut off-center to avoid the tool rotational center or blind spot.




Created with NX CAM 9.0.2



Offsetting the drive curve and shifting the contact point to machine radial parts.


To use this self-demo, save the attached part files locally and follow the instructions in the pdf document.


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About the Author


Holder.jpg 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.


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Nice enhancement!!


Thanks Guys,

Bill if the part was a complete circular dia woud this work? and is it possible to traverse along the dia as in a turning operation?

Im not having much luck getting it to work in my session, the example works fine

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