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Optimize machining of die/mold cut areas based on tool length

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Divide by Holder has been enhanced to allow a tool path to be split up between tools with holders that are the same shape and diameter but of various lengths. It assures full coverage of the cut area, optimized for the tools used and associative to changes in the tools. Only Part geometry and Check geometry are recognized. Blank geometry and IPW are ignored. Divide by Holder is available for Zlevel and Fixed Axis surface contouring operations, Zig and Zig Zag cut patterns.


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Learn how to use Divide by Holder to automatically split tool paths into separate operations based on tool accessibility.


To use this self-demo, save the attached part file 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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