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Precisely control tool tilt to avoid collisions

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Tilt Tool Axis can make it easier take advantage of 5 axis machining. With the latest enhancements, Tilt Tool Axis can now be applied to cavity milling and variable axis operations. Tools without holders are now supported.  Points and curves can be used to control the tool orientation and machine tool axis tilt limits can be specified.


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Learn how to use the enhanced Tool Tilt controls on fixed and variable axis operations.


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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Solution Partner Visionary

Hi Bill, I'm Jorge from Spain, thank you very much for yours hands-on.

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PLM World Member Pioneer

What about collisions with the machine? Tool path verify lo​oks fine but ISV shows the tool going in different direction​s than shown in verify.

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Esteemed Contributor
Tool path verify lo​oks fine but ISV shows the tool going in different direction's than shown in verify.

I have never encountered the tool axis display in verify being different from the one in IS&V.

I would check my post-processor for correctness.

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