You can now create a Profile cut pattern for Floor and Wall Milling operations that cuts continuously by ramping in a helical manner to a specified depth.
Created with NX CAM 11.0.0
Prior to this enhancement, cut depths were defined only by Levels. Ramping produces fewer engages and retracts than cutting by levels. Walls may be vertical or tapered. If the walls are tapered, the smallest opening determines the size of the helix.
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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.