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Use the Largest Possible Tool in Tight Spaces - Controlling Back-Off Distance

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Toward Drive Enhancement



You can now control the Back Off Distance when using Toward Drive Projection Vector in fixed and variable axis milling operations, allowing you to gain the desired machining efficiency and tool rigidity by using the largest possible in a small area.




Created with NX CAM 10.0.3



Previously, this value was hardcoded to 100% of the tool diameter, requiring you to sometimes use a smaller than desired tool to obtain a good tool path in a small space. By specifying a small Back Off Distance, you can now gain the desired machining efficiency and tool rigidity by using the largest possible tool when machining holes and slots.




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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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