Complicated add-on?

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Davek0974
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Complicated add-on?

Post by Davek0974 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:25 am

Hi Les,

I had an idea that would be useful for those using SheetCam on a mill, or at least I can see a use for it.

The ability to draw a selection box around a feature of a path and duplicate it onto a new layer so it can be pre-processed etc. as well as using the box or marquee as part of the path to make it a normal closed path.

I have just done a job which used very small end mills for the finish pass but a couple of features were too small for the roughing cutter but too large for a finish pass in one hit and apart from duplicating the areas in CAD on a new layer, I could see no way of making the feature a separate entity so i could pre-finish just that one area with multiple passes of the finish tool and not have to run round the whole job at very low cut settings.

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Post by Les Newell » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:31 pm

You are looking for a feature called rest machining. Unfortunately SheetCam doesn't have that facility and it is pretty difficult to implement.

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Post by Davek0974 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Ok thanks Les, I thought it would be difficult

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