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ToolGroups gibbscam

Understanding how to properly set up tools and positions is vital to getting Machine Sim to render correctly. The method for displaying tools in machine simulation is different depending on whether the machine is a mill or a lathe. For this discussion, “lathe” includes all lathe machines, Mill/Turn machines, and …

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Collisions/Limits gibbscam

The items found in the Collisions/Limits section of the dialog provide control over how the system reports collision errors while rendering. Any combination of the alert methods may be used to inform the user when a collision occurs. Please note that the Collision Checking option (found in the Render Control …

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Overview gibbscam

Machine Simulation does not really affect part setup, except that each machine assembly requires a custom MDD, which can streamline some of the choices you make when setting up a part including the rotary setup and the post processor selection.

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Custom side layout gibbscam

It is very convenient to use the Custom Sides option when defining a part with different parts on different sides of the tombstone. It is vital that the steps and counts are properly set for each side to ensure the proper output. The following example is typical of a custom …

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Retracts gibbscam

The Retracts section defines the clearance planes for moving from part to part on the tombstone, not from operation to operation. These values must be in part units and are from the part origin, not the CS origin. Same B When moving from one part to another on the same …

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Guide Curves gibbscam

The Guide Curves functionality requires the selection of 2 curves designated with the starting points, and a selected solid or faces to machine. The direction of cut is set by the selected points. In the following examples we have a One Way cut designated as starting at the top left …

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Boundary Mode gibbscam

These settings control the position of the tool when it is in contact with the boundary. • On specifies that the center of the tool will cut to the boundary. • To specifies that the edge of the tool will cut to the boundary. Specifically, it will remain inside and …

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Entry Style gibbscam

The items in this section help you determine how the tool will enter the part.   Axial The tool will approach the part in a straight line from along the tool axis Vertical The tool will approach the part using a vertical radius. By default the Arc Radius is 25% …

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Intersections – Rest gibbscam

This process type creates toolpath that removes all the un-machined areas of a hypothetical previous tool. This is basically a pencil milling strategy calculated using a Reference Tool diameter. If there are radii on the model with values equal to or greater than the Reference Tool radius, these areas are …

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