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Pocketing gibbscam

You can use this cut type to clear large quantities of material very quickly, leaving only a minimal amount of remaining material. Some amount of remaining material is usually left behind for finish machining

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Surfaces Tab gibbscam

For the Advanced 3D Machining process, you use the Surfs. (Surfaces) tab to set basic information such as: Type of cut. See Toolpath Cut Types. Speeds and feeds. See Material & Speeds. Basic parameters including stock to leave, stepovers, and tolerances. See Basic Parameters. Settings such as Clearances, Cut Depth …

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Surface Flow Start Point gibbscam

The start point for Surface Flow Cut operations is controlled by the Climb and Back and Forth checkboxes. When the Climb option is checked, the process will be a “Climb” cut—the tool will cut in one direction starting on the right side of the part and climb cut across the …

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Tolerance gibbscam

When Use Global Settings for Solids is checked in the Document Control dialog, use these radio buttons to toggle between a Rough or Finish tolerance on the part. The rough or finish tolerances are set in the Document Control dialog. Advanced Settings Use the Advanced Settings to override the tolerances …

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Toolpath Generation gibbscam

Use these radio buttons to toggle between using the Gen 3 or the Gen 2 Engine. The system is set to use Gen 3 by default for contouring operations. You must specify a tolerance for the constraint faces as well as the Create 2D Toolpath settings if using Gen 2. …

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Surface Tolerance gibbscam

The Surface Tolerance affects how closely the toolpath approximates the surface to be machined. The tolerance value specifies an amount that the toolpath can deviate from the actual surface, either on the inside or the outside. The example illustrates a valid toolpath and displays the surface being machined and the …

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Method 2: “Locally” Edit an Existing Solid gibbscam

You can edit certain faces of a solid without using the Boolean operations. Examples of functions which locally edit a solid are the offset function applied to selected faces of a solid or the Solid Unstitch function used to remove particular faces to “heal” a solid. In this example, you …

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Subtract gibbscam

The subtraction boolean operation subtracts the common area of one body from another. The order in which you select the bodies is important because the second body you select is subtracted from the first body you select. The second body is deleted after the operation is complete. All bodies must …

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Advanced Solid Modeling Palette gibbscam

Clicking the Advanced Solid Modeling button opens the Advanced Solid Modeling palette. This palette includes Shell/Offset, Blending, Unstitch Solid, and Draft functions. Each function is described below. 1. Offset/Shell 2. Blending 3. Unstitch Solid 4. Draft

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Cuboid gibbscam

Opens the Cuboid dialog which you can use to create cubes and rectangular bodies. Enter a minimum and maximum horizontal, vertical and depth value to define the volume of the cuboid. These values are measured from the origin of the current coordinate system. The labels used in the dialog may …

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