|The information in this section will help you create and
Spiral Milling operations in your Machining
Click , then select the geometry to be machined.
A number of strategy parameters are available.
The Multi-Axis Spiral Milling strategy parameters are distributed into 5 tabs:
In addition to the parameters available in those tabs, you have to select a tool path style, and to define the view axis, the tool axis and the start direction, depending on the tool path selected.
Tool path style
Indicates the cutting style of the operation:
|The tool path style is computed in 2D
and then projected on the part surface. The distance between the resulting
passes is modified according to the curve of the surface.
The tool axis is optional
and used for Fixed axis strategy.
The view direction is visualized as the V axis.
The Start direction is available for the
and forth tool path style.
You can choose between selection by Coordinates (X, Y, Z) or
sets the direction to that of the normal to screen.
The Reverse Direction button lets you reverse the direction of the axis with respect to the coordinate system origin.
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Machining Parameters
Maximum allowed distance between the theoretical and
computed tool path.
Specifies the position of the tool regarding the surface to be machined. It can be:
Available when Tool path style
is set to Helical.
Available when Tool path style is set to
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Radial Parameters
Specifies the distance between two consecutive paths.
Available when the tool path style is set to Back
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Axial Parameters
Depth of the cut effected by the tool at each pass
Defines the number of parallel passes to be computed.
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Tool Axis Parameters
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: HSM Parameters
Select the High Speed Milling check box to
activate this mode.
Specifies the radius used to round the ends of passes
to give a smoother path that is machined much faster.
Specifies the minimum angle the tool pass must form to allow the rounding of the corners.
Specifies an overlap for the extra segments that are
generated for cornering in a high speed milling operation. This ensures that
there is no leftover material in the corners of the tool path.
Specifies the radius at the extremities of a
transition path in a high speed milling operation.
Specifies the angle of the transition path that
ensures a smooth move from one path to another in a high speed milling
Specifies the minimum length of the straight segment
of the transition path in a high speed milling operation.
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Geometry
You can select:
Geometry can also be defined using geometrical zones.
Collision checking can be performed on the
cutting part of the tool or on the cutting part of the
tool plus the tool assembly (With tool
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Tools
Recommended tools are end mill tools.
Multi-Axis Spiral Milling: Macro Parameters
Standard macros are available:
The macros available for approach, retract and linking