Area-oriented Machining

Area-oriented machining is a method where you define all of the separate areas you want to machine
on the part before assigning an operation to each one.

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to:

  • define areas (including a rework area) on the part below,
  • define tools to use on the areas,
  • use a safety plane,
  • change a tool axis,
  • create an APT file and a workshop document.

Entering the Workbench
Defining the Areas to Machine
Defining the Tools to Use
Sweep Roughing the Part
Sweeping the Top Surface
Sweeping the Side Areas
ZLevel Machining on Vertical Walls
Reworking between Contours
Generating an NC Output File
Generating Workshop Documentation