Path Contour

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Path Contour.png Path Contour

Menu location
Path → Contour
Workbenches
Path
Default shortcut
None
See also


Description

The Contour tool creates a simple external contour cut of complex 3D Part-based objects. The entire Job Model serves as the input for the Operation--regardless of whether any Body Geometry is selected when the Contour command is invoked. A Start point can be enabled from the Operation editor, using a location defined in the Property view->Start Points.

The Path Contour object is made to be part of a Path Job.

PathContourToolExample.png

Usage

  1. Press the Path Contour.png Contour button
  2. Adjust the desired properties


Properties

Base Geometry

  • Add, if not allready done, the elements which should be the base for the path
    • you can also delete or change to other elements

Depth

  • DATAStart Depth: Starting Depth of Tool- starting depth in Z
  • DATAFinal Depth: Final Depth of Tool- lowest cutting level in Z
  • DATAStep Down: Step Down of Tool- the amount of material which will be removed at once

Height

  • DATASafe Height: The hight above the workpeace where rapid motions are allowed.
  • DATAClearance Height: The height needed to clear clamps and obstructions

Operation

  • DATATool Controller: Defines the Tool controller used in the Operation
  • DATACut Side: Defines on which side the cut should be done
  • DATADirection: Specifies a CW or CCW move for the cut
  • DATAExtra Offset: Addet to the tool diameter to leave some material for a finish path
  • DATAUse Start Point: Set the start point of the path manualy (not implemented jet)
  • DATAUse Compensation: Creates a path with offset of the tool radius to respect the parts dimensions


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