Path Helix

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Path Helix.png Path Helix

Menu location
Path → Helix
Workbenches
Path
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
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See also


Description

The Helix command appends a helical interpolation Operation to the Job. Clockwise Helix interpolation outputs (G2) G-Code commands. Counterclockwise outputs (G3) G-Code commands. Step Over percentage specifies the concentric step-over as a percentage of the Tool diameter.

Usage

  • Select the Path Workbench
  • Select the Helix tool from the menu Path->Helix, or toolbar Button. This opens the configuration panel.
  • Choose a Tool controller and confirm by pressing "Apply".
  • All available holes compatible to the Helix tool in the Job Model will be selectable for processing. Upon ackowledging, the tool will create a path for those listed in the Base Geometry tab. Confirm that the list matches the holes that are intended for processing. Adjust using add, enable, or disable, as necessary. Note that holes can also be selected by their edge as well as by their wall faces.
  • Ensure Start Depth, Final Depth and step down are correct, and adjust if not.
  • Ensure Safe and Clearance Heights are correct, and adjust if not.
  • In the Operation tab, specify the Helix Starting point, Direction, and Step Over percentage.
  • Click Apply to create or update the path, OK to apply and close the panel, or cancel to abort and close the panel.


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