Tech Tuesday: V32 Mill Express – Work Offset Patterns

Posted October 15, 2019 9:20 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

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Today’s Tech Tuesday is going to bring you up to speed on a new, hard-hitting feature to the V32 CNC software; Work Offset Patterns. The Work Offset Pattern allows you to post the operations of an existing machine setup into multiple work offsets. This dialog will allow you to set the adjust the posting order used in the output, as well as control the pattern and spacing used to illustrate the pattern in the graphics area and simulation.

While Toolpath Patterns have been offered in the past and could be applied to Machine Setups, there was no way to output the same code with different work offsets. This could be a little frustrating when machining the same job on multiple locations on the table, because it meant you’d need to manually copy and paste the output, then adjust the work offset number on each copy by hand.
Now, it’s easy to create a Work Offset Pattern, set the work offset number to use, set the machining order, and even set a pattern type with distances so you can see how it would appear in simulation. The Work Offset Patterns allow you to view the toolpath in the graphics area, and to pattern the stock, fixtures, and workpiece in the simulation:
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Important Note:
The toolpath pattern shown as a result of this dialog does not reflect the output in the posted code and is strictly for visualization purposes and simulation.

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