Toolpath Editor Q & A Round 2

Posted September 22, 2017 9:51 am   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

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Can you use part boundary or cutter centerline?

Yes. When you use the Trim & Relink command, the boundary you select will trim at the center line of the cutter.

cad-cam trim and relink

How does polygon pick work for Trim and Relink?

Polygon pick allows you to sketch out a polygon boundary to be used to Trim your Toolpath.
cad-cam polygon pick

If you moved geometry to adjust for a clamp, but then decided to move the clamp location, how do you update the Toolpath for this change?

You would unlock the feature and recompute the Toolpath. This will remove any Toolpath edits you’ve made. Then you can edit the Toolpath again, and make the needed adjustments for the moved clamp position.

Where are the Toolpath statistics located?

If you Right Click on your Milling Job you’ll get menu access to the Toolpath statistics. You can also find statistics about your Toolpath when using simulation.
cad-cam toolpath stats

What is the fastest way to know what the travel limits of a Toolpath are?

Using Toolpath Statistics.
cad-cam toolpath stats

Can you use a single line as a boundary for Trim and Relink?

No, you’ll need a closed boundary to use the Trim and Relink command.

What happens if you recalculate your Toolpath after you’ve made edits with the Toolpath editor?

After you make edits to your Toolpath that feature will be locked. When the feature is locked you cannot recalculate the Toolpath.
cad-cam locked toolpath
If you unlock the feature and recalculate the Toolpath, edits you made are removed.

What does update all geometry do?

Update all geometry is used to automatically reselect geometry used with the features in your CAM Tree. This allows you to update for changes in the geometry or changes to the machine setup location.
cad-cam update geometry

What Toolpaths can you use the Toolpath editor with?

All of the Milling Toolpaths.

Can you use spacebar as an ok?


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