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Profile with ramp

DogariuSebastia
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Profile with ramp

Did anyone achieve a profile sequence where the tool follows a ramp trajectory? I tried differrent ways but it always keeps a 90 degree step down.


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If you are milling holes I can help. create a surface mill sequence choose the surfaces of the hole or define your mill surface. Use cutline closed loops

after that is setup, go back into the parameters and choose scan type TYPE_HELICAL. Your step over will control the angle of the helix. Be aware that this will generate all point to point CL data. (no circle statments will be created)

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I belive that functionality is under development.

That's rich. Why would they sell the software then?I' m starting to loose my patience with PTC.If it would really work, I could use a spiral trajectory when machining holes. Instead of Volume Rough I could use Profile, if only the ramp option would work.

If you are milling holes I can help. create a surface mill sequence choose the surfaces of the hole or define your mill surface. Use cutline closed loops

after that is setup, go back into the parameters and choose scan type TYPE_HELICAL. Your step over will control the angle of the helix. Be aware that this will generate all point to point CL data. (no circle statments will be created)

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I usually use volume rough with profile and ramp. Step depth bigger than the depth of the hole and upcut instead of climb. Sometimes it works , sometimes it doesn't , even on the same type of holes. The idea is to get the fastest method to do the sequence. The more design tools needed, the more time spent unnecessary. I'll try your method also. Thanks.

Have you read what I wrote about the re-roughing? What do you think?

I also suggest trying a Finishing sequence and exlude the surfaces you do not want to finish or use the slope angle to control what to finish. I am using Finishing more and more with excluded surfaces. you can create a auto window in a few clicks then depending on your geometry use exclude surfaces or parameter settings to control where to cut.

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