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Volume Sweep feature. Extension of feature for end mill cutters

Volume Sweep feature. Extension of feature for end mill cutters

>We would need the "volume helical sweep" (picture 1) feature for a processing with  end mill cutter.<

Currently it is possible to use the feature for grinding wheel applications, where the tool-axis of the grinding wheel is horizontal to the workpiece-axis.

(picture 2)

But it is not usable for a process where the tool-axis is orthogonal to the workpiece axis. For example with a end mill cutter.

(picture 3)

There gives a possibility in the setting "Adjustments" to turn the tilt-Angle. But this doesnt work. 

(picture 4)

It would be very important for our company that this function also works for our application.

Thank you very much.

3 Comments
MatthiasB
3-Visitor
Very good idea!!!
hostroske
12-Amethyst

Other CAD applications like SolidWorks are supporting this command. It's time for PTC to do as well. Calculating the surface using Simulate is not a good option and also not exact enough.

udyna
4-Participant

PTC promised to add a new volume sweep tool when Creo 4.0 was released.

I was very surprised that this tool is still not available in Creo 8.0.

I heard that the upcoming Creo 9.0 also does not have this tool.

What happened to PTC?

Is it technically a big problem that cannot be overcome?