When trying to create a roughing sequence the toolpath goes outside of the mill window. I need to control this because I have side clamps on my part. I have the mill window set to keep tool inside of the window. When I use the same mill window and use Volume Rough it works fine. Has anyone ever had a problem with this?
I am using CREO 2.0 M050
When it comes to roughing cycles windows have always been more of a suggestion than a hard boundary. If I had to do it I would problably model in your clamps the tool should go around them.
I was going to suggest what Nick said. If you are just using toe clamps you can use the ones in the tooling library so you don't have to model them. they already exist. If you assemble them in the fixture they should not get cut.
I do have my clamps modeled into my assembly.
The only problem that I may have is that when I build my assembly I build it using the Assemble button. I don't go thru the Fixture module. I do this because it takes more clicks when using the fixture module. Is there a way to build an assembly and then classify parts as fixtures?
This is from PTC Document CS65743
In the roughing command the mill widow is treated as past it uses the surfaces to machine to the mill window is only used to drive the toolpath
The best way is to model the clamps and then bring them into your assembly by the fixture method if you bring your models in as assembly and classify it should recognize the models and not machine the clamps. I need to do some testing to make sure this is correct I tend to bring them in using the fixture method for this very reason.