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Splitting a long toolpath among many tools

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Splitting a long toolpath among many tools

Hello, imagine you have a very long machining...for example a finishing sequence of 5 hours.

I want to machine with 5 tools for example (all the same tool geometry of course).

Many CAMs have the possibility to divide the toolpath, either by LENGTH (meters of machining for example), TIME and many others (for example ANGLE, DIRECTION).

Is there any possibility to do something similar in Creo ?

Thanks.

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Re: Splitting a long toolpath among many tools

I know of no such functionality for Creo. In the past when I've had to do this I've done it the "hard way", by picking which parts of the machining to do with the first tool, then omitting them for the second, etc. I don't know how an automatic process would handle things in a graceful manner. The start/stop for the splice between paths might leave quirky results on a surface, particularly if the previous tool was a bit worn, and the second is unused, or offsets are slightly off, etc.

Re: Splitting a long toolpath among many tools

Thanks, unfortunately I thought it was not possible ☹️

Yes I'm doing it the hard way and manually...but it's really old style...not 2020 style...

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