Improved Quality for Surface Finishes
You can control the quality of surface finishes with parameters MAX_SEGMENT_LENGTH and POINT_DISTRIBUTION.
PTC Creo Parametric
|Product / Module||
PTC Creo Prismatic and Multi-surface Milling Extension
|Product Functional Area||
Manufacturing (NC, Expert Machinist)
|User Interface Location||NC parameters for surface milling, profile milling, volume milling profile only, and finishing|
|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices|
Benefits and Description
Two additional parameters improve the quality of surfaces in surface milling, finishing, profile, and volume milling profile without increasing the precision of calculations or the computation time:
- MAX_SEGMENT_LENGTH defines the maximum distance allowed between two points with the calculation based on the tool-path tolerance. Small values improve surface quality in high-speed machining on surfaces with a large curvature.
- POINT_DIRECTIBUTION controls the output of the calculated points. With the current Pro/NC behavior, points for a slice are aligned with the slice above and bellow. The Shifted option offsets points between slices.