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To Create a Tangent Approach Tool Motion
With this tool motion you can make the tool approach a tool motion (or another approach motion) in the direction tangent to the motion at its start point.
1. On the Trajectory, Face, Profile tab, or the tab of any turning step, select Tangent Approach in the Tool Motions list. The Tangent Approach dialog box opens. It contains the following options:
2. Reference cut collector—Displays the referenced cut name.
3. Offset—Specify a target point offset from the start of the selected tool motion. You can specify offsets along the X-, Y-, and Z- directions.
4. Approach Distance—Specify the length of the approach motion.
5. Click Parameters to edit the tool motion parameters using the Edit Parameters dialog box.
6. Click OK to create the approach motion or click Cancel to quit.