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About Milling NC Sequences
To access Mill type NC sequences, you must be in a Mill or Mill/Turn workcell. The following NC sequence types are available:
Face—Facing down the workpiece.
Volume Rough—2.5-Axis slice-by-slice milling used to remove material from a specified volume.
Roughing—High-speed milling sequences used to remove all material inside a Mill Window boundary.
Plunge Rough—2.5-Axis rough milling of deep cavities by a series of overlapping plunges into the material, using a flat-bottom tool.
Re-rough—Used to machine only the areas where a previous Roughing or Reroughing sequence could not reach.
Local Milling—Used to remove material left after a Volume, Profile, Conventional or Contour Surface, or another Local milling NC sequence (usually with a smaller tool). Can also be used to clean up material in specified corners.
Surface Milling—3- to 5-Axis milling of horizontal or slanted surfaces. You are given a choice of several methods for defining the cut.
Conventional Milling—3- to 5-Axis milling of horizontal surfaces. The tool moves in a defined angle over the milling surface.
Profile Milling—3- to 5-Axis milling of vertical or slanted surfaces.
Finishing—Used to machine the detail of the reference part after Roughing and Reroughing.
Corner Finishing— 3-axis milling, to automatically machine corners and valleys that cannot be reached by a previous ball end mill.
Pocketing—2.5-Axis milling of horizontal, vertical, or slanted surfaces. The walls of the pocket will be milled as with Profiling, the bottom—as the bottom surfaces in Volume milling.
Swarf Milling—5-Axis milling of a series horizontal or slanted surfaces by cutting with the side of the tool.
Trajectory—3- to 5-Axis milling, with the tool moving along a specified trajectory.
Custom Trajectory Define the tool path for 3- to 5-axis Trajectory milling by interactively specifying the trajectory of the control point of the tool.
Engraving—3- to 5-Axis milling, with the tool moving along a Groove cosmetic feature or a curve.
Thread Milling—3-Axis helical milling.
Drilling—Drilling, boring, tapping.
Auto Drilling—Auto drill selected holes using the selected coordinate system or retract plane.