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To Create Automatic Cut Motions for 3-Axis Custom Trajectory Milling
The way cut motion is created depends on the cut motion type. The following procedure lists the steps common to creating all types of cut motions. Click See Also for information on specific aspects of creating a cut motion.
1. On the NC SEQUENCE menu, click Customize.
2. Choose Automatic Cut from the drop-down list in the Customize dialog box, and click Insert.
3. Select the type of cut motion from the INTERACT PATH menu (Sketch, Edge) and Done.
4. The Cut option on the INT CUT menu is selected automatically. Select the appropriate options in the CUT ALONG menu, depending on the cut motion type, and create a cut motion.
5. Click Ends if you want to adjust the ends of the cut motion.
6. Click Corners if you want to apply corner conditions.
7. You can use the Check Surfs option to select surfaces against which gouge checking will be performed.
8. Click Play Cut to display the cut motion as it is currently defined. The Info option brings up the INFO ITEMS menu. You can use the Parameters option on the INT CUT menu, if needed, to modify the cut motion parameters.
9. When satisfied with the cut motion, click Done Cut.
10. If you want to define another cut motion, click Next Cut on the NEXT SLICED menu, and repeat Steps 3 through 9. When finished, click Done/Return on the NEXT SLICED menu.
If you use the same type of cut motion for a subsequent slice, the CUT ALONG menu settings will be modal. For example, to mill a horizontal slot in step depth increments, you can define the edges, direction, and offset for the first cut motion only, and then just change the height for each subsequent cut motion. Note, however, that whenever you select Edge or Curve from the CUT ALONG menu, the Direction and Offset options will be selected automatically.
* You can create more than one cut motions for a trajectory milling NC sequence. However, it is recommended to create only one cut motion per trajectory milling NC sequence in situations where you often change the reference model and regenerate the manufacturing model.