Setup Stock for Holder

In the design workspace, isolate the Holder component using the eye icon to hide the other components. 

In the manufacture workspace, create a new Setup using the icons in the top menu or the shortcuts menu.

Select the dot on the top surface of the lower left corner of the stock preview. In the Stock tab, reference the values in the Stock Offset sections.

Adaptive Clearing 

In the manufacture workspace, click on the Adaptive Clearing icon in the top 3D menu or use the shortcuts menu.

Click on the Select button in the tool section and choose the 1/8in flat end mill.

Under the Feed & Speed section, reference the values.

Click on the Geometry tab and select Bounding Box under the Machining Boundary in the Geometry section. Select Tool Outside boundary under the Tool Containment section.

Click on the Passes tab and change the Maximum Roughing Step Down. Click the checkbox to disable the Stock To Leave section.

2D Contour

Click on the 2D contour icon in the top menu or the shortcuts menu.

Click on the select button in the tool section and choose the 1/8in flat end mill.

Under the feed & speed section, reference the values.

Click on the Geometry tab and click on the bottom edge of the holder. This should highlight the edge blue.

Click on the Heights tab and choose "Selection" under the Top Height section. Then, click on the top surface of the holder to highlight it blue.

Click on the Passes tab and click to enable the Multiple Depths. Change the Maximum Roughing Step Down to the values in the screenshot. Make sure Stock To Leave is disabled.

 

2D Pocket

Click on the 2D pocket icon in the top menu or use the shortcuts menu.

Click on the section button the tool section and choose the 1/32in flat end mill.

Under the feed & speed section, use the same values as the 1/8in flat end mill.

Click on the Geometry tab and click on top surface of the four holes in the model.

Click on the Passes tab and click to enable the Multiple Depths. Change the maximum roughing step down to the values in the screenshot. Make sure Stock To Leave is disabled.

Simulate and Post Process

Reference the previous CAM setup to simulate the operations. If everything looks good, proceed to Post Process the GCode files. You have the option to select multiple operations in the Browser. For example, the Adaptive Clearing and 2D Contour operations use the same tool so this could be posted as a single GCode file.

This guide was first published on Aug 30, 2021. It was last updated on Aug 30, 2021.

This page (Fixture Tool Paths) was last updated on Aug 30, 2021.

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