3d: .stl, 2d: .dxf & .svg.
3D. the viewer will automatically orient the part such that the largest flat surface is oriented downward. Only one part/mesh is supported at the moment.
2D files are broken down into lines. The algorithm will attempt to make polygons out of those lines and select the largest one. It will extrude it and present it in the viewer
Switching to inches will modify the default value of the settings.
Defaulted to the stock height.
You can resize the part on the fly by inputting new dimensions, untick the box to change the dimensions on one axis only. You can rotate the part if necessary.
The machine origin (orange arrows) is referenced by the viewer against the part origin (blue arrows).
For 2d: One Finishing Flat End Cutter,One Roughing Flat End Cutter. For 3d: One Ball End Cutter and One V End Cutter.
This cutter will be selected first by the algorithm to cut as much material as possible. It will also be used if a surfacing needs to be done. The finishing cutter will be used to cut the leftovers and the part contours
If selected, those cutters will be used to perform a finishing pass on the 3d geometries of the part
Cutter Diameter, Feedrate & Depth of cut are the critical settings. An horizontal stock to leave offset can be chosen for the roughing cutter
Conventional or Climb cutting can be selected and applied separatly for inner pocketing and finishing passes.
Tabs can be automatically created, their ratio against part perimeter chosen as well as their height.
Adaptive and Offset strategies are available for pockets milling. The stock entering is defaulted to helical ramp for Adaptive strategy but can be plunge for Offset strategy.
Click the button, sit back and relax. The toolpath is being generated, it will take between a couple of seconds for simple shapes to a minute for the most complex ones. Once ready it will be displayed in the viewer.
Programmed by master control to generate toolpaths by all means necessary.
Areas than cannot be cut such as corners with a radius inferior to the radius of the tool will be indicated in red in the viewer.
Click the button and snatch the coveted GCODE file.
The file content is made of G0/G1 commands. It is optionally possible to add the spindle start/stops commands and tool select command.