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2-1/2 Axis Menu 2 Axis Facing

Facing is a 2-1/2 Axis method of generating planar toolpaths using regions as the part geometry limits.  In Facing, the 3D part geometry model is not considered in the toolpath generation.  The the outermost region is used to construct a virtual 3D stock geometry model that has the same shape as the region with vertical walls spanning from the region down to the bottom Z level.  The toolpath begins at the top Z value and stops at the bottom Cut Level you define.  If you do not select machining regions for a 2-1/2 Axis Facing operation, the XY extents of the stock is used by default.


tog_minusFacing Example

tog_minusGeometry Selection

tog_minusBasic Options

tog_minusTool Selection

tog_minusFeeds & Speeds

tog_minusClearance Plane

tog_minusParameters / General

tog_minusParameters / Cut Levels

tog_minusParameters / Entry/Exit

tog_minusParameters / Advanced