Pocketing

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Pocketing

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2-1/2 Axis Menu 2 Axis Pocketing

Pocketing is a 2-1/2 Axis method of generating planar toolpaths using closed regions as the part geometry limits.  The 3D part geometry model is not considered in the toolpath generation.  The tool will only cut inside the closed region.  If multiple closed regions are selected, the tool will cut between alternating regions.  The toolpath begins at the top Z value and stops at the Total Cut Depth you specify.

 

tog_minusPocketing 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 / Sorting

tog_minusParameters / Entry/Exit

tog_minusParameters / Advanced