change chamfering or profile start position

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change chamfering or profile start position

Postby MS1585783166 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:06 pm

hello,

what is the easiest way to define a start position or entrance point for a 2d tool path on a part that was imported? I'm guessing it easy to control a start position if i made the model in viusalCAM but since I'm using an imported model I don't see that option. Ideally the profile would start midpoint on a line segment I select.


thanks
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Re: change chamfering or profile start position

Postby MecSoft Support » Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:47 pm

Start points can be changed in VisualCAD for closed curves or by using Pre-Defined region in CAM.
If you are working with a solid/surface geometry, create a pre-defined region (Curve/Surface Edge/Flat Area) from the Regions tab under Machining Objects browser. Highlight the region under Machining Region Set and use Select Start Point command located on Regions tab, pick a start point on the graphics screen.
Refer to this blog article on How to Control the Cut Side and Start Point
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Re: change chamfering or profile start position

Postby MS1585783166 » Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:12 pm

awesome! that worked. thank you!
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