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3d Pocket will not machine full pocket depth - flat area detection

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3d Pocket will not machine full pocket depth - flat area detection

Hi All,


I'm struggling to create a suitable machining operation for my tool shadow board. 3d pocket clearing with flat area detection is exactly what I need, but the step downs are too small, and the machining time is way too long. 


However, when I deselect flat area detection, the tool path now doesn't machine to the bottom of the pocket! Why? I'm using roughing step down of 12mm. Can anyone shed some light? 


@HughesTooling @seth.madore 

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thanks John, hopefully this one is it 



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I'd actually suggest using the Flat toolpath, it offers greater control over step downs and the like:


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing

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