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4th Axis tool path strategies with the Manufacturing Extension

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davidscott
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4th Axis tool path strategies with the Manufacturing Extension

Hi

 

I'm trying to set a rotary tool path to avoid the tool engaging in the extruded hole as shown attached. I'd like it just to continue machining air as it passes over, without lifting.

 

Can this be done.

 

TIA

Dave

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Message 2 of 10
a.laasW8M6T
in reply to: davidscott

Yes, this can be done pretty easily.

 

My preferred way is to copy the body in design and on the copied body delete the hole faces.

Then in the toolpath you can select the modified body under model selection

alaasW8M6T_0-1698211964994.png

 

The other way is to patch the hole in the surface workspace and select the patches in the model selection of the toolpath.

 

sometimes this works fine but sometime the patch doesn't quite work how you want.

Message 3 of 10
davidscott
in reply to: davidscott

Thanks,

 

I work in inventor and only use Fusion for CAM, and I'm just learning. From your instructions (I didn't know how to do that in Fusion), so I went back into inventor and created a form that I want to machine and aligned it to the toggle in an assembly and imported the assembly to Fusion this seems to have worked to this point.

 

However Now I cannot get the tool path to run a spiral along the part, around the A axis, it wants to run colinear to the A axis only, sorry to ask but I've been at it for a few hours with no luck.

 

TIA

Dave

Message 4 of 10
davidscott
in reply to: davidscott

Pictures of what I don't want, for clarity..

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a.laasW8M6T
in reply to: davidscott

Can you upload your file?

 

that will make troubleshooting much easier.

 

At a guess though you may have changed the pass type to line somehow

alaasW8M6T_0-1698290762675.png

 

 

Goto File>Export>Save as and .f3d/.f3z

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davidscott
in reply to: davidscott

Thanks..... feeling a bit stupid now.

Message 7 of 10
a.laasW8M6T
in reply to: davidscott

Have a look at this Vid for some pointers on how to do the direct modelling in Fusion and also another toolpath alternative that may give you a better result

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davidscott
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 a.laasW8M6T    You're a champion. Very much appreciated, thank you. 

 

 

Message 9 of 10
davidscott
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Am I able to save the video or will it stay up on here.

Message 10 of 10
a.laasW8M6T
in reply to: davidscott

Hi,

The video will stay here in this post if you want to come back and refer to it later.

 

 

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