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Parallel Up/Down Milling not changing path

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Parallel Up/Down Milling not changing path

I am trying to make a dovetail.  With ball mill.  No matter what I select for Up/Down milling.  Manufacture always up mills one side, down mills the other.  I have tried making different processes for each side, Different setup for each side.  Nothing allows up/down milling to actually change the toolpath.  I posted a screen shot but unsure how to post/share my actual manufacture setups etc.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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in reply to: dkpesonen

Not sure if the screenshot came through

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in reply to: dkpesonen

Here is my f3d

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in reply to: dkpesonen

So you need to do this in 2 separate ops, one for one side, one for the other.


I removed the model selection and avoid faces as that's not necessary, instead I use a boundary to contain the toolpaths.


the Second side you use pass direction to change which way it mills, in this case Up/Down milling has no affect as you are only milling along the part(Up/down isnt referring to climb/conventional)

Screenshot 2023-01-31 133645.png


Also added a 3d Contour toolpath as it climb mills by default and will to it all in one toolpath.

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in reply to: a.laasW8M6T

Awesome  Thank you so much.  I didn't even think 3D contour.  I usually only use 2D contour.

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