Geometrical model structure


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A geometrical model in SprutCAM is represented as a tree of folders. Different geometrical objects are grouped in the folders. A working with the geometrical model structure is similar to the working with the files structure which is used in the Windows operating system.

 

Note:        In keeping with most file systems, all objects inside one group must have different names. The presence of several objects with the same name is not allowed.

 

Most functions for the model editing are found in the geometrical model structure window. When creating a new project, the main folders of the geometrical model are generated automatically. <Full Model> is contained inside these predefined folders: <Part>, <Workpiece>, <Fixtures>.

In the <2D Geometry> folder one can access the geometrical objects (contours and points), which were built in the 2D geometry mode. All 2D objects are grouped into folders with names of local coordinate systems, where they were built. Objects in the 2D Geometry folder are automatically renewed when making any changes, whether it is construction, correction or deletion of geometrical elements or curves. Therefore the objects cannot be deleted, or transformed out of the 2D Geometry mode. Only the visual properties can be altered. However, the objects from <2D Geometry> folder can be copied via the exchange buffer and inserted into another group. After that, the copied objects lose their connection with the 2D constructions environment and can be modified or deleted as any other geometrical object.

The <Part> folder is the produced part for the full machining sequence by default. Therefore, it is recommended to import and transfer into the model group those geometrical objects, which define the final produced part.

The freeform workpiece model should be placed in the <Workpiece> folder. If using simple-form workpieces (box etc.), this folder should be left empty.

The <Fixtures> folder is aimed for models of clamps, supports, vices and other machining fixtures and equipments.

 

 

 

See also:

Geometrical model preparation

Faces, meshes, curves and points

Groups (folders)

Active folder

Geometrical model structure window

Object selection

Intellectual object selection

Geometrical model structure editing