Lathe contouring


The "Lathe contouring" operation lets generate toolpath along the specified contour. Operation uses the simplified path calculation algorithm which does not consider geometrical sizes of the tool holder and its admissible cutting directions. Tool nose radius and its plunge angle are considered only. Current workpiece state also is not considered. Any curve (imported, drawn in 2DGeometry mode or turn generatrix of the part) can be specified as processing contour. Key difference of operation from other turning operations is possibility of editing specified contour in a Job assignment formation mode. The specified contour can be issued as standard cycles for stock removing, machining of grooves or thread. This possibilities allows engineer to generate necessary toolpath.

Job assignment element adding ways:

  1. Adding existing curve. To do this select the desired curve (or set of curves) in the graphic window and click "Add" button for desired item (cycle) type.

  2. Adding generatrix of surfaces group. To do this select the desired surfaces in the graphic window and click "Add" button for desired item (cycle) type.

  3. Adding generatrix of the whole part. To do this click "Add" button for desired item (cycle) type without select any geometrical elements in the graphic window.

 

 

 

See also:

Lathe machining