4-axis milling with using of the engraving and pocketing operations

Engraving and pocketing operations allow to define the job assignment as the set of the closed contours. Everyone of it defines the <Pocket> or the <Boss> of the model.




Besides it is possible to set the <Base surface> in the current operations on which one the defined contours will be projected. The base surface is a plane, cylinder or the solid of revolution.




The contours of the job assignment can define the boss and pockets directly on the base surface or to be an unrolled curves of the of it. In contrast to the <Cylindrical interpolation> the machine could not have the rotary axis that rotates the workpiece.




See also:

5 axis machining

Operations for 4-axes and 5-axes milling

Engraving operation

Using design features in an Engraving/Pocketing operation

Job assignment for engraving and pocketing operations