JOE CULPEPPER (Joe)
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 07:41 pm: ||
Am I correct in saying that the only difference between a roughing cut and a finish cut is that a finish cut is the last cut? I have read all the old post, and it seams like their use to be a difference in the set up, but no more, is this correct? If this is not correct please explain.
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 07:56 pm: ||
In StlWork2 we eliminate the differences by allowing as many cutting strategies as needed.
In the original StlWork (Now StlWork lite), a single roughing and a single finishing pass were allowed. If more cuts were desired, multiple programs were required. For example if you wanted to Z level rough out a shape, then raster in X and then raster in Y, you would need 2 cnc programs with StlWork Lite with StlWork 2, you can do this, as well as limit cutting to certain strategies in certain areas, including X-Y-Z zones, water line and tangent angle areas, and no flats, and margins. Since there were so many different ways that cutting could be completed, we called the process a collection of strategies and allowed as many as were needed to complete the project in a single CNC program. In stlWork 2 you create strategies, and the sequential following of the strategies generates the program.
Fred Smith - IMService