The Scallop operation is an equidistant toolpath that is offset in 3D space on the machining surfaces. It maintains a consistent scallop height regardless of steepness. This operation is best used for semi-finishing and finishing, and not roughing operations. Strengths:
The Finishing Morph operation generates a toolpath that morphs between two specified curves with high speed links. The available strategies are Across, Along, and Spiral. This operation works in 3, 4 and 5 axis situations, and is extraordinarily useful for situations
The Optimized Plane Operation consists of two, perpendicular finishing plane operations, and it ensures no surface is machined twice. The result is a high-quality finishing on a complex part, due to a consistent scallop height across the entire part and only
If you have a part you’re milling that has flat and steep surfaces, the Combine Operation is probably the operation you’ll want to use. In addition to reducing machining time, combined machining provides easier conditions for the tool, this allows
Despite being separate, Roughing and Finishing Plane operations can be used in tandem for machining parts with complex, rounded geometry. Plane operations are designed for machining smooth areas of a model’s surface and areas with steep trajectories along the toolpath.
One of the most useful operations is also the most underused. The finishing morph operation generates toolpaths between two curves, using sync lines to improve the toolpath.