Facing With 2D Pocket and 2D Adaptive

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2D Pocket operation

For most applications, the Face strategy is the most appropriate option for facing a part, as this provides a very efficient toolpath for clearing an area with a large cutter. In some cases, however, it may be beneficial to use an alternative strategy for facing, and for this reason it is very easy to set up both the 2D Pocket and 2D Adaptive strategies to face a part.

To face a part using either 2D Pocket, or 2D Adaptive, all that is needed is to pick the either strategy and a suitable tool, and then making sure that Stock Contours are enabled. For 2D Adaptive, this is the default, while for 2D Pocket it needs to be enabled. It is, however, not necessary to manually select the stock contours, since if nothing is selected, the Job Stock is used for the stock contours, as indicated by the orange colored preview of the stock contours.

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Enabling Stock Contours on 2D Pocket

The following shows the different toolpath produced when using the different facing capable strategies.

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Face operation

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2D Pocket operation

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2D Adaptive operation

  • Tags: 2D Toolpaths, Adaptive Clearing, Roughing

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