The Following tips and examples should be helpful to those considering or just getting started with Multi-Axis Milling toolpaths.
Tip #1: Use “clean” geometry.
Garbage in = Garbage out. Multi-axis calculations are complex, so it is essential to drive multi-axis toolpaths with as simple and robust geometry as possible.
For example, the part below has two slots. They are identical except for the circular cutouts in slot 1. In this case it is better to choose the slot 2 (without the cutouts) because it
the floor surface is simpler. The toolpaths can be Pattern copied to machine the other slot.
Figure 1: Pick simplest features