Articles tagged with: Drilling

27
July
2012

Drill Heights "From Hole Top" and "From Hole Bottom"

When you create a new Drill operation, by the default height for Top and Bottom, are "From Hole Top" and "From Hole Bottom", respectively. With this default, the entire depth of the selected face(s) is machined - or if "Auto-merge hole segments" is enabled, it will machine the depth of the entire hole.

In some cases you may need to drill only a part of the depth of the hole, and (from HSMWorks 2011 R3) you can select e.g. "From Hole Top" for the Bottom height, in effect giving you the option to drill, say 1mm down from the top of every hole.

The following screen shot shows a few possible combinations of the drill height settings.

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Bottom "From Hole Bottom".

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
July
2012

Automatic Drill Depth for Conical Faces

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HSMWorks provides a unique way to drill conical faces such as countersinks. When you select a conical face, the drill depth is automatically adjusted so that the tool tip touches the end of the conical face:

 

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Merge Drill Hole Segment

When drilling a hole with multiple segments, HSMWorks by default only drills the depth of the selected segment(s):

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Drilling a single hole segment.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks