TurboCAD Forums

The Ultimate Resource for TurboCAD Knowledge

Register
 
Remember to do a search before you ask a question!!!

Pocket milling toolpath error?
Read 1363 times
* August 27, 2013, 06:11:19 AM
I'm still working on the CenteC logo, which is coming out really well - thanks to Kenneth's assistance.
The attached screenshot shows what appears to be an error in the toolpath for a 1mm endmill. The width of the gap is greater than the diameter of the endmill.
I haven't cut anything yet, just getting to grips with TCC, but am puzzled by the toolpath.
Is it OK or is it an error?

Logged
Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


August 27, 2013, 10:36:36 AM
#1
try changing your stepover amount

Logged
TurboCAD user since v3
 TurboCAD on flickr || My twitter ||


* August 27, 2013, 12:34:01 PM
#2
It was set at 0.5mm (half the tool diam). Is there a recommended amount?

Logged
Gary Wooding
Win10 64-bit,
TC21.2 x64 Plat, Bld59
TC16.2 Plat, Bld54.0
TCC 3.5


August 27, 2013, 02:23:23 PM
#3
Just decrease it & see what happens

Logged
TurboCAD user since v3
 TurboCAD on flickr || My twitter ||