Geometry
KeyCreator \ Tools \ Machinist \ Path \ Geometry

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Location: Tools>KeyMachinist>Path>Geometry

After selecting a cutting tool, you are required to specify the part geometry to be machined. When this feature is selected, the Geometry dialog appears, through which you are able to specify a variety of paremeters relative to the geometry in the open part. For in-depth coverage of each function within Machinist use the MachinistRefManual  .

NOTE: At least one cutting tool must be defined before part geometry can be selected.  

 

Dialog Options:

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Select Solids

Specify the solids and/or individial faces to be machined. Select the RESET button to reset the quantity to zero.

  • Part Solid – Select the solid bodies to be machined using the selection methods that appear on the Conversation Bar.

  • Part Face – Select the individual faces to be machined using the selection methods that appear on the Conversation Bar.

  • Check Solid – Select the solids to machine up to, but not on, using the selection methods that appear on the Conversation Bar.

  • Check Face – Select the individual faces to machine up to, but not on, using the selection methods that appear on the Conversation Bar.

Select Polygons

Specify the polygon files to be machined. The selected files appear in the list below this setting.

Define
  • Containment – Select Containment to create containment boundaries with existing curves, or to create polylines around machining areas.

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  • Avoidance – Select Avoidance to create boundaries that will not be touched by the cutting tool during machining.

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