2ND Follow Surf Rough with Up/Down Z Dialog
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This dialog appears when you click the OK button in the Follow Surf Rough with Up/Down Z dialog.


Dialog Options:

Stock Limits
  • Automatic – Determine heights for machining by verifying that all of the geometry is machined.

  • User Specified – Prompt user to indicate a zone in the Z-Axes to control the machining area.

Step Down By
  • Distance – The step down will be created using a delta value for Z steps.

  • Slice Count – Divide the distance to be machined in Z by the number of slices.

Step Down Values
  • Step Down – Specify the Delta value used to determine Z steps.

  • Number of Slices – This is the number divided into the distance to machine to determine the Z steps.

Critical Z Levels
  • No Intermediate Z-Levels – When selected, the software will not factor flats into the tool path.

  • Automatic Detection of Flat Areas – When selected, the software will look for flat areas and produce Z levels at the part wall stock value above the plane.

  • Prompt for Manual Selection – When selected, you will be prompted for specific Z levels requiring tool paths. The part wall stock value will offset the levels that are selected.