SolidCAM – Brochure Overview

www solidcam com 27 Geodesic Machining SolidCAM’s Geodesic Machining enables machining of complex 3D Shapes (Solid Model & Surface Groups) with a toolpath that has constant stepover and undercut areas This module generates a pattern of toolpath with measurable constant step over The stepover remains constant even on steep and shallow walls as it machines different surfaces or an entire model SolidCAM uses a global distance field without a fixed direction Typically, a stepover is calculated with reference to a vector direction, but in Geodesic Machining global distance and a stepover are used without a fixed direction ù Various toolpath patterns available ù Constant 3D distance between consecutive cuts ù Works effectively even in undercut situations ù Utilizes single entry and exit move Excellent surface finish of 0.4 µm with SolidCAM HSM strategies SolidCAM – The Future of CAM