This dialog allows you to define the profiles on which to perform the pocketing machining.
It also allows you to define the tool compensation.
Profiles Definition section
Each profile defined, it is displayed on the screen with an arrow indicating the direction of the cut and the point of start.
It also increased the indicator in bottom section, showing the number and type of defined profiles.
Note: the Pocket toolpath does not allow open profiles.
The chain defined in the last preceding operation is selected.
All entities on the active layers (visible) are selected and chained automatically, if possible.
The selected entities, one by one, at the end are concatenated to create one or more profiles (chains).
All entities lying inside the rectangular window are selected and concatenated to create one or more profiles (chains).
Clicking on an entity, all entities connected to the respective end points, are concatenated to form the profile (chain).
Reverses the direction of the chains.
The last defined chain is removed from the selection list.
All defined chains are removed from the selection list.
This parameter open the dialog box containing the list of all chains with this options:
Cutter Compensation section
This parameter, which determines the offset direction, ie the direction of the tool relative to the profile, is handled automatically by the pocket function.
The external profiles are offset towards the inside, while the inner profiles (islands) are offset towards the outside.
This value corresponds to the tool radius. Pressing the button refers to the dialog of selection tool.
Start in mid
With this option, the starting point of the finishing passes, it is moved to the middle of the first entity.
Useful to avoid having the attack on an inner corner of the path.
Cutter compensation in Cnc (G41/G42)
Setting this option, SimplyCam inserts at the beginning of profile G41 (left compensation in control) or G42 (right compensation in control), and at the end of the profile G40 (compensation off)
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