I have a small piece of stock that I'm working with and the MOP is running over an area that doesn't need to be cut. Also, the area that doesn't need to be cut is where my clamps will be placed; IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN REMOVE OR EXCLUDE A PATH FROM THE TOOLPATH, WHILE STILL CUTTING THE REST (maybe rewriting g-code when exporting the script=too involved?)? I now this is bad planning on my part, but any sort of information would be appreciated. Thank You!
I tried, turning the mop tool paths to geometry and then exploding the paths. After, I removed the part of the paths/polylines where my clamps would be, union the remaining, and trying to re-generate new tool paths from it, but no luck. It just rewrites to its original operation.
I could however reduce the size of the stock up to the area where my clamps will be, but would also have to go back into autocad to shorten the piece to keep the mop from following the 3ds profile to it's ends. Then place the original stock as is for cutting, but I would have to realign from zero axis to keep from cutting the offset in the wrong place in the stock...Lesson learned (purchase larger stock where cost warrants). It might just work; Anyone?
You could add a holding tab and make it large enough to cover the clamp.
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