This question is directed to anyone who has used both mastercam X4/5 and GibbsCam (in my case 2009).
In GibbsCam when creating a "contour" toolpath, I can check a box titled "no drag". This causes the tool to avoid running into shoulders and feeding in the X+ direction.
I am wondering if there is any way to achieve this in X5. So far the only way I was able to do this was by using many partial chains for the one cut and just changing the directions.
Forgive me if this post is hard to understand, I will post some sample programs soon to help get my question across.
Anyone who has used both programs will know what I mean!
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Mastercam doesn't have this funtion. You need to break the geometry and make two operations.