With X3 I'm having some problems with remachining. I do a pocket with a .125 em then a remachining of it using a .0469 em and it make allot of wasted moves machining air ! By air I mean areas that the .125 already removed all material.
It also leaves some material it should remove.
In the pocket dialog box I select remachining and make sure that "stock to leave" is "0". When I click the Remachining button... below the pocket type drop down it opens with the following checked:
Compute remaining stock from:
The previous operation
Clearance is set at 50%
Apply entry/exit curves to rough passes
Are these the best settings to use ? It seems to me that it would do a better job and take less time to just do another pocket with the smaller endmill even though it will be cutting a lot of air.
I must be doing something wrong with the remachining op but I don't know what and need some advice if you will.