I finally getting around to learning and using the SolidCam 2008 I bought with Solidworks a while back. I have a vertical Haas Mill.
One thing I do a lot of is cutting parts out of plate stock like cookies out of the dough.
With most materials I never plunge directly into the stock but rather ramp down into the material at a particular angle depending on type of material and cutter used.
I'm having a real hard time gtting SolidCam to do this.
Let's say I define a part that's 6mm stock and want to cut a rectangular part out of the middle. After defining the Cam Part I choose add operation, then Profile.
Then select the rectangular geometry, the tool (let's say a 4mm mill), then set the depth level.
Then I come to the Technology page. The only Depth Type to try is Helical but I can find no option to set the angle of the plunge. Normally I use between 2-6 Degrees but here it seems SolidCam chooses whatever angle it wants.
Or am I missing something?
The graphixs in the simlation are also jerky and hard to follow, even at the slowest setting...
Thanks for any help!