I have about 50 very similar candle stick like shapes to turn and I am struggling to find an efficient way to do this with SolidCAM and always end up creating very confusing files containing lots of sketches, contours and parts! Basically a Nightmare!
Each part is saved as a profile in a DXF file with a centre line and can be loaded into a sketch.
Ideally I would like to create a sequence of operations which I know work from turning the first piece, then apply these same operations to similar but not identical profiles.
I would also like to store all the 50 profiles in one file and output the NC for each at will. This is in case I need to go back and make a duplicate of one of the 50 parts in the future and have lost, or would like to modify the original program.
Does anyone have any tips for this type of task?
Alternatively, does anyone know a piece of software that can do this type of thing more easily? (I'm hating SolidCAM so far!)