I'm using v2. how do i make the tool retract to the top of a part when i'm contouring? it keeps wanting to rapid through the part.
surfcam velocity 2. my z zero plane is top. and i believe i'm using world. but for some reason it just decided to retract to my z plain. i don't believe i changed anything so i'm not sure why it would have changed.
ok its doing it. this is what i'm seeing and i didn't change anything for the different lines.
I can't tell from your picture what's going on but:
The rapid Plane will be calculated from Z Zero plane regardless of the geometry picked. So if the material is 2” above the Z Zero and the rapid is set to 1”, you’re going to rapid through the material. Set the Rapid to 3” if the material is 2” above the Z Zero plane for example.
Under Tools>Options>NC Defaults there is an option to have Surfcam calculate the Rapid plane but I don’t trust it.
There's a tab on each sequence that controls "feed between" distance. I can't get on the system right now, but it's the far right tab when you have the sequence open of editing.
The "feed between" distance needs to exceed the distance between retract and plunge passes or the software makes a direct path.
mfgbydesign, you may have something there. Also there is a setting to that will make the feed between plunge, feed or rapid. Itís under 2 Axis Options. I would try resetting this page to the default.
changing the "feed between" worked. thanks for all the help guys!!!