View Full Version : 5 Axis mill toolpath

11-10-2010, 01:06 PM
I have a .060 radius that I need to mill with a corner rounding cutter. I just want to do two profile cuts and have my tilting tables B and C axis maintain the right normals as I machine.

I tried the FreeForm - Composite but do not have it right yet. Is there another feature I should create to do this operation?

I am working with Esprit 2011 to create the toolpath for a Mori Seiki NMV5000

Thank You

11-14-2010, 10:39 PM
did you contact web-support on DP web site? They'll give you the answer.

11-15-2010, 05:04 PM

I have been working with someone so I was able to email the file.
It seems 5 axis composite cycle is the one to use. I will see more on what it looks like tomorrow.

I did not see a way to upload a picture of dptechology website.

12-13-2010, 12:28 AM
The 5 axis composite feature is extremely powerful but the problem is that it has a lot of options all in one feature that can make it difficult to easily create toolpath. It takes a lot of time to become efficient using the composite cycle if you are unfamiliar with it. I've had good experience with their support staff.

12-28-2010, 08:05 AM
I actually prefer the way composite works for several reasons and find it easy

- less icons, more of my screen
- no redundant data entry, I can fill out the page settings and if I need to change a type of strategy, rather than go to a new icon and new op page, I just change the one setting there and make a few adjustments and not re-enter a ton of stuff
- all in one place, its easier to remember one icon for me
- power, the composite is very powerful

also, when they created the knitted surface tool this was awesome.

03-17-2011, 02:54 AM
ok, give us the model !