View Full Version : Profiling with Stepover??

09-23-2012, 12:23 PM
Rhino crashes every time I try to do what I think should be possible.

When doing 2 1-2axis profiling there is a selection for Stepover Control, I'm not quite sure how to use it, everything I do just crashes Rhino...


So as you can see in the picture I have a good tool path, and it works, but surface finish could be better, so I'm wanting to leave ~.01" of material left and then come back at full depth and mill it off to a nice 1 pass finish, this way I get rid of the stepped finish.

I could go around and spend alot of time drawing another path and do that separately but that seems like more work than it's worth...

If there is better software out there to do this let me know, so far RhinoCam has been alright...

09-23-2012, 01:46 PM
Figured it out I believe, I've never messed with Global parameters, but in the Cut Parameters tab you can select how how much stock to leave ex: .02, then just make another tool path for the same geometry but with the stock set to .0. That new toolpath will be just one depth to make everything smooth.

I also got the stepover control to work after I joined all of my Geometry that needed the stepover, and this will work great for some things, but for what I'm doing it won't help because it would still use the same step down tool path.