Beginner help please

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tonyaimer
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Beginner help please

Post by tonyaimer »

I am VERY new to CNC in general and path in particular.

I have created a simple block and am trying to do the code for a simple slot using
the pocket shape tool and a 10mm end mill

I cant make it work although I did get the "path walkthrough for the impatient" by chrisb
to work although we all know you can't cut the internal square corners with a round endmill.

I have enclosed my effort so far and would appreciate knowing what I have done wrong.

Regards


Tony Aimer
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chrisb
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Re: Beginner help please

Post by chrisb »

I admit that the walkthrough is a bit outdated, nevertheless you are on the right track and only one step is missing.

- Select the bottom of the pocket you want to create:
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- Click the Pocket icon
- For now leave everything as is and confirm with Ok.

Result:
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tonyaimer
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Re: Beginner help please

Post by tonyaimer »

chrisb

I tried to do the pocket operation using three faces and I had a bit of a problem selecting the three faces because
my ability to rotate the module during the selection of the three faces. I will now try again using just the bottom
face of the pocket as you suggest.

Glad I am not a million miles off base with this workbench.

I also want to give a shout out to Sliptonic whose book I was reading again earlier on my kindle.

I really want to hang in with FreeCAD as it is certainly going to go places in the future.

Hope to cut some chips on my PCNC1100 from Tormach soon


Regards


Tony Aimer.

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