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I really don't have much experience with 3D toolpaths, so I need a jog. I'm machining out a relief in a part and I'm not understanding why the tool is avoiding certain areas. I'm using a .500 ball endmill and the roughing program I'm using is not only not going into the corners full (purple boxes), but is also leaving a big swathe area that has me baffled. I attached the file, could someone lend me some advice as to what is going on here? 

 

Also, what would be a good finishing operation?

 

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10 hours ago, Kampfzentrum said:

I really don't have much experience with 3D toolpaths,

this is a great button for figuring out what is involved.

 

 

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and scallop is a great toolpath for finishing.

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19 hours ago, Seedy steve said:

this is a great button for figuring out what is involved.

 

 

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and scallop is a great toolpath for finishing.

100% off topic, but How do you change the background color of the ToolPath manager box??

 I remember I had done that ages ago, but I've forgotten.....

 

 

Thanks in advance

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2 hours ago, Rstewart said:

100% off topic, but How do you change the background color of the ToolPath manager box??

 I remember I had done that ages ago, but I've forgotten.....

 

 

Thanks in advance

Little down-arrow button, in the upper-right corner of the Toolpaths Manager. Next to the 'X' button.

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2 hours ago, Rstewart said:

but I've forgotten....

idk   lol   

my graphics  back ground is black, maybe it leaked over?

 

thanks Colin.

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