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problem with lathe tutorial

aaron tabor

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I am doing a lathe tutorial and I'm having a problem programming a groove toolpath. I select the geometry correct but for some reason its cutting inside the part instead of following the outer boundary.  I included a link to a file of the part so you can see what I am talking about.  


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I tried that and it is still cutting into the part instead of following the chain I selected.

1 hour ago, AHarrison1 said:

From what i can see, according to your geometry selection, the toolpath is behaving as it should within the constraints of what you have selected.

Re-select the chain starting from the origin.



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It will follow the chain in the finishing pass, it still has to rough out all that material.

To see the tool just follow the chain then turn off roughing in the toolpath parameters (check box i believe).

By default the tool will finish the groove starting at both end and working in to overlap in the center of the groove.

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