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How did he make that move in Z?

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I was asked to relocate the location of some parts on a large nested plate. No problem, but when I started looking at the toolpath I could not figure out how the previous

programmer did it. Simple 2D contour, no cutter comp. Tool ramps down to Z-.5625 then cuts circle - moves in X .225 and cuts another circle - moves in X .325 then drops

down to Z-.73 and cuts circle. How did he get it to move down to -.73? Depth in linking parameters is -.5625.

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Is his depth set to incremental? He may have geometry selected which is on two separate Z depths

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Thank you for replying.

In linking parameters everything is checked absolute. All geometry is on Z 0.0. The first thing I did to check was to go to isometric and see if there was a line in Z. Nothing there.

WCS & T/CPlane are both in top. In level manager there are 93 entities on level 1. These are the only visible entities. There are 20 named levels. If I check "used" under list levels I see

level 3 with 450 entities, level 5 with 876 and level 7 with 918. None of these affect visible geometry when made "not visible". Only level 1 appears to have anything to do with tool paths.

In fact only 5 entities really affect this toolpath, the rest are just there for visual affect as the toolpath is transformed to make multiples.

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I could not figure out how the previous programmer did it.

 

If you post the file on here, I'll take a look at it.

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probably just used "change at point" in the tool path

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TEEJAY,

You hit the nail on the head.

I have seen that in the chain manager, but have never looked into it. I went there and clicked on intersecting entities where change took place and there it was.

Depth, Step, -0.72 .

Thank you, I will remember that. It is sure to come in handy.

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