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mastercam X5 does not recognize the angle of the tool....

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I am facing a new problem. I have a finishing tool that has 10 degree angle. the sharpest part of the tool diameter is 0.197 inch and the out side diameter is 0.825 inch. the flute is almost 1.78 long. 

Whenever I want to use this tool the software automatically create the tool path based on the outside diameter even for the really short like 1/4 inch depth cut. I have tried almost all of the tool types but it is the same I guess the software does not recognize the angle.

for example, I tried to do a 3 inch pocket with the depth cut of 0.1 inch, the tool path was the same for the whole pocket as i assume it has to get bigger after each depth cut due to the angle of the tool.  

let me know if you guys know any solution to this. 



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I haven't had to do that before but I don't think a 2d contour will do that.

But then again I do think you can enter a wall angle on your depth cuts on a pocket toolpath... I'd have to look.


You may have to use a surface toolpath for that.

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