Alphacam Machining styles

Alphacam Machining Styles – work smarter!


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Machining styles allows you work faster and smarter in Alphacam. When you notice that your work is repetitive, eg. Select, tool, select strategy, set z levels and parameters and select geometry etc. you can create Machining Style. Machining Style is a set of operation.

Creating style is as simple as applying an operation to a geometry.

Let’s create some geometry, eg. Rectangle 300 mm x 200 mm and rectangle 200mm x 100mm within a larger rectangle.

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Next apply Pocketing operation to this rectangle.
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Now, we can save this as a new style. Click RMB on this operation and select Save as New Style command.

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Give it an appropriate name. It is worth to take into account the name of the tool and final depth, eg. Pocketing Flat 20mm Z-16 Rough and Finish Flat 12mm



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Let’s create another strategy. This time apply rough or finish:

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Now, we add this style to Pocketing Flat 20mm Z-10 Rough and Finish Flat 12mm style.
Click RMB on this operation and select Add to Existing Style.

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And select Pocketing Flat 20mm Z-10 Rough and Finish Flat 12mm style.

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Click Open.
Let’s create sample geometry

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And apply style to this geometries.
From Style Project Manager click RMB on style name and select Apply Style to Selected Geometries.

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And select geometries.

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Accept the selection and you will get:

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Machining in a few clicks 🙂

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