Preparation for machining – Alphacam
The geometry is almost ready for machining. At the beginning, remove the outer rectangle. It’s a bit too big for the stock. We will prepare a smaller one later.
Choose Edit | Delete and remove the outer rectangle.
Now set the geometry direction arrows properly.
All geometries are closed, so we’ll only use sections for closed geometry.
Choose Machine | Tool Directions. For external contours as Direction select CW, and as Side – Outside. For circles Direction also CW, and Side – Inside.
Let’s change the starting point for the external contour.
Choose Edit | Start Pt, then select the MID-point of snap and select the left lower line.
We are slowly approaching the programming of machining, but we still have to prepare the geometry of the stock.