## Heidenhain Programming and Editing [L:2] – Tutorial #1

Heidenhain Programming and Editing Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/ip6N1EC41N4 In this course, we will program the machining of a simple part, the drawing of which we created in the previous lesson about DraftSight. At the beginning, let’s enter the programming and editing mode. Click by LMB (left mouse button) selected key in the picture…

Heidenhain Tutorial for beginners- Download and installation Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/ip6N1EC41N4 With this article, we will begin the basic Heidenhain simulator tutorial. Heidenhain is a very popular and provides a demo version of the an application which is an emulator of the control system. We can run this on the personal computer. To…

## DraftSight Dimensions

DraftSight Dimensions Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/qj5gYA5OtOg In the previous lesson, we created user layers. In this lesson we dimension our drawing so that the CNC programmer can write the correct machining program. We can dimension part in several way. At the beginning, we dimension the diameter of the holes. From the Home tab,…

## DraftSight Layers

DraftSight Layers Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/qj5gYA5OtOg In the previous lesson we created a simple drawing. In this lesson, we will create a layer for geometries and separate layer for dimensions. Open drawing from previous lesson. Select Layer Manager from the Home tab. Window shown below will appear. Select New button and fill data…

## DraftSight Sample Drawing

DraftSight Sample Drawing Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/qj5gYA5OtOg In this course we will prepare a drawing of a simple geometry. The same one we used in Alphacam Tutorial #1. This time we will prepare the geometry in DraftSight and later we will use it in Heidenhain course for beginners. Launch Draftsight and from the…

## Lesson 13 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Chamfering in Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/7MX8eLL6_w8 We still have to make chamfers. From the Machine tab select Select Tool command. Select User – Cone – 10mm x 45 deg tool. Select Rough or Finish operation. Types tab (default): General tab: Levels and Cuts tab fill in as shown in the picture below. Machining Data tab: The…

## Lesson 12 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Helical milling in Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/p7e-TNuakaE We have drilled small holes, now we will do helical milling large holes. But at the beginning we have to set Ghost Tools properly. From the Machine tab select Tool Directions  command. Apply the above settings to four large holes to get: From the Machine tab select Select Tool…

## Lesson 11 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Drilling Cycle Data in Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/o68D9ndWC1U In the previous lesson, we turned on the visibility of the tool path rapid movements. In the Levels and Cycle Data tab, two options are available in the Traverse At section: Safe Rapid  and R-Plane. When you choose the Safe Rapid option, rapid movements between the holes will…

## Lesson 10 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Drilling in Alphacam Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/aFHxoD0yNpM In this lesson we will create drilling operation. From Machine tab select Select Tool command. At this point, we do not have a drill with a diameter of 9 mm so, let’s choose a drill with a diameter of 10 mm. For demonstration purposes, it does…

## Lesson 9 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Alphacam for Dummies – Lesson 9 Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/fnmeiXDwHwo Let’s edit the last operation – Pocketing. And select Machining Data tab. In this case, the first two parameters will be important. Stock to be Left, this parameter determines how much material will remain after machining (after this operation). This is the on…