## 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…

## Lesson 8 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Pocketing Alphacam Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/w4lzJK4Qa98 In this lesson we will prepare internal pocket machining. From the Machine tab select Pocketing command. Types tab fill as shown below (default). General tab fill as shown below. Levels and Cuts tab fill as shown below. Machining Data and Tool Data tabs leave with default values….

## Lesson 7 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Tool-in and tool-out in Alphacam Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/pirFRixRVvQ We finished the last lesson like this: Now we have to change the type of tool-in and tool-out. Click RMB on operation in Project Manager and select Edit. Select Lead-In/Out tab. At the beginning we can change the Approach Angle and Retract Angle. For…

## Lesson 6 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Lead-In Lead-out in Alphacam Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/mYBaJqXKtz8 Go back to Roll Round XY Corners. Let’s have a look to tool-in and tool-out. It is not good. At the beginning, let’s change how the tool will approach to the material. Edit the rough or finish operation (it should call FINISH PASS on operations…

## Lesson 5 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Contour Machining in Alphacam – Rough or Finish operation Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/bpVBEfUW1YA In this lessons we will learn about contour machining. But first, we will hide previous operation to make drawing clearer. Select the Operations tab from the Project Manager. Uncheck the operation checkbox to hide toolpaths, select checkbox to show toolpaths….

## Lesson 4 – Simple 2.5D Machining – Tutorial #1

Alphacam for beginners – Tutorial #1 Subscribe me on YouTube! YouTube: https://youtu.be/Biu3wuyyT5U First thing before creating toolpath is to choose the tool. From Machine tab select Select Tool command. Window shown below will appear. Select tool Flat – 20 mm. You have to double click on tool which you want to choose or select tool…