Fast Shape

When you have to work simple geometries, and you don't want to deal with cad tools , use Fast Shapes

Milling Operation :

Drilling Operation

  • Circle
  • Rectangle
  • Coordinate XY
  • Coordinate Angle - Radius
  • Line Pattern
  • Arc Pattern

Lathe Operation :

Adding Fast Shape

You can add a Fast Shape in 2 ways.

1) Just select the desired shape during the machining selection :

2) From geometry list menu , select [Fast Geometry]

Edit Fast Shape

One of the pros of using this type of geometry definition, is the ability to edit easily. The associated toolpath will be regenerated automatically.

To edit the shape click on related item in geometry list. Or double click in 3D Scene.

Remove Shape

If you want to remove it from geometry list , click . In this way you remove only the association from geometry and the machining. The shape is still present in the scene.

To remove completely : right click while hovered and press [Delete], or press keyboard [Canc] while selected

Coordinate List

Simply insert coordinate list. Has integrated trigonometric function to find missing dimension. In the chamfer/fillet column you can insert the final chamfer/fillet. For chamfer insert positive values and for fillet negative values.

If you have a chamfer at 30 degrees, just insert 2x30 , see attached image.

To insert arc movements :

  • just click on the [Add Arc Movement] Add Arc Button or
  • [Mouse Right Click] and click on [Switch Line To Arc] menu item.

Step Profile

This pattern is particulary useful in turning profiles definition. It can define only profile composed by a sequence of cylindrical step.

Diameter : Diameter of cylinder

Depth : Depth of this step

Chamfer : Positive value chamfer at 45 degrees. For not 45 degrees angles insert string for example 2x30 or 3x60. With negative value, will create a fillet


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