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Grooves/Tooling on edges
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Ness

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June 27, 2019 - 5:26 pm
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Hi Sandis,

I understand completely your problem, but unfortunately we don’t yet have a solution for SCM post processors.

The only solution that might work if you are using Maestro would be to use the DXF export

I’m no expert but if I’m right, by using the correct layer name you should  be able to machine the edge groove.

Please see this article to get a jist of the DXF setup. If you set up the P parameter to indicate the correct edge and create the correct technology Maestro should pick up the correct tooling.

I hope this is helpful.

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Ness

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Hey Ness.

I have been trying to set that groove machining on edge, but no luck. On Faces comes up without any problem, but not on edges. 

Any ideas what i`m doing wrong? 

Attached is cabinet file.

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Hi Ness.

Exactly – on edge it will be machined only if set as groove in fitting links for now.

As in settings is only one type of groove, that means i can use only one tool for groove. For edges – i need different tool.

So i have one groove for, lets say backs, and then this new one that i put on edges. So need two different groove types, as i cant use same cutter for both. 

If could have two options groove1, groove2, then cold assign tool for each and use when needed.

Of course, if could use only one groove, then i could create separate PP for each tool, but that would work if i had only one type of groove in project.

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Sandis

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Hi Sandis,

Inner tooling will only machine on the panel face.

You should be able to create a groove on the panel edge using a fittings link.

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However for the time being it’s only possible to define one type of groove and one type of inner tooling or pocket.

The developers are actually working on improving the post processors and we should have a new version with the improvements in a few weeks. I think that adding machining types is in the agenda but I’m not sure if they will have include this in the next release.

Can you tell me or remind me as I’ve forgotten, why do you need 2 types of grooves?

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Ness

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Hi There.

I have connection that requires machining on edge – theoretically could be machined as groove, but as Polyboard you can have only one type of groove, Ness previously suggested to set it as shape. So i have done that, but still it is not machined on edge – it does create cut on face, but not on edge.

When machined on face – tooling lead out is exactly same place as lead in point, while i would require lead out opposite side, just like would be done for normal groove. Attached pic with example of tooling.

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Andy ideas how i can get machining to work on edge, and also fix lead out for it?

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Sandis.

Also would be great to have two or more groove types/inner tooling, would offer more machining possibilities. Maybe that is something that developers can add later.

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