Double pass / Max penetration ?

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Double pass / Max penetration ?

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Mon, Dec 01 2008, 4:53AM

Hi, can someone explian the new double pass dialog box and the new max penetration dialog box in tooling as there has not been a manual update

thank Stephen

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Re: Double pass / Max penetration ?

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Mon, Dec 01 2008, 9:09AM

Stephen,


The Double Pass dialog allows the operator to set a maximum square inch or millimeter setting as well as a maximum width/length value for skinny parts. Any part that falls below either setting will get a Double Pass operation on the outline. The outline tool will cut down to the Skin Thickness on the first pass.

If you wish to have parts not get the skin remove the "Size to Leave Skin on Double Pass Part" is provided. Any part that falls below either the Size or Width/Length setting will have the skin left on.

The "Max Penetration" setting keeps a tool from being used at a depth greater than this amount in 1 pass. If a depth of cut is greater than this amount Control Nesting will perform the operation in incremental passes at the "Max Penetration" amount until the operation is complete.

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Re: Double pass / Max penetration ?

Postby Dave Burtchell » Mon, Dec 01 2008, 4:51PM

Daniel Vonderheide wrote:Stephen,
The "Max Penetration" setting keeps a tool from being used at a depth greater than this amount in 1 pass. If a depth of cut is greater than this amount Control Nesting will perform the operation in incremental passes at the "Max Penetration" amount until the operation is complete.


When I read about max penetration in the CN update page, it didn't say anything about making incremental passes until full depth is reached. This is just what we need to cut our 8/4 solid parts in 1/2" passes. Thanks for the explanation here.

Dave

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Re: Double pass / Max penetration ?

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Tue, Dec 02 2008, 8:55AM

All of the information was taken from the updated manual. If you open control nesting and then click on the blue box with the question mark, you will be looking at the updated manual.

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Re: Double pass / Max penetration ?

Postby Michael S Murray » Wed, Dec 03 2008, 2:59PM

Ha, should have read this post 30 minutes ago, right Daniel!
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