To dramatically simplify the programming process, model-driven machining automatically extracts information directly from the original part geometry to create a machineable feature. This information includes the initial wire thread location, the start point on the profile, cut direction, taper angles, the height of any land area, corner styles, and, optionally, any 4-axis synchronization. The resulting features contain all the geometric information necessary to drive the contouring and pocketing cycles, with an automatic classification of parts that can be machined in 2-axis versus those that require 4-axis.
- Wire path directly from the CAD model
- Automatic classification of 2- versus 4-axis parts