4 Axis Rotary Feature

Introduction

This help topic lists all of the parameters found in the 4 Axis Rotary Wizard.

GearWizardIconGray.png Feature 4 Axis Rotary

Rapid Movements

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Posting Parameters

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To learn about the tool dialog box, view the Milling Wizard Tool dialog box help topic.

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Cut Pattern

 

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Along

Around

 

 

 

 

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Rotary Axis

You must select the Rotary Axis being used for the feature, which includes the Direction and the Base Point.


IMPORTANT:     The Rotary Axis Direction and Base Point parameters are used for the toolpath creation and are not necessarily the same as the machine's rotary axis.


Select the proper axis for the part orientation: X Axis, Y Axis, Z Axis, or User Defined. For example, if the part's rotary axis is parallel to the X-axis, select X-axis.

 

 

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Point Tool to Rotary Axis

CheckBoxSelected.png Select this check box to force the tool axis to point at the defined rotary axis of the part.

CheckBoxCleared.png Clear this check box to turn off this option.

 

 

5th Axis

These options are only available with the 5 Axis Standard, or the 5 Axis Pro modules.

 

 

Cut Direction

You can define the cutting direction as Clockwise or Counterclockwise. This is based on the right-hand rule of the selected rotary axis direction.

 

 

Angular Start/End

 

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Finish

 

 

Limit Along Rotary Axis

These options are used to limit the toolpath to a specific area of the part. When no limit options are defined, the toolpath is applied to the entire selected geometry.

CheckBoxSelected.png Select this check box to enable the Start setting. Type a value to define the start of the toolpath from the Machine Setup, along the selected Rotary Axis Direction.

CheckBoxCleared.png Clear this check box when not setting a Start limit.

 

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CheckBoxSelected.png Select this check box to enable the End limit setting. Type a value for the End of the toolpath from the Machine Setup, along the selected Rotary Axis Direction.

CheckBoxCleared.png Clear this check box when not setting a End limit.

 
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Multiple Passes

CheckBoxSelected.png Select this check box to enable the parameters to create multiple cuts at a defined depth.

CheckBoxCleared.png Clear this check box to create a toolpath with a single pass (or a single depth cut).

 

Roughing Passes

 

Finishing Passes

 

 

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The Leads dialog box parameters of the Rotary feature are the same as those explained in the 3 Axis Leads dialog box help topic.

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Point

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Links

 

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Related Topics

View How to Create a 4-Axis Rotary Feature