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Tutorial – Geometry Tricks 1

Making Selectable Points

linesplit1From time to time you will find that programming requires specific ‘geometry’ but the model does not offer anything to select.  A very common situation is when parts have to be nested and the Lead-In/Lead-out for other start points (corners) would require extra scrap around the part.  To ensure that scrap is kept to a minimum milling is often started in the middle of an edge.  The lead-in is then guaranteed to be on a path that will eventually be milled away.  In this example a point a 1/3 the length is required as a starting point but only the edge can be selected.  The problem is that SOLIDWORKS keeps the selectable geometry down to a minimum.
To solve this problem we need to tell SOLIDWORKS that we want more information and to do this we can split a face into two which will also split the … Read the rest

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Sometimes it is just easier to show you than to tell you……..

ScreenShot001With that in mind, we are starting to compile a series of ‘very’ short video tutorials to show you how to perform a variety of functions in ONGAA CAM to get you started.  You will see just how easy ONGAA CAM is to use in under 10 minutes.

If there are specific functions you would like us to demonstrate, send us an email info@ongsolutions.ca

The Basics.

One of the most repeated phrases heard in ‘SOLIDWORKS School’ is:

Design Intent — Draw it like you want to make it!‘.

This means that the model must be accurate and match the part as you intend to manufacture it.  It is more than a ‘pretty picture’ when you start adding machining processes that depend on the model for numbers. (accurate numbers)



Basic Overview

Shows the ‘Command

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