Adding Machining to Parts
machining to parts, whether it be vertical or horizontal drilling, routing or
sawing, the steps are very similar.
add machining to a part, you must first select the desired tool, then enter a
depth and specify if the operation will be on FACE 5 or FACE 6. For routing and
sawing tools, you will need to select the type of tool compensation to use:
Left, Center, or Right.
use the Pick Existing Entities, you must have an object or polyline drawn.
- For vertical drilling operations, the diameter of the circle drawn
has to match the diameter of the tool used.
- For horizontal drilling operations, you will need to either draw a
rectangle and convert it to a polyline or draw a polyline – the width of the
rectangle must match the diameter of the tool being used, and the length must
match the depth you specified.
- Also, for horizontal drilling operations, a value in the Other Z
Value will move the center of the drilling operation along with the thickness
of the part.
using the Draw function, you must do the following:
- For vertical and horizontal drilling operations, you must pick a
point in the drawing based on the center of the hole. As an option, you can
select a second point (creating a straight path) and specify the distance
For routing operations, select the type of machining operation to
draw from the list:
None - Allows you to draw a polyline freely. Once the command has been completed, the machining will be applied to the new polyline.
Square Cutout/Pocket - Allows you to create a rectangular cutout. Requires you to pick a point for the starting corner of the rectangle and then to pick the opposite corner creating the width and length of the rectangle simultaneously.
Round Cutout/Pocket - Allows you to create a circular cutout. It requires you to pick a point for the center of the circle and specify the diameter of the hole.
Corner Notch - Allows you to notch the corner of a part (for example, a toe kick notch). It requires you to pick a corner on the part and then specify the width and length of the notch.
Radiused Corner Notch - Allows you to draw a concave radius on a corner. Requires you to pick a corner on the part and then specify the radius.
Chamfer Corner - Allows you to create a diagonal cut across the corner of a part. It requires you to pick a corner on the part and then specify the distance along each edge.
Fillet Corner - Allows you to round over the corner of a part. Requires you to pick a corner on the part and then specify the radius.
For sawing operations, you must create straight, vertical, or
horizontal lines by pick a start and endpoint.
Tutorial: 2D Machining Tools
General procedure overview: Create a new nest sheet. Add parts to the sheet. Add machining to the parts. Modify the nest sheet layout as needed. Generate G-Code for the nest sheet. Click the button on the MV palette "Nest Editing and 2D ...
2D Machining Tools (Single Parts)
As of Microvellum Toolbox 2020 | Build 15.6.228, there are two significant changes to the way the 2D Machining Tools operate. Updating Machine Token Values The program now updates existing machine tokens differently. Previously, if you drew a part ...
2D Machining Tools
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Route Editing Tools and Hardware
The Route Editing Tools allow you to make modifications to routing operations. Using the Machining Tools, you can: Reverse Polyline Direction – Allows you to change the direction of a polyline , which will swap the start and endpoints. Change ...
Overview: 2D Machining Tools
Back by popular demand is the ability to create one-off parts, nested panels and parts, and G-Code from all of them. Smaller shops and others that know exactly the dimensions of the single parts they want to produce need this feature. It is a quick ...
Managing Your Software Activations
This article will help you understand the process of managing your software activations and deactivations. All requests regarding software management should be made using our ticketing system. When creating a support ticket, you will be presented ...
Toolbox Release Notes | Build 22.1.0920.641
Machine Tokens Resolutions: Resolved an issue that caused shelf holes and shelf standard machining to run horizontally instead of vertically. Materials Resolutions: Resolved an issue that prevented the hardware wizard from changing ...
Getting Started with Microvellum Software
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