Solid Model Analyzer - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
After analyzation, why does the resulting Microvellum
product contain parts in different colors?
Parts are automatically assigned layers by the program. You
may modify these colors by opening the product in either Part Properties or Edit
Design Data. Add an existing layer name to the existing 3D Draw Token name
separated from the name by a space. For example, if you add “Product” to the 3D
Draw Token name for a part (e.g., DRAW3DBOX Product), the part will be redrawn
on that layer, in that color when it is redrawn.
How does SMA determine face 5 and 6?
The face with the most complex machining is assigned face 5.
If the machining on both faces is identical, the program makes a selection of
one of the identical faces.
How does SMA assign machining to the parts it produces from
It matches a tool that has been set up to work with SMA in
the toolfile to the machining operation required by a solid object.
Can Microvellum assign a miter router bit to a miter
processed through SMA?
Assign the necessary tool after analysis.
Why does SMA always seem to choose the smallest of multiple
tools assigned for a ¾” route?
The user should select a single default tool for Cutout
Router, one for Border Router, and one for Pocketing Router in the toolfile.
SMA uses those tools to create the machining required, as defined by the solid
model. If multiple tools are selected for any of these three default
properties, the analyzation process will randomly select one of them to perform
the machining. This may result in incorrect machining if it happens to be the
wrong size tool – in some cases, the smallest tool will be selected in this
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