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  1. #1

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    Jul 2018

    can i front/back turn in one Turning project?

    If i want to do a front operation, and then physically flip the part to do a 2nd operation on the back, do I do this in one "turning" project? In milling, I would create two coordinate systems; one for from and back, to achieve this. I was not able to get the correct toolpath doing this for turning, because the tool would face the wrong way despite the 2nd coordinate system being oriented properly. Should I create two turning operations instead of two MAC's ? Creating two turning projects mean I have to create two machine configurations and to import all my tools, however. So far I have not been inclined to do that as I have thought it inefficient to do that.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Re: can i front/back turn in one Turning project?

    Hi cryptopsy,

    It was design that turning only allows 1 coordinate system. However, the simple thing to do is have your post set as a MillTurn post and then you will be allowed to add as many coordinate systems as you like.

    Darrin- SolidCAM

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