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    EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    Hi! Im machining a contour with a small diameter tool using a ROUGH MILL with WAVEFORM strategy. The toolpath is starting on the piece with an helix motion. The setting gives us two option: pre drilled hole and helix. How can i make the toolpath ROUGH MILL WITH WAVEFORM strategy to start from outside to inside ? Thanks in advance !

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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    Hi!

    I think your option "stock type" isn`t choosed, if you choose "Current Stock" it should be starting outside of the part. IF you have inserted a stock

    See my attached picture.


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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegabond View Post
    Hi!

    I think your option "stock type" isn`t choosed, if you choose "Current Stock" it should be starting outside of the part. IF you have inserted a stock

    See my attached picture.


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    Greetings from Robert

    Hi Robert and thank you very much for your reply. I have tried as you suggested but i still can not get the toolpaths to start from outside to inside . Surely there is something that im missing. Here are attached some files for your consideration.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by mousongie View Post
    Hi Robert and thank you very much for your reply. I have tried as you suggested but i still can not get the toolpaths to start from outside to inside . Surely there is something that im missing. Here are attached some files for your consideration.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    Quote Originally Posted by mousongie View Post
    Are you using a boundary? Try without.

    If you only want to rough the outside, then pick 2 boundaries:-
    The 1st the part profile
    The 2nd a rectangle bigger than the billet - it's size really doesn't matter as long as the cutter can easily fit between it and the billet. You will have manually create this.

    Play with boundary options (in/out etc) in roughing to see different results.

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    Re: EDGECAM ROUGH MILL STARTING WITH AN HELIX MESSAGE

    OR milltype from optimized to CLIMB MILL!
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