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    Alphacam V5 basic steps for machining

    Trying to help out a friend who lost his memory due to a B12 deficiency and can no longer remember how to use it.
    Ive imported a solid model of a guitar case but Im baffled how to get it to machine it .
    Ive picked a tool but the pocketing operations are greyed out.
    Ive worked on many CAD/Cam systems but this seems the least intuitive. What are the basic steps to get it to machine a pocket.

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    Did u pick the tool direction? You are correct about less intuitive. Tool direction will be a completely different step in alphacam.

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    Trying to help out a friend who lost his memory due to a B12 deficiency and can no longer remember how to use it.
    Ive imported a solid model of a guitar case but Im baffled how to get it to machine it .
    Ive picked a tool but the pocketing operations are greyed out.
    Ive worked on many CAD/Cam systems but this seems the least intuitive. What are the basic steps to get it to machine a pocket.

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    Re: Alphacam V5 basic steps for machining

    the 2005 version doesn't have a very good interface but the process is the same as the current 2021.0 release.
    Pick a tool>Feature extract the solid>Apply the toolpath. So not many clicks to get a toolpath done. Very user freindly compared to other advanced professional CAM systems where you need a machine configuration before you even get going.
    Here's a video - https://www.screencast.com/t/4xSWWnHQ

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