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    Setting Up Auto Toolpath Generation in Powermill

    Hi there!

    We just recently purchased a 7-Axis Robot and are looking for ways to speed up our production process. I wanted to see if anyone had any advice/insights on setting up toolpaths in Powermill. (That is the software we are currently using.)

    QUESTIONS

    - How are you setting up auto toolpath generation?
    - Any tips on how we can speed up the toolpath process?

    We aren't completely sold on Powermill either, so if you have any tips on better software to use, we'd love to hear it.

    Thanks in advance for any tips!

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    Re: Setting Up Auto Toolpath Generation in Powermill

    It can be done. You can record macros of your own inside powermill. If you tend to machine every job in the same way it can be really useful.

    Say you always had a output workplace at the bottom centre of the part. You can macro that in then create arguments in the code to load in a block with the job and then rough etc. Can get really tricky but the powermill user forum on Autodesk is full of people that will help you with writing macros.

    Neil

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