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A rounding at the outer edge marked in RED is to be milled on the component shown in Figure 1. For the calculation of the cutter paths, e.g. with a ball nose or radius/torus cutter, vectorcam requires a 2D contour.
This contour can be generated in different ways (Figure 2):
First the body edge of the component is selected. Then the user selects the milling function for the rounding. Alternatively, he can call up a machining strategy that has already been stored. All necessary parameters such as rounding radius, tool, surface quality (roughness depth) etc. are predefined here and can be accepted or changed. (Figure 3)
Finally, the simulation shows the milling paths for machining the component or rounding. (Figure 4)