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Support => Installation Help => Topic started by: clariongrade on June 10, 2021, 11:29:27 am

Title: Waterline Style
Post by: clariongrade on June 10, 2021, 11:29:27 am
Hi

A bit of a Newbee question.

I have installed CamBam 1.0, with the intention to try it for 3d milling.  The only option given for 3D milling is 3D Finish, which is incredibly slow for cutting without a roughing cut first.

I see references to Waterline roughing on the forum, but I do not see this as a style option.

Am I missing a Plugin, or something else?

Thanks
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: dh42 on June 10, 2021, 23:10:14 pm
Hello

There is 3 ways to do 3D milling

- Scanline horizontal and vertical

- 3D waterline Rough

- 3D Waterline finish

You can select the mode in the " Profile 3D Method " property of the 3D machining operation

http://www.cambam.info/doc/dw/1.0.0/cam/3d.html

There is tons of examples of 3D milling on this forum

++
David
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: clariongrade on June 14, 2021, 11:21:48 am
Thanks, I've found it now :)

But, this does not help with the underlying problem.  I am trying to attempt rotary milling and, using the 3D Finish style, it is incredibly slow.  Is there any way of doing a roughing/finishing mop using CamBam?
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: EddyCurrent on June 14, 2021, 11:52:13 am
Forget "Styles" for now because they are getting in your way, just create two 3D Profile machining operations, make the first one a Roughing and the Second one a Finishing.
Setting those to "Roughing" and "Finishing" does not perform any background magic you still have to enter the required parameters, so you need more aggresive cutting with a larger tool for roughing using a waterline method, then for the finishing use finer cuts with a small tool using a scanline method.

If you attach the cb file in question then an exact answer can be given. If the file is too big you can zip it before attaching here.
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: pixelmaker on June 14, 2021, 13:38:42 pm
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Setting those to "Roughing" and "Finishing" does not perform any background magic
the magic is
With a value >0 in depth increment = Roughing
With 0 in depth increment = Finishing

ralf
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: EddyCurrent on June 14, 2021, 16:06:30 pm
My point was that "clariongrade" is being confused by "CamBam Styles" and should choose to use two 3D Profile MOPs
Then I would suggest they read the manual to understand what each parameter means and also look at examples in the forum.

From the manual;

"Roughing / Finishing

For horizontal and vertical scanline operations:
If Roughing is selected, toolpaths at each Depth Increment are calculated.
If Finishing is selected, only the toolpath at the final Target Depth is calculated. "

So it appears the waterline method is unaffected by those settings.
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: clariongrade on June 15, 2021, 08:02:19 am
Thanks for the help.

I will try what you recommend, and keep you informed.
Title: Re: Waterline Style
Post by: EddyCurrent on June 15, 2021, 08:49:49 am
Thanks, I've found it now :)

But, this does not help with the underlying problem.  I am trying to attempt rotary milling and, using the 3D Finish style, it is incredibly slow.  Is there any way of doing a roughing/finishing mop using CamBam?

I must have missed the bit about rotary milling, in that case you will need this wrapper plugin; http://www.atelier-des-fougeres.fr/Cambam/Aide/Plugins/Wrapper_plugin.html