DeskProto Version 6.1 Creating toolpaths for SuperCamXp
Working with DeskProto to create tool paths.
I used the Bottle.stl file that comes with the Demonstation Version of DeskProto V6.1.
First I rotated the part -90.00 degrees on the X axis. The bottle is standing up in the .stl file so this lays it down.
I left the defaults for a machine that uses metric millimeters but I used a 1/8 inch ball nose cutter as the cutting tool.
Using DeskProto is pretty darn easy once you get the lay of the land.
First you bring in the STL file and rotate and transform it so the face you want to cut is up.
You can select just a section or do the whole part.
Operations can be named and you can make different cutting toolpaths with different strategies.
DeskProto has been around for decades and the program is really well thought out.

This is the DeskProto Screen where the -90 degree rotation of the part is performed. This lays the bottle down.

G-code Toolpath created with DeskProto displayed on SuperCamXp EditCNC command.
This shows the Gcodes that were created by DeskProto for a circular path. This creates movements in all three axis at the same time.
The machine setup in DeskProto is NC Desktop.

G-code Toolpath created with DeskProto displayed on SuperCamXp

G-code Toolpath created with DeskProto displayed on SuperCamXp is shown as it is cut on the mill.


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Published 7/6/2017 4:27:35 PM
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