Material parameters for CNC and cutting parts from a single sheet

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Measurements of raw material


Woodwork for Inventor CAM module has a functionality that allows creating CNC jobs, where parts are cut from a single sheet of raw material. This is referred to as a Preliminary Nesting task. To ensure automatic selection of sheets, measurements of raw material sheets are now specified for each fill material in the material database. These measurements are used when Woodwork for Inventor Nest&Route program performs search of raw material sheets to be used for cutting the parts based on the material of the specific part.



CNC machine for the material


Specific material can be assigned CNC machine that has to be used for the machining of parts made of the given material. CAM Solver automatically creates CNC jobs for specific machines based on these settings. Several machines can be specified for one material. For example, you can first create a job for cutting out parts from a single sheet. Then, on another CNC machine, the job can be used for side drilling. The important thing is the type of machine specified: CNC Processing Center or Nesting Router. Types of jobs to be created depend on this selection.


If no machine is specified, CAM Solver understands that parts made of this material are not used to automatically create CNC jobs. For example, glass sheets are not machined as a material using CNC machines. On the other hand, it does not prevent users from creating this CNC job manually.


You will find the settings in the description of creation of materials.