Cutting operation settings

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Cutting operation has parameters controlling various aspects of the technology being created, such as: cutting angle, scoring cut parameters, etc. The technology is created for all spindles included in the configuration of the machine, thus cutting operation settings may differ for the processing using top oriented, side oriented or free oriented spindle. Therefore, the software allows the user to adjust these aspects separately for top oriented and free oriented spindle.


These settings are accessed from the cutting operation settings tab.



CAM Behave Cutting Settings



1. Orientation Selector

The selector allows choosing spindle operations for which the settings specified below will be applied. The following options are available:


Top oriented spindle - settings for spindles used in the processing in top oriented position.


Free oriented spindle - settings for spindles used in the processing in free oriented position.


Important. Unlike with analogous descriptions of other tool types, in cases, where top oriented spindle is indicated, it is implied that the saw cuts the upper plane of the part. Orientation vector describing the degree of freedom of the position of spindle and saw will be restricted by a direction corresponding to the top plane. While with mills and drills, a direction that is normal in terms of the top plane of the part is considered. For more information on the restrictions of spindle orientation, click here. Different spindles and different operation parameters can be specified for individual orientations.


Cut Spindle

A machine spindle is selected for the spindle orientation selected in the selector. Below, parameters of the operation created by CAM solver for this spindle are defined.


Main Cut Type

Setting the main cut type. To read more, click here.


Scoring Cut Type

Setting the scoring cut type. To read more, click here.


Scoring Pass

Options for the turning on/off of the scoring pass. To read more, click here.


Scoring Pass Depth

Setting the scoring pass depth.



Setting the allowance of the material left after the cut.