Part clamping command

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To open the part clamping command, go to:


Woodwork CAM -> Clamping Clamping Icon


This will start the command for setting the clamping of the part to the worktable of the machine.



Clamping Dialog



In the top row of the dialog window, a drop-down options list can be opened where you can select the workpiece status at the time of clamping it to the machine. Click here for more information. The following options are available:




Switch to Workpiece Options Selector





Workpiece with Oversizes

Workpiece with oversize


Clamping object Workpiece with oversize and Top Bottom covers

Workpiece with Oversize and Top-Bottom Covers


Clamping object Workpiece with Top Bottom covers

Workpiece with Top-Bottom Covers


Clamping Width Sizing oversize

Workpiece with Oversize and Sizing Allowance*


Clamping Workpiece with oversize and Sizing and Top Bottom covers

Workpiece with Oversize Sizing and Top Bottom Covers*



Switch to Part Options Selector



Part without covers


Part with all covers

Part with all covers


Part with edge band covers

Part without bottom and top covers


part with top bottom covers

Part without side covers

Left Front clamping  corner icon


Left front clamping corner is selected

Right Front clamping  corner icon


Right front clamping corner is selected

Right Back clamping  corner icon


Left back clamping corner is selected

Left back clamping  corner icon


Right back clamping corner is selected



* Important!

This type of clamping is available only for parts with workpieces that have a sizing oversize.
Sizing is only possible with this type of clamping.
Once the sizing is performed, the option of clamping with sizing oversize is no longer available.


Depending on the selected status, the graphic view will display the shadow of the workpiece to be clamped in yellow lines and small spheres at the corners representing potential clamping points (see fig. below). If you move the cursor over the sphere and press the left mouse button (LMB), the given corner will be selected as the base corner. In this corner, a phantom of the clamping elements of the machine will be displayed. Before you click the command button Apply "Apply”, you can select any other corner of the part for clamping.


Clamping interaction



By clicking the "Apply" button, a clamping node will be created in the side browser, and this clamping will become the current one. All processing operations to be created will belong to this clamping until a different clamping node, if any, is activated.


One should bear in mind that the CAM processing of the part may have one, two or more clampings. When creating CAM technological operations, only one clamping may be active. All operations that are being created apply to the active clamping. If no clamping is active, all commands for creating operations are inactive (Grey buttons). You can activate any clamping by simply placing the cursor on the clamping node in the side browser and double-clicking the left mouse button (LMB). The active clamping and its operations will be highlighted with a white background. Meanwhile, other clampings will be displayed in the Grey background.



Clamping visualization and control in the side browser


Once the clamping has been created, a node will appear in the side bar (see fig. below). Five main working planes will be immediately created within the clamping node.





Processing operations can be created with respect to these planes. If the operation requires a different orientation that the one in the provided plane, a Custom plane can be created.



Clmaning Browser control



A clamping node has a context menu which can be opened by placing the cursor on the node and clicking the right mouse button (RMB). The following editing options are available here:



Excludes the given clamping from the CAM technology. All operations under this clamping are also excluded.



Delete the given clamping.


Set Clamping corner

Set the clamping corner. For a more detailed description, click here.

Available corner options:

Lower Right corner Front Left

Lower right cornerr Front Right

Upper Right corner Back Right

Left upper Back Left