Generic cutting module
With the version 5.x , it's been added also a minimal support to cutting machines ( laser , waterjet , plasma , ..)
The selected profiles are offseted by the kerf width , then they are processed to detect the outer profile and related inner pocket.
From post processor dialog , is possible customize G-Code for turning on and off the torch between machined profiles.
Contact the support if you need more info or ask a new feature for this module.
On the basis of user feedback, priority will be given to the development of the new options of this module.
From edit screen , is possible edit these parameter :
- Starting points
- Lead In / Lead Out movements ( Tangent arc , Perpendicular, Slant line , Extension )
- Overlap on closed profiles.
Extension Lead in / Lead Out
Is possible get the lead in / lead out movements in the corner , like in the image below .
You need to select "Extension" as lead movement type , and defining the starting points, selecting a point near the corner you want to start the machining.
Clone toolpath array
As in the milling module, also for cutting operations is possible apply the [ clone toolpath array ] feature . More info here .
Little diameter threshold
From version 5 build 291
Process little hole cutting by profiling it with plasma cutter can lead to low quality result.
Sometimes turning ON and OFF the torch at center point can be a better solution.
Is possible define a diameter threshold in order to machine it with a simply torch activation and deactivation.
From post processor dialog > machine properties tab , search and edit the property
"little diameter threshold" and set a customized value .
Save and close the post processor dialog.
If you regen the operation the selected circles with a diameter below or equal to inputed value will be processed with a sigle torch activation and deactivation, instead of profile contouring.