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By Ghyslain Lacombe – Application Specialist at SolidXperts

When creating a toolpath, the result can sometimes not be the one you want. In the following example shown in video and screen captures, there is a steel island in the center of a cutting.
How to correct the default toolpath in order to remove the steel island left by the initial toolpath?

1- Region to be machined:

As you can see, the customer wants to machine this region:


2- Result of the initial toolpath:


The result of the toolpath leaves an undesirable steel island: How to correct this?

3- Edit the function: Z Level:

The operation parameters are as follows:


4- In this case you must change the method from constant to scallop to be able to eliminate material that cannot be machined with the other process.



5- The result still leaves an unmachined region because it is necessary to increase the precision:



6- It is then necessary to reduce the scallop and the minimum cut amount to be able to remove all the material.



7- The result shows that the machining is now complete:



Therefore, depending on the kind of workpiece, you must determine the machining method to use and adjust the number of passes and the scallop for machining to be complete.