Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Create Turn Profile


Our customers asked for a better solution for generating a turned profile from a solid. Mastercam X4 Lathe now includes a new function for doing this, which replaces the Solid to 2D Profile function from Mastercam X3. You can access this new function by selecting Create/Turn Profile from the menu. The Turn Profile functionality is a subset of the Create/Silhouette Boundary functionality.

Two methods are available for generating the turned profile:
  • Spin – Appropriate for complex, non-symmetrical geometry containing mill and turn features. The entire model is spun to generate the profile of the maximum turned envelope for the component. This option can also be used on symmetrical geometry.
  • Slice – Appropriate for symmetrical, revolved geometry. A simple slice is taken through the model.