The rough plunge cut operation is a method used to rough out large parts. These can include deep cores and cavities, high shoulder slots and straight or sloped walls. Those requiring long tools will benefit from this operation.
The 5 axis plane cut creates a cutting pattern based on parallel cuts at a user specified angle with respect to the frames X axis. This cutting pattern can be used to control the tool tip or the contact location of the tool on the part.
The 5 axis Drive Curve Cut uses 3D driving curves to calculate the tool path. The cutter is driven along these curves and respects the surface geometry to be cut. This operation shares the same Axis Control capability as the 5 Axis Plane Cut operation.
Each 5 axis Guide Surface Iso Cut operation must have drive surface(s) selected in its feature list with general surfaces input as the cutting target. The guide surface defined by a drive surface forces tool axis to follow its normals along the isolines.