Download ready pre-set for roughing pass. Open rhino and grasshopper file, import your 3d model into rhino
Roughing Pass Preset Overview
Preset requires to load 3d model and connect it to the script to get g-code. There are three geometries to be connected to the script: main geometry, stock geometry and plane for tool direction
1. Geometry tab – connect this to model right click and select “set one geometry” after which click on 3d model
2. Stock tab – connect this to stock geometry measure and draw your stock (can be any shape, not necessarily a straight block), and connect this tab to stock 3d model
3. Plane tab – connect to plane geometry this is what defines tool inclination and is set perpendicular to the tool angle
5. Scroll through simulation
6. G-code output window shows g-code with current settings, g-code is updated every time either of the parameters is tweaked
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
1. right click on “Geometry” tab and go to “set one Geometry”. This lets you select surface for cutting from 3d view by clicking on it.
2. right click on “Stock” tab and select one Geometry. This let you select your stock geometry, be it block or any irregular shape drawn around 3d model
3. right click on “Plane” tab and select one Geometry. This lets you select a plane which will be a plane of reference for cutting direction
4. Drag through simulation scrol tab and see the cutting simulation
5. Adjust any of the parameters: some of the main ones: stepover, step-down, resolution, stock direction, contour rebuild, tool diameter, tool length.
6. Replace Fast Solver with Accurate Solver once all parameters are adjusted. Use accurate solver only at the end of g-code generation, as it will take a bit of time for the computer to calculate the code.
7. Copy G-code into any text editing software, save g-code as a text file. G-code changes each time any of the parameters are adjusted.