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What is the easiest way to convert a 3D model over to CNC tool paths?

What is the easiest way to convert a 3D model over to CNC tool paths?

What is the easiest way to convert a 3D model over to CNC tool paths?

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I have been requested to create the tool paths from a simple flat 3D model and I am wondering how to do this since I have never done this before in CATIA?

Richard D. Postak
Plastics Project Engineer
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company - TMMK

RE: What is the easiest way to convert a 3D model over to CNC tool paths?

Is there anyone at you facility that does program tool motion with CATIA? Even the simplest tool motion requires the proper license(s), machine specific .pptables and a post processor. Also needed is knowledge of work holding and cutting tools. Sorry this is the best I can tell you.

RE: What is the easiest way to convert a 3D model over to CNC tool paths?

Good morning,

Ncluser is correct. IF your company wishes to use Catia they will need the licenses and such for it. If they have a different program already they should be able to import the models directly or at least import your DWG/DXF files if you use drafting to create them. We use GibbsCam. If you have a CNC programmer at your facility ask them.

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