Using Solids for Toolpath

Using Solids for Toolpath



Solid features can be selected for the entities required for toolpath creation. How these features are selected can be slightly different depending whether 2D toolpaths or surface toolpaths are being used.


2D Toolpaths

These toolpaths will allow wireframe and/or solid(s) to be selected. These toolpaths are contour, drill, pocket, face, engraving and 2D High Speed Toolpaths.


When selecting the entities to be used set the Chaining type to Solids.


Select Chaining Type


Surface Toolpaths

These toolpaths require surface(s) and/or solid(s) to be selected. When selecting from a solid a specific face(s) or edge may be required well excluding the rest of the solid(s). In order to make this available solid selection needs to be activated while selecting the entities. If this is not activated the entire solid will be selected.


Solid Selection


Once activated the type of selection can be set.


Set Type of Selection



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Sandy McClintock

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