Join Taylor Hokanson for an in-depth discussion in this video Create 2D geometry for a chess piece, part of Learning Mastercam.
- [Instructor] Three axis machining operations…require the tool to travel in x, y and z…during the course of a cut.…For starters let's make a simple piece of geometry…to work from this based on a photograph of a chess piece.…Now to do this I'll press alt c on the keyboard…and that brings up what are known as c hooks…so you can think of these as little miniature programs…that extend the functionality of master cam.…The particular c hook I'm looking for is called rast two vec…and that's a reference to raster and vector material,…you know the two major formats of graphic images.…
Here in chapter three and oh three oh one…I have pawn dot jpeg, that's the image I'll bring in.…It'll have some options to automatically change this…from a pixel-based image to a vector-based image.…Not many changes will take place because I've prepared…the image in sketch dark black and white.…If you bring in a more photographic and fully colored image…it will get more complicated.…So I hit okay, by default you'll often see…this radio button checked create outlines…
- Reviewing the user interface
- Creating 2D and 3D geometry
- Creating 2.5 and 3-axis toolpaths
- Toolpath simulation and export