Join Taylor Hokanson for an in-depth discussion in this video Toolpathing the bottom of a part, part of Up and Running with RhinoCAM.
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…So, flipping over a part for flip mailing is…one of the more confusing things you'll do in the…machine shed, so have no fear, I'm here to show…you how to make this simple and to avoid mistakes.…So, I've already got a pair of tool paths prepared from the top of this material.…That's a horizontal reffing pass and a parallel finishing pass.…So, I'll head to the program tab first and to keep things organized, pull…up this little fellow here and create a MOp Set, or a machining operation set.…So this is just purely organizational.…I'll call this one Top, and I'll move these two in there.…
Okay, now I also want to create layers for the elements in my model.…So, let's make one for Top and one for Bottom as well.…Currently, all this material rests on my default layer, so Ctrl+A selects it all.…And I just want to take, well, you know what,…let's do this, let's take this model and these rods.…And we can group them together.…Left click, then right click the Top layer, and Change Object Layer.…And now, all the materials that I'm using for both sides.…
In this short course, author Taylor Hokanson explores RhinoCAM, focusing on converting a 3D model from another graphics program to a "toolpath", or a set of instructions for a CNC mill to follow. From there, you can import the toolpath into the mill of your choice. Note, however, you should already be familiar with model generation in Rhino (a Windows-only program) before attempting this material. We recommend viewing Rhino 5 Essential Training to learn more.
This course was created by Taylor Hokanson. We're honored to host this training in our library.