View Full Version : Circular Milling

03-10-2014, 09:21 AM
any future plans for incorporating circular milling in Part works 3d?

03-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Alex- its available now!

When you use PW-3D, you create the 3D relief toolpaths you need. Then go to PW (or VCarvePro) and import the PW-3D project, add all the 2D circles you need! Use the 3D relief as a "subroutine" in the regular PW. Its really a potent idea once you have figured it out.

Vectric products, as usual, "wear well as our experience with it grows".

Hope that helps!


03-11-2014, 06:21 AM
Thanks Dana,
but i dont really understand yet. I dont have any 2d circles, I just have circular 3d shapes I want to mill precisly. In a normal fashion, you raster over the y axe, but then I would mill 80% air, thats the reason I am looking into circular milling.

03-11-2014, 07:41 AM
Select your circular outline around the area you are milling, then in 3d finishing toolpath set your area machining strategy to Offset. I think this is what you are looking for?

03-12-2014, 12:04 PM
Thanks Ken!
What software are you using? I am using Part Works 3d v1.002
Probably not the latest built, but I dont have that option "offset" in the strategie panel

03-12-2014, 01:18 PM
That's Aspire, I didn't look close at what software you were using.