1 hr. 20 min.

Programming toolpaths

Module overview

Selecting appropriate machining strategies and defining tool orientation is critical for the success of machining. Toolpath containment can be defined using a selection of edges, sketches, or surfaces, and tool orientation includes determining tool tilt angles and optimizing tool contact. 

After completing this section, you'll be able to:

  • Determine toolpath inputs.
  • Determine how to optimize toolpaths.
  • Apply toolpaths.

Module downloads

These downloadable resources will be used to complete units in this module:

Module outline

  • Determining toolpath inputs