Wrapped Feature in Camworks

When you select the New Wrapped Feature command to define a Wrapped feature, the New Wrapped Feature dialog box allows you to define the feature by type. The type of feature controls the operations that are created for the feature and influences the resulting toolpath.

 

A Wrapped Feature is defined as a pocket, boss, slot, open profile, or engrave feature whose geometric shape lies on a constant radius cylinder, where the center line of the cylinder is the same as the turn axis of rotation.

 

The Wrapped features that can be inserted are shown below.

Requirements for Inserting Wrapped Features

 

To insert Wrapped features in Mill:

A Rotary Milling license is required.

 

The current Mill Setup must be perpendicular to the 4th axis.

 

Indexing must be set to 4 Axis on the Setup tab in the Machine dialog box.

 

A Fixture Coordinate System (FCS) must be specified on the Setup tab in the Machine dialog box. The FCS must be positioned along the rotary axis. If the Setup origin is not the FCS, no toolpath will be generated for the wrapped feature.

 

The X or Y axis of the Fixture Coordinate System must be selected to define the 4th axis.

 

Faces/edges used to define the Wrapped feature must be cylindrical.

 

The axis of the cylindrical faces/edges must be coincident with the 4th axis.

 

To insert Wrapped features in Mill-Turn:

 

The feature must be inserted from a Mill Setup that is perpendicular to the turn axis.

 

Faces/edges used to define the Wrapped feature must be cylindrical.

 

The axis of the cylindrical faces/edges must be coincident with the turn axis.

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