How to Tool path optimization | NX 2306 CAM

Tool path Optimization NX
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How to Tool path optimization | NX 2306 CAM

Overview Tool Path Optimization NX

In this TechTip, you’ll discover Tool Path Optimization how to optimize tool paths using theCut Area” method in Siemens NX 2306. Utilizing the Cut Area feature allows for enhanced control over tool paths, eliminating the necessity to create additional geometry to guide the tool. 
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Step 1

Tool Path Optimization NX 2306
Open the part file cut_area.prt. This part already has several operations defined in Tool Path Optimization.

Step 2

Edit the operation Fixed Contour Slot and generate the operation Tool Path Optimization NX.
tool Path Optimization NX
Tool Path Optimization


Notice that the tool dips into the pocket and while this does not harm anything, other than this may break the tool and thus this is not the desired tool path.

Step 3

Tool Path Optimization