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The part definition function in TopSolid’Wood allows users to precisely and efficiently manage machining the sloped edges of bent parts. In the unwound part modification of a bent part, it is possible to carry curves in the reference face over to the unwound part. This feature provides the ability to machine sloped edges in 5-axes. As shown in video, just follow the following process:

  • Copy edges of the sloped faces to the 3D part.
  • Project the resulting curves from the inner face to the reference face of unwound part.
  • Carry curves in the reference face over to the unwound part. • On the unwound part, project the curves in reverse to transfer them on the inner face.
  • Create the ruled shapes from these curves.
  • Trim the unwound part by these ruled surfaces.
  • Create user machining on the sloped edges to be able to machine them automatically in 5 axes with TopSolid’WoodCam.