Can TopSolid Automatically Rough a Part from 5 Sides?

Yes, TopSolid can automatically rough a part from five sides! But, the full answer is quite a bit more interesting than a simple yes. Can TopSolid automatically perform this complicated task out-of-the-box? No, it does not know how to do that. But, TopSolid contains a...

Safely run your 5 axis mill with confidence

During the annual TopSolid End User Conference in April, 2017 we were able to partner with Heidenhain USA and ISCAR to create a sample 5 axis machining project. A special thanks to Heidenhain for the use of their facility and Hermle 5 axis mill. As well a special...

Stop Struggling with angular solutions in 5 axis milling

Stop fighting and program more parts 5 axis pre-position milling is challenging enough without having to fight with your cam software.  Why?  Sometimes it can be very challenging to set the proper angular solutions or WCS (Work Coordinate System) needed to cut your...