When you are machining basic geometry, you should have the ability to make small, but useful optimizations within your tool path to prolong cutter life and even cut a bit faster. Thankfully, TopSolid has such tools available for you. All you need to do is turn them on! In this video, you will learn how to use these optimizations. And in doing so, you will become one “chip” closer to becoming a TopSolid Expert!
Sometimes, due to your manufacturing process, you want to be able to define a custom plunge point for your tool. In the following video, you will learn how to define a plunge point within the End Milling and the Side Milling commands.
In this TopSolid Getting Started video tutorial series, you will be introduced step by step to the basics of how to create tool path for a basic 2d mill part. This will include:
A review of the basic TopSolid settings used to create this tutorial
Importation of the tutorial project
Step by step videos to machine the part through completion
How to use Verify
Creation of setup sheets
The goal of this tutorial is to help new users of TopSolid get up and running with our solution quickly and efficiently.
This tutorial does not fully explain each option that is used. Instead it shows you the basics so that you can begin to fully explore what TopSolid’Cam can do for you.
In order to use this tutorial, you will need to download the tutorial assets. Below are a couple of links that you can use. You can download just the project file with the Parasolid file. Or you can download the project file, with the Parasolid file and a copy of all of the videos that go with the tutorial. The second option is quite the large download. But with this download, you don’t need to have web access to watch the videos. The choice is yours.
After you have downloaded the project, please proceed to watching the videos. Again, if you downloaded the project with the videos, you can watch them from inside of TopSolid. Otherwise, the videos for this tutorial are as follows.
TopSolid Cam 2d Mill Basic-Before you Start
In this video, you will see how to modify some of the settings within TopSolid. It is important to check your settings so that they match the settings used in this tutorial. If you don’t, TopSolid may react differently from what you see in the video. These differences will only be things like default values, unit of measure and such. However, for the best experience possible with this tutorial, we recommend you to modify your settings to match ours.