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Step 10 – Programming a Multus U3000 – Verify the Milling Toolpath

Within the tenth video of this 25-video series on programming a Multus U3000 with TopSolid, we will verify the toolpaths we created within the previous videos.

When you are working to verify in TopSolid, there are a couple of ways to work. However in Programming a Multus U3000 - Verify the Milling Toolpaththis demonstration, I simply window select all of the operations I want to verify. You will notice that TopSolid’s machine simulation is more robust than many solutions out there because it includes full machine simulation.

Within this verification simulation, you will notice that the stock comes in at the exact moment that it would based on our previously programmed operations. Once we hit start, you can see all of the operations happening in real time and we ultimately verify that there are no collisions within our programming so far and that we are good to move forward.

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Step 9 – Programming a Multus U3000 – Use Drag and Drop to Copy Toolpath

Within the ninth video of this 25-video series on programming a Multus U3000 with TopSolid, I will program five operations on a five-axis mill-turn machine in a matter of seconds using TopSolid’s drag and drop functionality. Sound too good to be true? Stick with me and I will prove that it is not only possible, but easy.

To mill additional faces, I drag and drop the open pocket cutting toolpath I created in the Programming a Multus U3000 - Use Drag and Drop to Copy Toolpathprevious video. I now demonstrate how easy it is to apply that toolpath to five additional faces in a matter of clicks and in just a few seconds.

Using the kinemetric definitions of the machine TopSolid already knows, when we drag and drop our toolpath, TopSolid automatically finds the correct angular solutions for the new faces and creates the new toolpaths accordingly.

Five operations completed in 50 seconds – impressive!

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