Machining horizontal planes (Clear flats)

Upon activation of this function, there will be additional passes of the tool on those areas, where there are horizontal planes. This allows the user to exclude additional machining of these surfaces. The function is available in the waterline roughing, waterline finishing and combined operations.


In the waterline machining, the tool passage levels are defined by the step value, which assigns the thickness of the material being removed. Upon activating the clear flats function, the step becomes variable. If on the layer being machined there are horizontal planes, then the value of the step being executed will be corrected so that the tool will pass along the available planes. The level of the next pass will be calculated from the last level according to the defined step.

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Definition operation parameters