MeshCAM Toolpath Questions


(Joseph Hinton) #1

Without having to search through hundreds of threads, I’d like to ask a question…because I’ve only used MeshCAM once, and failed.

On the Toolpath Parameters option, is there anywhere online that has a line-for-line explanation of what everything means? Like, I’m not entirely sure what the Machining Margin is, or the Arc Fitting, etc. There are a few others…it’s okay, you can all laugh and call me names.

Thank you for any and all help or direction where I can read.


#2

Joseph, the first thing I’d suggest is reading the whole Help file within MeshCAM. It contains a lot of definitions and explanations. There is an introduction to the MeshCAM workflow at http://www.grzsoftware.com/gettingstarted/ . Rob did an introduction video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQE7Ko-gpbI and Bob Warfield did a good video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9JOmQww8Ak and also search MeshCAM in Youtube for many more videos. The MeshCAM support library at http://www.grzsoftware.com/users/ has good information, as does the FAQ at http://www.grzsoftware.com/faq/

But for in-depth discussions the place to go is http://grzforum.com/ which does have a pretty good search function as long as the search terms are more than 3 characters.


(Joseph Hinton) #3

Thank you Randy, just what I needed :slight_smile: