Pyramid Toolpaths

Generate toolpaths to create a beveled design using the tool dimensions and design to determine cut depth.

Only tools capable of engraving including conic, engrave, and tapered tools can be used to generate pyramid toolpaths.

Strategy Parameters

The first tool in the strategy is always defined as the Pyramid tool.

The second tool is defined as the Rough tool and is used to remove excess material, typically a medium sized end mill.

Return Height The height of a vertical edge to be created below the beveled portion of the cut. Move to bottom of plate must be checked for Return Height to be cut correctly.
Move to bottom of plate If checked, the bottom edge of the return height will be aligned with the bottom of the plate. If unchecked, the toolpaths will be placed so the top of the beveled surface will be at the surface of the material.

Cut Parameters

Pyramid toolpaths share many of the same Cut Parameters as other toolpaths. The key difference is that the depths of the cuts are automatically defined based on strategy parameters. The Surface Depth for the cuts can be overridden, but is not recommended.

By default, EnRoute utilizes 90 percent of the tools cutting depth for the Pyramid cut. This is likely appropriate for soft materials, but for denser material like wood, it will likely be necessary to decrease the pass depths by increasing the number of passes.

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