Use ECam version 18.104.22.168 or greater
This is an introductory tutorial to cover some aspect of ecam , is not meant to be complete will all the operation required to complete the part .
1) Download and open this file .
It's an empty project with just this geometry inside.
From MENU -> MILL-> Vertical Mill
Now it's visible the vertical mill setup definition into left column.
Click OK to go to next step
First select all the entities of central part view . You can use the click on top left corner, and with left mouse button pressed , move the cursor to bottom right corner , and release the left button.
Then click on "FROM BOUNDING RECTANGLE"
Finally set "15" into thickness field.
Now the stock is defined , press OK.
From MENU-> MILL -> FACE MILLING
With face mill machining , the region to be machined is extracted from stock profile
The pocket is used to machine the internal side of closed profile.
Set off the "chain selection" .
Then select these 2 closed profiles.
Add a pocket machining , MENU -> MILL -> POCKET .
Probably the default end-mill is too big, choose another one with a smaller diameter. Take a look here on how change tool
We need to machine the part on the other side, so we add a new vertical mill setup .
Press STOCK POSITION
- Select the section view like in the image below
- Click on "BOTTOM" to orient the stock model.
Always from the second setup screen, click on "Set custom origin point"
- Click on "PICK ORIGIN POINT"
- Move the origin point at the center of bottom view.
Now the generated toolpath has the machine zero to the center of machine part.
From menu -> MILL -> DRILLING -> SELECT EXISTING GEOMETRIES
With the "SELECT SAME DIAMETER" enabled , click on the 4.5mm circle in the image .
The other 3 circle with the same diameter will be selected together.
From menu -> GENERATE -> Simulation to run the toolpath simulation and GENERATE G-Code to create machine code.
Here more info about simulation
Here the resulting project file .