I'm trying to make a simple collett holder. It is just eight tapered holes in a row. So far so easy. I used solidworks cam to create the toolpaths, and when I simulate the paths all looks well - the tool makes a series of decreasing circles as it burrows into the wood. However, when I rout, I get straight lines instead of circles. Not good
I returned to the model, and opened the step thru toolpath simulation. The path lines look great, but running the simulation slowly, I can see that having plunged, the tool moves in a straight x-plane line from one side of the hole to the other. There is no y movement to create the circle. Also, a single step takes the tool all the way across the pocket.
I've tried all the different machines with no luck. Anyone?