Anyone have any idea about adding and X & Y offset for 2D orbit needs? Offsetting a tool size gives you a 3D offset to the cavity model shape. I am looking a a simple way to complete a .010 ~ .020 per side offset in both the X&Y directions when cutting the electrode. We do this because the following benifits: to gain speed while burning, also allows us to dial the size in near the end of the burn, and requires little to no after edm polish because of the nice surface finish we get.
We are currently constructing all of the offsets by generating offset features (sweeps, cuts, lofted cuts, fillets). This is very time consuming.
I have used solidworks for over 9 years now and I can get most of these done, but the time is a killer.
Let me know if anyone has any great ideas.
Thank you & I look forward to getting any answers or tips.