In this process, we will have multiple steps to select the cutting tool, to set the feed rates and other parameters. In the end, we will have the G-code file for the CNC machine.
The first step is to open the pocket clearing window under the 3D menu on top.
Tool: Click on the select tool button.
Tool: Select the APSX on the left, then select the tool you will be using, such as 1/16" ball end mill.
Tool: Set the coolant to Mist.
Feed & Speed: Set the Spindle RPM (20000), Feedrate IPM (0.005").
Passes: Check the Manual Stepover and set the maximum value to 0.005". Set the Roughing stepover value to 0.005" as well. Uncheck the Stock to leave.
Geometry: Select the machining boundaries, then click OK.
Simulate: Click on the Simulate under Actions menu.
Simulate: Make the necessary adjustments once you watch the simulation.
Save: When you are satisfied with the program, click on the Save button to complete the process.
Post-process: Click on the Post Process for the setup you selected.
Post-process: Use the APSX Spyder post processor, name your file, then click on the Post button. The file extension will be .ngc.