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Cube -in-a- cube

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									Cube-in-a-cube
Step 1
Copy and paste the following link to the file
   and tutorial location.
http://ehhsteched.wikispaces.com/TE510
Locate the following file
template cube-in-a-cube .5 depth.mcx
right click and Save Target As…
Save it in a temp file or to a disk.
Open the file in MasterCAM X4
Step 2
• Right click in the toolbar
  area and make sure
  Planes and Cplanes
  toolbars are checked.
• Select the WCS toolbar
  icon and set to Plane by
  geometry.
Step 3
• Select the
  Cplanes toolbar
  icon and set to
  Cplane by
  geometry
• Hold Alt and
  press 1 (or go to
  view standard
  views)
• Screen should
  look like this
Step 4
• Select from the top
  menu bar
Toolpaths Pocket

Click the green arrow
  to continue
Step 5
• Select chain
• Then select one
  of the circles on
  any side of the
  block
• The green arrow
  should face
  counter clockwise
  if it does not
  select the reverse
  icon
• Click the green
  arrow when done
 Step 6
• Select Tool
  use a ½
  straight bit

• Select linking
  parameters
• Make the
  depth -0.5
Step 7
• You have just
  created the
  first of 6
  Toolpaths.
• The blue lines
  are the path
  that the tool
  will take.
Step 8
• Click verify to see
  if the Toolpath
  works
Step 9
• Use the center
  mouse button
  to rotate the
  cube so you
  can watch it
  cut.
• Press the play
  button to
  watch the tool
  cut.
Step 10
• Repeat steps 3 –
  7 on each side of
  the cube
• Use Alt + (2-5) to
  quickly look at
  each side of the
  cube.
• Be sure to have
  all arrows rotating
  counterclockwise

								
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