toolpath is too long and complicated/UNITE

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toolpath is too long and complicated/UNITE

Postby MS1576189583 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:29 am

Hello everyone. I am new to forum and new too also Visual CAD/CAM.
Does anyone can help me about two points?
I am using Visual CAD/CAM visual Mill 2019 edition.

After I generate, I think the generated toolpath is too long and complicated. It goes to one corner and comes back again pointless (without any logic).
I mean there is too much idle movement of tool without drilling.
How can I optimize toolpath movements?

How can I unite (mesh menu) different solids?
Does unite command work only for 2 different solids?
I want to unite like 80 different solids. But the command does not allow this. Is there a way to unite more than 2 solids?

Thanks in advance for your invaluable support.
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Re: toolpath is too long and complicated/UNITE

Postby MecSoft Support » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:12 am

Hi there,

1. Please provide us with additional information on the type of machining operation are you programming. If you could upload or email the file to we can take a look at this.
2. Unite under Mesh Modeling tab in VisualCAD unites 2 closed mesh solid bodies at a time. You would have to repeat this process to unite additional mesh solid bodies two at a time.
We have an add-on module VisualCAM - MESH that offers advanced MESH tools which can also be used to perform Boolean operations of multiple mesh solid bodies at once. More information on this can be found at
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