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Reducing pocketing work
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:21:09 AM »
I'm trying to familiarize myself with the LazyCam (Beta) offsetting and pocketing.

I'd like to flush mount a small speaker driver into a baffle.

I've included a drawing of the basic shape.

The inner circle is the cutout for the frame/magnet.  It would go through the entire baffle.

The outer shape is the shape of an imaginary driver.  It would be cut about .125" into the baffle so the frame of the driver would be flush with the baffle.

So I created a .25" D bit, and used the offset feature with the inner circle.

I then used that same .25" D bit to create a pocket for the outer frame shape.  When I did this LazyCam wants to profile the entire inside of that shape, not accounting for the inner circle I'd be removing.

This would take a lot of time and be unnecessary machining.  My question is, can I somehow set this up so LazyCam only pockets the material remaining after I remove that inner circle?
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 11:24:40 AM by cgallery »
Re: Reducing pocketing work
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 11:41:05 AM »
Oops, tried clicking "Create islands" and it seems to be the trick.  Sorry.