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12.1.28. Smooth Entries and Exits

Sometimes it is good to do a smooth entry and/or exit to achieve best surface finish. This is especially important on contour fine cuts. The Smooth Entry/Exit function in SimCam adds arcs to your contours to create smoothest possible entry/ exit.
 
Consider this fine cut that starts and ends at the red dot.
 
 
In this case, the tool will position in the air above the start point and go straight down in Z to contour depth.
 
Let's add a smooth entry.
 
In the SimCam menu, click [More] – [Smooth Entry/Exit] – [Entry].
 
Click anywhere on the contour.
 
Move the mouse cursor to a new start position and make a final click.
 
 
Now we will add a smooth exit too.
 
Click [More] – [Smooth Entry/Exit] – [Exit]
 
Click anywhere on the contour.
 
Move the mouse cursor to a new start position and make a final click.