Date(s) - 12/03/2012 - 12/04/2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Diana Micale at 1-800-477-2317.

SURFCAM ADVANCED Multi-Axis Training Syllabus


To provide a comprehensive understanding of the SURFCAM approach to Surface creation by various means using points, lines, arcs, splines and multiple surfaces. To facilitate the use of SURFCAM software to create and manipulate toolpaths and G-code output to accomplish the goal of producing a quality part accurately and efficiently using 3-axis milling techniques.


The prospective trainee should have a good understanding of machining practices and shop floor terminology, have been using SURFCAM for two weeks or longer, and have attended the Basic SURFCAM class. (The basic class requirement may be waived on an individual basis, if the person has been using SURFCAM and is confident in his/her ability.)

SURFCAM Surface Creation Topics

Topic: SURFCAM Surface Creation
Explanation of surfaces, terminology, axis’s, symbols, requirements, origins, directions. Discussion of geometry used in the generation of various types of surfaces. Create surfaces using cross-section, drive curve, extrusion, primitive and revolution. (All examples throughout the session provide necessary elements and lecture includes actual on-line visual aids.) Create fillet surfaces between surfaces, trimmed and untrimmed, add edge splines, rolling ball, and variable.

Topic: SURFCAM Surface Editing
Manipulate various surface types to edit tangency, join, extend/trim using examples supplied. Edit surface corner, side, direction, arrow etc. Edit and break surfaces at elements, surfaces, multiple.

SURFACE Machining Topics Covered

Topic: SURFCAM Surface Machining Terms
A thorough in-depth explanation is provided to define the galaxy of terms that will be encountered in the creation of all tool paths using the SURFCAM CAM. Tool descriptions, tool libraries, surface finish requirements, feeds and speeds, functional planes, construction vs. machining views etc.

Topic: SURFCAM Operation Manager
A review is provided to take advantage of the many features of the CNC Operations Manager. Re-arrange multiple tool paths, add and delete tool paths, add setup sections, generate setup sheet, regenerate path with various parameters, use tool path from one part on a totally different job. Post-processing is also reviewed.

Topic: SURFCAM Machining of Single Surfaces
Learn the various methods that may be employed when machining a single surface (cut, containment, flow, etc.) Edit toolpaths, regenerate, change direction, project. Use Ncverify to assure a quality tool path is created.

Topic: SURFCAM Machining of Multiple Surfaces
Use various examples to provide the knowledge required to machine unlimited numbers of surfaces in a single tool path. Planar, Z-rough & Z-finish, Flow Surface,SRM, Steep/Sallow, Engraving, Auto-rough. Discuss the advantage of using check surfaces, containment boundaries, incremental vs. scallop height, etc.

While we endeavor to accomplish as much of this agenda as possible, classes vary in scope and subject matter depending to a large degree on the make-up of the trainees in a particular session. Additional subjects may be covered and subjects deleted as the software is updated and changed. Any attendee that feels he has not gotten all from the class is welcome back free of charge.


Bookings are closed for this event.