What is 'Auto-Layer'?

Auto-Layer automatically adds an Extrusion Offset to all Extrusions. It is intended that extrusions do not collide as the machine cycles.


Note:

You must do Solids toolbar > Auto-Profiles before you can do Auto-Layer.

You must Do Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism to see Solids.


Icon-AutoLayer

Toolbar :

Solids toolbar > Auto-Layer

Menu :

Add menu > Mechanism sub-menu > Solids sub-menu > Auto-Layer

 

1.Click Solids toolbar > Auto-Layer

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1.Click Add menu > Mechanism sub-menu > Solids sub-menu > Auto-Layer

Result :

Auto-Layer moves, along the Z-axis, each Extrusion element by a different offset distance.

After Auto-Layer, when you do Run menu > Cycle, Extrusions should move over each other, and not move through each other.

You can edit the Extrusion-Offset and Part-Offset of each Extrusion with the Extrusion dialog-box.

Video :

 

Preparation :

You must do Solids toolbar > Auto-Profiles before you can do Auto-Layer.

Notes :

You can also use the Extrusion dialog-box to edit the Extrusion offset of each Extrusion

See also :

Add Auto-Profiles, Auto Profile

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