Cabinet Vision: The Last Mile/Machining Operations


Miters can be placed on edges of parts in one of four ways: By using the shape editor, the object tree, the CAM editor, and by applying operations via that "Reports" tab for the part.

  1. Shape editor: In the shape editor, click on the edge you want mitered and enter a miter angle for the edge into the bottom input in the left sidebar. This technique is not accessible to UCSs.
  2. Object Tree: In the Object Tree, you can enter a MITR | MITL | MITB | MITT parameter to the part directly in order to place a miter on the right, left, bottom, or top edge, respectively. This technique is accessible to UCSs.
  3. CAM Editor: The most reliable means of applying a miter to a part edge is to apply a Line operation in the CAM Editor manually, and assign it to the appropriate v-cutter tool. However, this is only true when the operation is applied to the face of the part that is perpendicular to the z axis of the router. When attempting to apply Line operations manually to edges and then changing the AY parameter in the object tree so as to orient the operation towards the axis of the spindle, CV stops recognizing the operation. Applying a Route operation with a v-cutter tool via UCS is also not very reliable, but assigning a LINE operation as opposed to a route via UCS is functional.
  4. Apply Operation in Reports: This technique is similar to the CAM editor, except that you can't choose a "Line" operation. Instead, you choose a "Route", and set the width to zero. It seems to have the same advantages and pitfalls of the CAM editor.

When a MIT* Parameter conflicts with the setting of a miter angle set in the Shape Editor, the MIT* Parameter takes precedence over the setting in the Part's Shape.