Order of Operations

All milling paths are covered with a “rough” operation. Only the hole marked in blue is done by a pocket operation. From my point of view, the pockets should be milled before the rest. But this is how it is done:

  1. Left Part:
  2. Pocket
  3. Tool change
  4. Rough
  5. Tool change
  6. Right Part:
  7. Pocket
  8. Tool change
  9. Rough

What did I miss? Any help is very appreciated. :wink:

workspace_coffee.kmz (410.9 KB)

The tool change is because the parts are considered independently and the process chain is performed for each in order. KM has a trick for this. Once your space is laid out the way you want, open the tools → mesh menu and export the STL. Will merge all your parts into one. Then delete the parts and import the newly exported STL. In your case, you’ll have to re-add the tabs and re-select the two pockets. Then preview. Here is the before (what you’re seeing) and the after.

BEFORE (YouTube)

AFTER (YouTube)

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And, yes, there should be a checkbox that allows you to consider the entire workspace instead of individual parts for processing order.

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Perfect and thank you for your reply :slight_smile: