This cycle works on standard geometry created by the Geoshape command and edited with the start point edit command. The shape polylines must be either a two dimensional polyline in the world plane or a three-dimensional shape. Two-dimensional shapes on the side of the part do not need to be interpolated in the fourth axis and any or all of the existing cut cycles will work to create cutting valid cutting motions for these shapes. If an invalid shape is selected, the cycle will tell you when you try to cut it.
The Shape drawn for the Forth Axis Cycle must represent the material location to be cut. The tool tip will extend into the cut shape by the depth specified in the Total Cut Depth specified. The tool path can be shifted down in Z during the cut cycle by specifying the depth in the Move Shape Z field, or the shape can be drawn at the required Z depth. For clarity, we recommend that 3D shapes be drawn at the appropriate Z depth. If a shape has thickness, this will represent the required Z Shift for the Move Shape Z field.