Monday, March 2, 2009

sketch as boundary for adaptive roughing


You can now use a sketch as a boundary for adaptive roughing. I have hidden the cuboid that is under this sketch, because the toolpath was inside it. Thanks to celeron55.

2 comments:

Neel said...

The toolpath seems to be going out of the sketch. Also the links seem to gouge the profile. So if it is used for pocketing this will cause some gouges.

Dan Heeks said...

Yes, I guess this could be OK for face machining. We have seen cases where pocketing is working OK, but so far this has only been controlled by the shape of the solid. But in the software it must be slicing the solid to get a boundary. Fortunately we have all the source code, so someone will make it able to work as purely 2D, one day, I imagine. http://code.google.com/p/libactp/