herbk wrote:Hi sliptonic,
if you cut a pocket only the first round is allways a "full diameter cut". If you use a step over less 100% then you have a "cutting side" on each other round.
Maybe it's not important to have a direction and a cuttung side left or right for pocket operations, but the setting "on" for the cutting side is needed for creating a path without tool compensation.
Cutting side and direction only make sense if your path is built from the base object edges ie Profile. In the case of pocket, those edges only determine the bounds of the space, not the actual path. I can see the need for a setting to 'use compensation' where turning it off be the same as using a tool with a 0 diameter.
FWIW, you can achieve the same thing now by setting the material compensation setting equal to negative 1/2 the tool diameter. You can't do this in the task panel because the control doesn't allow negative numbers (this is a bug) but you can do it in the property pane.