GeneFC wrote: ↑
Wed May 16, 2018 11:11 pm
The default stepdown is very coarse. Change the stepdown to a much smaller value and the pattern will look like you want. (If I understand the issue.)
I don't know if the actual result will change, but the visualization will defInitely change.
My milling machine says the pattern exactly matches what the FreeCAD shows in its view window.
The path is supposed to clear the entire depth of the hole. It stops at depths without any discernible reason. For instance, if I change the waste area above the part to 2mm, then the path goes closer to the bottom of the hole. If I change it top and bottom to 2mm, then it gets farther away.
My expectation was that path should adjust the stepdown so that it could reach the final depth. Is that not true? It does when it is doing the contour paths, and the profile paths around objects.
It also divides the space properly when I am using spiral to carve out holes that don't have any pocket objects incorporated with them.
And yet, I have found that if I have any pockets that are less than full depth, anywhere on the part, then it will screw up pockets that are full depth.
As a programmer, it feels a lot like a variable that isn't getting properly initialized, and is starting with a wrong value.