Welcome to the FreeCAD Path forum, Somuch245! We would be glad to have another FreeCAD user.
As for your questions, I don't think the 4th axis capabilities of the current 0.19_pre have had much testing. I have been the primary developer for the current 4th axis implementation and I don't even own a 4th axis machine! LOL. I do know there are users here in the forums that have 4th axis machines. I'm always up for technical and procedural input from experienced CNC users.
Looking at your image, as a novice in the field of CNC, I don't really have a good idea of a general work flow to produce such wooden pots. If I had a FreeCAD file with something similar to work and test with, I could better adapt the current 4th axis to fit the needs of 4th axis users. Looking at the pots, I would say the milling approaches would not be the same for each pot. The one on the left leads me to use the current 3D Surface multi-pass operation. The two on the right make me think one would need to create the simple design path, and then replicate it in an array fashion around the desired axis of rotation. I don't think FreeCAD is ready for this last approach - 4th axis is still in its infancy within the Path WB.
somuch245 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:39 am
I'm trying to make wooden planter using 4 axis cnc router and I came across this software. I read that this software 4 axis is in experiment phase, what's the problem in actual run when X axis can't simulatenously move with Y axis?
I'm trying to make something like this
Can this software make something like this properly?
If it can, how long it takes usually to make one? The planter inner diameter size is about 8cm (around 3.2")
Glad you joined the forum. Feel free to post additional usage questions. The FreeCAD Wiki
is quite helpful, as well as FreeCAD tutorial videos on YouTube.