freman wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:14 pm
This leaves the problem that it does not account for which side of the tool is cutting. In the case of the demi cylindrical surface all the cuts are in the same direction, that means that one side of the cylinder is cut using climb with the other is cutting conventional.
I suspect that with the OCL based tools which have awareness of the model, it should be aware of which side of the tool is touching material.
Regarding the abilities and awareness of OCL, to my knowledge (not verified), OCL doesn't return a contact-angle for each of the data points. If it is found to be available, then perhaps in the future someone will apply that awareness to 3D Surface to make the smart improvement you suggest.
Thanks for your contributions, testing and feedback.