freman wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:03 am
Does a similar problem exist for 3D surface, or is there a way you could have an option ( or automatically ) over-run by the tool radius to ensure all a surface gets cut. In particular, I'm looking at the little pointy bridge behind the triangular notch. The upper surface is effectively split in two when in fact it is a continuous surface. Is there a way to deal with that , or do you inherit the same problem of not knowing the model itself?
A part of the new face-selection features added includes a `BoundaryAdjustment` and `RespectBoundary` properties. To cut the corners, turn off the latter, or manually set the former to counteract the respected boundary. See attached images.
Yes, the new features include methods to construct a full picture of the `Job` geometry: Model and Stock; and specific faces to avoid if they have been identified! See attached images.
Thanks for the inquiry. I appreciate the technical experience commentary.
The first and last pics show the phantom geometry that is constructed so as to make the cutter `Job` geometry aware. This model is used to check travel paths for optimization so the cutter doesn't collide with solid material that is not a part of the operation.
The middle pic is the same operation as previously posted, but with the new `RespectBoundary` set to False. This results in the lovely over-run that will clear the edges of the larger face.