Path workbench does not respect the tool geometry directly, but you can use the helix operation to create a path. It is especially easy if you model the outer diameter of the thread as in the attached example.
In the example I want to create a path for an M16x2 thread:
- I modeled a hole of 16mm
- the tool has a diameter of 8mm, that's what I specified in the tool table
- I selected the inner wall of the hole
- I created a helix path with stepdown=2mm
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Please note that the model does not show the thread correctly. If you use the hole feature in PartDesign workbench for an inner thread, then you have to adjust the diameter of the tool
thank you chrisb. I think what he says m0n5t3r is correct, in this way the elix of the tool slams on the edge without entering. I have no idea how to intervene in the gcode . However I will give it a try.
I have a change that does exactly this - it however depends on the new ToolBit changes. Those are merged but need verification and I didn't want to add an feature that depends on some basics which might get kicked out, or change significantly.