Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

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hunterm3339
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Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

Postby hunterm3339 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:40 am

Whether I use the Contour toolpath option or any of the Profile paths, they end up creating a hexagon path around the circle. The base geometry was created in sketcher and then padded in part design. I have recreated the same design from scratch 2 times and ended up with the same results in the picture.
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Image of the toolpath
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How do I fix this? I cannot figure out any options that will make the toolpath circular rather than hexagonal.
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Tool information
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Freecad version 0.17
jmaustpc
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Re: Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

Postby jmaustpc » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:16 am

your first post, welcome to FreeCAD! :)
hunterm3339 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:40 am
Freecad version 0.17
Of course it doesn't work! Your FreeCAD version is obsolete. Please follow the forum rules and in the future post your version data in the manner explained in the forum rules link above. In this case it does not matter much since your version is obsolete. Path WB is currently under regular development so to get the best of it you really want to try things in a development snap shot release currently 0.19 branch, these can be in stalled alongside a "Release" version currently 0.18.3.
chrisb
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Re: Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

Postby chrisb » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:36 am

After updating check the tolerances in Preferences->Path->Job Preferences.
hunterm3339
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Re: Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

Postby hunterm3339 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:11 am

Oh geez sorry, I felt like I just downloaded that release not that long ago so I didn't feel like it was that old. And I was in such a rush to get an answer because I need this part done asap for a customer that I missed out on the guidelines. Thanks so much for the support I received anyways, such a great community!
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chrisb
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Re: Contour and Profile Paths Create Hexagon Around Circle

Postby chrisb » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:15 am

AFAICR the preferences existed already in 0.17.