Simulation doesn't try to visualize everything that happens at the machine. It doesn't animate chips flying, coolant turning on and off, or even the spindle spinning. Simulation is only tracing the path movement commands.pauluzs wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:46 amClear, still fairly new to Freecad. Only where does simulation fit in? According to the wiki its job>path>verify>simulate>post should i do a other simulate after postprocessing to see M3/M4/M5's? Or should it be job>path>verify>post>simulate?
Remember, the path commands look like gcode but really aren't. The REAL gcode is generated by post processing and verifying it is the responsibility of the user/operator. You can use external tools or a simulation mode on your machine to 'air cut' the part but there's too much that is machine dependent for Path to accurately simulate it.