In the past people have requested a way to have the finishing toolpath ignore the top of the stock if it’s just going to try and machine it flat. This would be a great option if you’re trying to machine a mold or something similar where your stock is already machined on the top face. When I redid the code for the parallel finish I made sure to add support for this feature. I planned on waiting to add this option to the dialog since it would require modifying the code for the dialog- never a fun thing to do. I ended up having to do this anyway for the new toolpaths options so I went ahead and enabled the new feature, “Don’t machine Top of Stock.” Below is a shot of the new option to look for and the results.
I’ve probably got another day or so of testing and then, if all goes well, I’ll post another test release here with all finishing converted to the ZMap-free versions. I’ll be looking for lots of feedback so please keep an eye out for it.