Roughing Progress

on Thu, Feb 22, 2007 in development

Just to prove that I’m making progress on the roughing algorithm-


I had planned to do something more like an offset pocket algorithm but as I’ve been using different commercial programs that have a similar routine I’ve seen how many problems even the big CAM vendors have. Why they allow such a critical part of their program to go out flawed is beyond me. Since you can generally go back and fix the output by changing the outline or stepover it probably isn’t a big limiter for the more advanced users that they target. Since MeshCAM is a tool targeted to intermediate users I need it to be more reliable.

The above shot shows progress but it’s probably only about 10% of the overall work. I mainly wanted to test the approach I had to make sure it’s valid. So far so good.

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