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    3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    @Wesley  Nice work! I bet it took sometime to work out regardless of being just simple shape. Put some shine on it and go for MOTW 

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    Wesley_NWesley_N Member Posts: 17 ✭✭
    Thanks @3dcad - I had initially tried a sweep of a sketch that was on a vertical plane, but this didn't give a true representation of the tool staying vertical. The other thing I noticed since my last post is that in Alphacam the Z is changed over the length of the toolpath rather than a simple slope from on Z to the other. If the path has lots of zig-zags in the first half and then a straight line for the rest, the mid-point of the slope will be halfway through path and not halfway between point A and B in a straight line. My approach wouldn't work for a path that is spiraling down either.
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    3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    @Wesley  I hope we eventually get feature which works like 3-ax cnc. Sketch for blade, another sketch for path (x,y) and points for depth (z) changes. And for 5-ax additionally tool angle (a) and angle direction (c).
    They have skills, we only need to have time - I'm sure Ons will come up with something spectacular for us as the basics get finished.

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