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Build 7250

I just posted another build, 7250, to http://www.grzsoftware.com/files/MeshCAM-Setup.exe . There are is one bug fix, pointed out by Christian, where low-polygon models could gouge. This was a bug added during my optimizations a month or so ago and I did have to give up part of my speed gains to fix it. I haven’t benchmarked the update yet but I’ll do that in the next few days.

Another user, JB, pointed out a use case for MeshCAM that I hadn’t spent much time thinking about. He’s using MeshCAM for 2D work using the waterline function. The path linking in that module assumes that a roughing pass has been used and anywhere not covered by the geometry is a free path to move the tool in. I added a “Use Full Retracts Only” option to waterline that will stop this behavior since it can run the tool into part of the unroughed stock. The only case I can think of using this is when using waterline without roughing first. Most of you will want to leave this unchecked. Let me know if you think of any other uses for this.

I’m still working on the bugs everyone has submitted and am going to try and keep this release pace up until I get everything resolved (assuming I can replicate the bug reports).

fullretracts

“Normal” retracts on the left, Full retracts on the right.

oldretracts newretracts

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