I got adaptive waterline working now and I think it puts the parallel finish version to shame. Please ignore the number of retracts in the images below, I disabled the normal linking so the cutting passes would be more clear.
As you can see, there are more layers dedicated to the shallow areas of the model compared to the steeper part. One more:
The UI is still not done but I’m pretty sure I’ll use a pull-down box to set the adaptive stepdown to none, normal, fine, superfine. What I’m not sure is whether or not to call it adaptive stepdown- I’m pretty sure there is a better name or phrase that would better describe its function. Any ideas?