3D Stock Model

In eCam the 3D stock is modelled with defined machining operations.

From preference dialog you can choose how the model is created . From Menu -> Edit -> Preferences -> 3D Model Creation Mode

By default, the mode selected is [By Toolpath]

1 ) By Toolpath

If you don't have any issue with pc hardware, this is the suggested option.

The generated 3D model, is the effective result of the toolpath movements.

In this way you can see if there something wrong with generated toolpath.

For example, in the case below you can see the material left in the corner from the end mill machining. This is what you get on real machining.

Is possible change stock quality by Menu-> Edit -> Preference -> change [Simulation Stock Quality] or [Static Stock Quality]

[Simulation Stock Quality] is related to the stock in simulation context.

[Static Stock Quality] is related to the stock modelled in viewport context.

2 ) By Work Properties

This generation mode is usually faster , especially for simple 3D model, but it doesn't reflect the effective toolpath.

Some work machining like threading and engraving are not elaborated .

In the example below you can see the model is not considered the corner radius of the pocket. It's just used the profile and work parameter to model the stock.

This mode should be used where pc performance are low.
The 3D modeller engine used with this method can fail when used with Folder and Overhang features or simply with particular profile.

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