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Plug-In Palace => CAM => Topic started by: ajkelsey on May 29, 2017, 10:41:31 AM

Title: What does 2.5D mean?
Post by: ajkelsey on May 29, 2017, 10:41:31 AM
From what I can gather online, this would mean that only 2 axes can be moved at the same time. Is that correct? If I designed a part that had a dome on top, would the CAM plugin handle that shape?
Title: Re: What does 2.5D mean?
Post by: Kenneth Martin on June 08, 2017, 11:52:46 AM
The z will move to a depth then  X & Y can move at the same time,
Title: Re: What does 2.5D mean?
Post by: murray dickinson on June 11, 2017, 03:26:23 PM
It means that although the piece has depth, z axis variation, it's "silhouette" from above like terrain topography levels: there's no capability for undercut from the toolhead tilting.  All axes can work concurrently.  A hemisphere or dome is no problem in 2.5D.