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Broken Circle Arcs

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 at 3:21 pm Written by:

I’ve been trying to get the words Machining Strategist and Depocam into the tagline under “Machine tools don’t need friends”, but I can’t get a linefeed into there.

We’ve also updated the front index page of Freesteel to set the record straight. Maybe this will start to get us some hits. The theory is that nobody out there knows anything about who programs what, so why not tell them.

Anyway, latest coding I’ve done finds the full intersection between a circle and a slice of an annulus, so we can rest rough against toolpaths that have their arcs still in them. There are probably some bugs hidden in there, but I don’t know how to find them all out. They should emerge with enough asserts in the area.

Now I’ve got to make the boxset accept arcs properly. That’s coding for the rest of the day when I get round to it.

Oh, and I think I’ve ordered an inflatable dive yak to experiment with. Should be here in under two weeks.

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