Step overs follow the periphery of the cut area. Region distance, in non-cutting moves, allows you to control the threshold between the non-cutting moves cycle and the step over.
This pattern type uses concentric offsets to roll around the guide curve without extending it. This pattern is useful for repair work.
The morphing pattern creates a streamlined type of path between two guide curves without the need to specify intermediate, flow, and cross curves, or project back to the cut area. Morphing also allows you to select arbitrary guide curves on the cut area, which are extended when necessary to contain the pattern.
You may specify closed curves to define containment loops within the cut area. Although the tool tip is off the part, the tool contact point precisely follows the curves defining the cut area, which is the expectation of the finishing operation. This allows you to use the same curves for tools of different sizes and orientations.
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