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Surface Flowline surface orientation

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Hey all, this is likely a covered topic but I struggling to phrase my query in a concise and searchable manner!

I am trying to use surface flowline to produce some features. I am making left and right parts, when I try to chain similar features the cut and/or step directions are opposed making the tool path erratic.

I would like to be able to figure out what I can try to manipulate on the surfaces themselves to get the start point and step directions to at least match each other so I can then use the flowline parameters to get the toolpath I desire.

Any suggestions?

image.thumb.png.ec1f8d11767136dfc1093de14844db4e.pngIn the attached screen shot the part to the right is what I want on both surfaces.

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Use 2 separate toolpaths

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5 minutes ago, dwilson357 said:

Hey all, this is likely a covered topic but I struggling to phrase my query in a concise and searchable manner!

I am trying to use surface flowline to produce some features. I am making left and right parts, when I try to chain similar features the cut and/or step directions are opposed making the tool path erratic.

I would like to be able to figure out what I can try to manipulate on the surfaces themselves to get the start point and step directions to at least match each other so I can then use the flowline parameters to get the toolpath I desire.

Any suggestions?

image.thumb.png.ec1f8d11767136dfc1093de14844db4e.pngIn the attached screen shot the part to the right is what I want on both surfaces.

Ya do them as two separate toolpaths or reflow uv on one of the surfaces.

I would take the opportunity and do reflow uv if you are in 2021

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Check your normal for the surfaces. Looks like one set is flipped.

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