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The items in this section affects the responsiveness and quality of the rendering by controlling the maximum step distance between features in rendering. These values are used with the speed slider on the rendering palette. The fastest speed jumps the tool from feature to feature using these settings. Lowering the speed will scale the distances between features. Please note that this does not affect toolpath, only the rendered part. These settings can have a very large impact on the rendering speed versus quality.

Length

The Length value sets the maximum distance between rendered linear moves. Let us imagine a linear cut where the tool will traverse 400mm in a straight line. Using the default settings of 200mm, the display will show this move in two steps when the slider is set to its maximum (fastest) value. If the linear cut was less then 200mm long the rendering shows the cut in one step, at the start and end of the cut.

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Angle

The Angle values can have an especially big impact on rotary operations. Like the Length setting, this value controls the rendering steps between features, in this case for angular moves. A low number will create very small angles in rotations, resulting in a smooth image while a high number can create a rendered part that is not smooth but is very fast.

Auto Range

This option will disable the Length values and will instead use the size of the stock (length, width and height separately) to set the maximum feed and rapid lengths. The maximum value for feeds will be set to 1/10th of the largest stock dimension and rapids are double that value. The smallest step that the system will take when rendering is 1/100th of the smallest dimension of the stock.

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