Comparing waterlines

Here's a picture which compares the waterline toolpath for different cutters around a single triangle (cyan). The outermost path (red) is for a cylindrical cutter where we always make contact with either the shaft of the cutter or the circular rim/end of the cutter. Next is the yellow line for the toroidal or BullCutter, followed by the green line for a spherical or BallCutter. The innermost waterline (pink) is for a conical ConeCutter.

waterline_compare

Here are some more waterlines at different heights. This exercise has uncovered at least two new bugs with CylCutter and ConeCutter! The CylCutter seems to fail when asking for a waterline at z=0.0, so that might hint at where the problem is. I'm not sure what is causing the jagged shape with ConeCutter.

Update: The cl-points for conecutter look right, so there must be something strange going on with the weave??

conecutter_looks_ok

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