I'm doing pocket toolpaths with a 0.5" clearance path and a 0.125" finish path. Aspire generates paths just fine, but has to do so without regard to the geometry of the end mill. The preview, however, does show how the tool shape effects the cut. I would like to define a single flute spiral end mill as a form tool just so the preview will be realistic.
For example, if I want to cut this:
Here is the pocket specification:
And this is the preview for just the 0.5" clearance pass:
Which looks great. However, here is the result (just the clearance pass):
Note the artifacts in three smallest circles. Running the 0.125" finish path doesn't get rid of these, as Aspire doesn't know they are there. And from the preview, I don't either until I run the job. If I can spot them before I cut, then I can adjust the design to change the dimensions of those problem areas. In this sample, those areas are pretty easy to identify. But as they piece gets larger and more complex, not so much:
So how can I create a form tool to represent this:
Or what other approach can I take?