It would, of course, be much less confusing to newcomers if the inlay technique discovered and freely disclosed at this forum in 2006 by Paul Zank was routinely called Zank inlay, or Zank V-carve Inlay Procedure, or.... anyway, you get the point. Paul Zank discovered the technique and selflessly disclosed the concept so that any interested CNC user could enjoy it. It is really kind of sad that, back in the day when other CNC enthusiasts realized the remarkable power of Mr. Zank's technique, they did not collectively suggest that it be named after him...both to honor the discoverer and to avoid confusion. Instead the names suggested back in the day reflect, (1) Paul Zank's modesty--because he did not deign to name the technique after himself and, (2) a bit of benign carelessness by the earliest enthusiasts who might have realized that it was up to them to attach Zank's name to the technique (again, to honor the discoverer and his generous disclosure of the technique and to avoid confusion with Vectric's "canned" inlay toolpaths, which have very little in common with Zank VIP).
So, for years newcomers to CNC inlay have made the understandable mistake of confusing Zank inlay protocols with Vectric's canned inlay protocols.
CNC Inlay enthusiasts: Please consider incorporating Mr. Zank's name into technical discussions of his inlay technique. It is obvious to experienced users that there have been many nice refinements and derivative extensions of his concept since its 2006 discovery, but a proper name for the technique would get everyone (experienced or newbie) on the same page quickly and would provide a bread-crumb trail for interested people to search back to the origins of the Zank technique without constantly being tripped up by confusing nomenclature.