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Animation of 3D milling along a path in AutoCAD.

A - answer With the freeware utility MillAnim you can easily animate the milling tool along a path with subtracting material from the source 3D solid.

Download the LISP application MillAnim from, load it into AutoCAD with APPLOAD and run it by typing the MILLANIM command.

Select the source 3D solid (stock material), the tool solid (mill), the reference point on the tool, k°ivku the tool path (2D or 3D) and the animation step (delta, smooth enough). The application will simulate removal of the solid mass using the SUBTRACT command. You can influence the animation speed using the LISP variable _MILLDELAY.

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See also:
Tip 12448:Pan view (change view target) in multiple viewports of a layout.
Tip 12446:Quick 1-/2-click dimensioning in AutoCAD.
Tip 11354:Animate dyn.block parameters and dim.constraints in AutoCAD DWGs.
Tip 11295:Iterative Move, Scale and Rotate - till boundary touch.
Tip 8361:Automatic vertex labels with autonumbering and coordinates.

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