Toolpath optimisation requires detailed information about how the tool interacts with the stock. MachineWorks software provides a full range of measurements to be made relating to the depth of cut, width of cut and which parts of the tool are cutting that are extremely useful for toolpath optimisation.

Accurate volumes of material removed during each cut are calculated by MachineWorks Software. Tool engagement can be analysed even for complex tools with multiple cutting inserts thanks to MachineWorks cutting anaysis infomation. The in-process Visicut boundary representation ensures an accurate model of how each insert will engage at each stage of the cutting cycle.