Model 3D shadow projection
From v5 build 264
With the tool [Menu] > [Cad Tools] > [Project 3D model boundary] is possible project the shadow of 3D model onto a 2D plane.
Open the tool screen.
Select the desidered destination 2D workplane.
Select the Z level . Usually is the model bottom.
The model below the z level will be ignored.
Select an upper level if you want to ignore some part of the model.
Click on "Create projection"
In the selected workplane , it will be created the 2D boundary area of the 3D model.
You can consider as the shadow of the model in the selected z level.
Currently the generated profile will not contain any arcs, it will contain only linear elements.
Arcs will be recontructed in toolpath generation.