Stock models can be created from one or more toolpaths, which can be 3, 3+2 or 5 axis, or a combination. Stock models can be used for the visualisation of the machined part on the screen, eliminating any costly test cutting.
The stock model can be used with the part surface and the material depth comparison tool to 'see' the amount of material that still needs to be machined. Sectioning with a clipping plane can give useful information on remaining material.
These stock models can be used for rest machining subsequent operations, minimising fresh air cutting and so reducing the machining time.