TechTip: Why you should check the orientation of the TCP after path import
Comparing the orientation
Now the CAD2Path tool can be used to compare whether the orientation of the displayed coordinate system matches the orientation of the TCP. Fig. 3 shows a wrong orientation: Here X and Z do not point in the correct direction (coordinate system comparison: the interactive marker of the TCP is illustrated in the colors red/green/blue. RGB <> XYZ [R=X, G=Y, B=Z], where the colored arrow always points in the positive direction along the axis and the gray arrow opposite to it points in the negative direction along the axis).
The problem is solved by using the Move/Scale option of the Advanced Tools. After selecting all checkboxes (Selected, Curves, Solid, References) a 180° rotation around the Y-axis is performed (see Fig. 4).
Fig. 5 shows the final correct orientation.