Path on face

Here is an add-on for creating robot process paths on surfaces. Add-on requires access to topology so Premium level product is needed.

Add-on has a bunch of parameters that affect the path generation. Check out attached pdf for details. Easiest way to see parameters’ effect is to try them out. There is a preview of the path that is updated whenever parameters are changed. So launch the add-on, select a surface, tune the parameters and generate the path or hit cancel to delete preview path.

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PathOnFace.pdf (1 MB)


It seems interesting, could you please let me know if there is any tutorial available regarding this? your help would be highly appreciated.


Thank you

Best Regards,



There is no tutorial for this unfortunately. But here’s a bullet point process for using the add-on:

  • Unzip the add-on under My Commands folder.
  • Launch VC and some robot cell.
  • Select the robot, go to program tab.
  • Click "Path On Face" button on program panel.
  • Click "Select Surface" button and click some surface on the 3D scene. Preview of the path should be displayed.
  • Tune the parameters. Hitting Enter after changing some value should update the preview path. There's a frame at the start of the path that displays the tool frame orientation.
  • Click Generate to create a path.