The SAG_DIFFERENCE tool plots the difference between any surface and a surface with a user-specified radius of curvature such as the radius of the vertex or the best fit sphere. Measuring the amount of departure of a surface from a base surface can help you to determine if a specific fabrication method is suitable for the surface.
Both SAGPLOT and SAG_DIFFERENCE can be accessed from the CODE V Tools > Macro Manager under Sample Macros > Fabrication Support:
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