Question about open vectors

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Question about open vectors

Postby bluegoose » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:31 pm

I am trying to cut a profile on outside of the attached file and keep getting message that there are open vectors and I don't know enough to correct them. Would someone please point me in the right direction?

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Postby Les_linton » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:42 pm

I opened your file. Click on "join Open Vectors"

I changed the tolerance to .008 selected the vector and hit join and it worked.

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Postby Tony Mac » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:02 pm

Hi bluegoose,

The design consists of multiple vectors because the ends of the vectors
shown in the diagram below are not drawn accurately.

You could use the Join command with a large tolerance as Les suggested
but this will be reflected in the toolpaths. I would recommend using the
Node Editing Tools to insert / delete / move nodes to enable the end points
to be joined precisely.

I hope this helps,

Tony
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Postby bluegoose » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:07 pm

Thanks, Les and Tony. I must not understand closing vectors just right. I started with the open vector tolerance as .1 and then went up to .2,.3,.4, etc. and it would not work. I didn't try to go less than .1, I just thought anything less than what I entered (.1) would close.

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Postby CRFultz » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:01 pm

bluegoose wrote:Thanks, Les and Tony. I must not understand closing vectors just right. I started with the open vector tolerance as .1 and then went up to .2,.3,.4, etc. and it would not work. I didn't try to go less than .1, I just thought anything less than what I entered (.1) would close.

thanks again


Choose "select all open vectors" each time before you enter a new tolerance.
When i have open vectors I can't locate...I'll either delete them then select individual spans to identify
where it was open at, then use a node edit to repair.
You can also choose a very large tolerance and a vector span will be generated...then you can node edit to repair it.
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