Cut order

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Mr.Chips
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Location: GILBERT AZ

Cut order

Post by Mr.Chips »

I frequently import JPG files onto one screen and when they are cut it seems to be in a random cut order, is there a way to control the cut order in one file. Other than select one object go through the tool selection and other things and name and save it then go to the next on on and on maybe 30-40 times all using the same tool and details.
Thanks

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Adrian
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Re: Cut order

Post by Adrian »

You don't say which toolpath you're using but it if it's a profile toolpath then you click the "Show advanced toolpath options" box at the top of the form and then use the Order tab further down the form.

If it's a v-carve toolpath then you would need to select the vectors in the order you want them cut, check "Use vector selection order" and calculate the toolpath.

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