Organizing Tool Paths

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olf20
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Organizing Tool Paths

Post by olf20 »

I have done several searches but still have a quick question;
In using layers can one keep the tool paths with the respective
layers.
It sure would help if you did not have such a lengthy list of
tool paths.
Thanks for any help!!
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Re: Organizing Tool Paths

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Vector Selection
This area of the toolpath page allows you to automatically select vectors to machine using the vector's properties or position. It is also the method by which you can create Toolpath Templates to re-use your toolpath settings on similar projects in the future. For more information, see the sections Vector Selector and Advanced Toolpath Templates.
Vector03.png
This video may help: Vector Selector
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Re: Organizing Tool Paths

Post by adze_cnc »

When associating layers with a toolpath (I do this all the time) be aware that if you “hide” the layer (turning off the light in the layers menu) and try to recalculate a toolpath you will receive an error. You must un-hide the layer before recalculating.

It drives me crazy (short drive apparently). I’d much rather the recalculate function ignores a layer’s hidden status. Grouping vectors from different layers can also cause problems.

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Re: Organizing Tool Paths

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Thanks for the replies!
You guys are great!
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Re: Organizing Tool Paths

Post by CharliesWoodStuff »

Rcnewcomb wrote:Vector Selection
This area of the toolpath page allows you to automatically select vectors to machine using the vector's properties or position. It is also the method by which you can create Toolpath Templates to re-use your toolpath settings on similar projects in the future. For more information, see the sections Vector Selector and Advanced Toolpath Templates.
Vector03.png
This video may help: Vector Selector
Vector02.PNG
So much to learn!

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