change all start points

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jeremysimmons
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change all start points

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http://support.vectric.com/aspire-quest ... tart-point

http://support.vectric.com/aspire-quest ... f-toolpath



start points are usually in a corner. is there a gadget or another way to change all start points to a flat edge?

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Re: change all start points

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Version 9 has a new tab that lets you set the start point automatically for a toolpath.
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that's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. It only works about 80% of the time to accomplish what I need.

I asked because I want to avoid the dwell marks caused by some runout I was having.

I believe my problem is better solved by using ramps, which keeps the bit moving while it descends.

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Best way to avoid dwell marks is to use in and out leads. That way the plunge and retract is away from the part.

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Re: change all start points

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Are you trying to re-orient the start points of a set of Vectors? GreenSquares gadget might help.
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