Automating Toolpath Simulation

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PatL
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Automating Toolpath Simulation

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I would like to automate a sequential step through of the toolpaths with a pause between each so I can easily see the effects in order. As it is, you need to select each one and press the preview this toolpath button, then select the next one, and so on. I teach VCarve at a local college and do this with each student's programs prior to releasing them for machining. Frankly, I am surprised this is not already a readily available option in the Preview section.

I do not see a command, method, or function that addresses the preview action button, maybe I am simply missing it as I am rather new to scripting.

Any suggestions are welcome

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Adrian
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Re: Automating Toolpath Simulation

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Not all parts of the program are exposed in LUA. The preview is one of those.

PatL
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Re: Automating Toolpath Simulation

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OK, sorry to hear that.
Thanks for the feedback

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