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OpenBuilds CAM Open Paths

Discussion in 'CAM' started by Timothy Pinto, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Timothy Pinto


    Feb 23, 2019
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    In moving from MakerCAM (and TinyG) to OpenBuilds CAM, I'm stumped by CAM closing my desired open Paths. In attached "Chord Tool Path" image, is a screen shot of the issue. OpenBuilds CAM handles the line OK. When I have any non-straight path OpenBuilds CAM makes it into a closed path. I use my router to make signs with line drawing artwork. This "feature" of closing archs/chords is causing havoc with the artwork.

    My source artwork is in Inkscape. Is there anyway to have OpenBuilds CAM leave open paths open?

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  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Project Maker Builder Resident Builder

    Mar 1, 2017
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    OB CAM is meant for 2D Cutting (as in cutouts) - at the moment there is no real engrave function. It really works best on closed vectors

    Depending on the drawing itself, if its single ended "lines" ie not a compound/polyline. (Single lines have two points, start and end) then you can use OpenBuilds CONTROL Software (link URL points to post inside the thread)

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