What are your settings and are you on the current version of C3? I just did a quick test with two passes on a circle and my blade stayed down for both passes. Maybe there’s a bug based a different set up?
I just tested a simple square made in inkscape, converted to a path — and it does indeed do multiple passes without lifting.
Originally I was trying to draw a single complex closed path made with inkscape. As far as I can tell, the path is closed; I added start and end stroke markers, and they’re on the same node in the path. I’m getting some weird behavior, though, and I’m not really clear on what’s going on:
If I leave the shape as-is, the pen lifts between each pass.
If I select the shape and click combine, then the machine does some really weird behavior. At some point throughout the pass, it’ll just start feeding out continuously (with the pen down still) until I hit “Cancel”. It cannot complete the job.
Any insight into what’s going on would be very much appreciated!
Passes=2, SD=30, ED=30
CS=30, US=40, PS=20, LS=20
Left tool: pen
No blade offset; Normal path direction; optimize cut order Off; closed-path overcut 0.0