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December 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm #11520
Is there a way to do multiple passes of a closed path without lifting?
Using C3, when I give a single closed path shape and set multiple passes, at the end of each pass the machine lifts the knife then puts it back down to start the next pass.December 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm #11522
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?December 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm #11525
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:
- Here’s the image: http://imgh.us/belgium.svg
- 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
AlexDecember 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm #11529
Very bizarre. It does the same for me. However, from SCAL, it cut without raising the head between passes. I’ll forward this file to our C3 programmer for his input.January 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm #12600
Did you ever hear back from the C3 dev? I’m still having this problem on most of my cut jobs.
Thanks!January 22, 2017 at 9:37 am #12606
I sent two emails without a response. I’ll try again.January 24, 2017 at 6:52 am #12642
Good news, Alex. The issue causing the head not to stay down has been identified and the next release of C3 (due soon) will contain a fix.January 25, 2017 at 8:26 pm #12685
Great — thank you!March 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm #13974
Hi Sandy, do you know when the update will be released? Thanks!March 31, 2017 at 8:12 pm #13996
I’ve not heard anything other than he’s still working on the issue that was causing stray cuts. I’ll contact him this coming week and post back.April 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm #18151
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