Optimizing Draw Order

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Optimizing Draw Order

Postby led » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:23 pm


I am working with a CNC vendor that uses DXF files to drive their machine. I would like to be able to optimize the draw order property in order to reduce machine time. I see that it can be done manually, but that is a time consuming process.

Is there a function or method in Qcad that will re-order entities in a block or selection (say, clockwise from the top-left)?


QCAM/CAD does a reasonable job of optimization, but doesn't generate DXF output. Is there an existing script that could create DXF output instead of Gcode?


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Re: Optimizing Draw Order

Postby andrew » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:44 pm

One possibility with QCAD/CAM would be to generate (any) G-Code and then save the contents of the output drawing as DXF (make sure to delete the layer with the rapid movement first).

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