Cut paths going out of closed paths

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Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by Moonlight31 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:03 am

How do I stop cut paths going outside of closed paths? Picture for reference. You can see where I fixed one of the three that went out of the closed path. This piece in the picture is 1-1/2" wide and 12" long

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by Blackslacks » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:38 pm

Looks like your cutting with no offset. Change to inside offset and it will keep you kerf within the paths

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by adbuch » Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:20 pm

This has nothing to do with your offset. You are already cutting with your offset towards the inside of the path. Here is what your file looks like.
Since you don't have the "exclude crossovers" box checked, then this is what your cut path will look like.
cut path 1.jpg
cut path 2.jpg
Now when the "exclude crossovers" box is checked, this will be the result.
Note that you will always want to set your cut path direction to "Cut parts to right of paths" when using plasma consumables with right hand swirl rings. Cutting in this direction will produce the least taper on the good side of your cut. So clockwise direction for outer perimeter cuts, and counter clockwise direction for inside cuts.

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cut path 3.jpg
cut path 4 - exclude crossovers checked.jpg

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by adbuch » Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:36 pm

Here is a what the actual cut path/direction will look like.
David
ccw for inside cut.jpg

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by rdj357 » Tue Nov 09, 2021 6:30 pm

Right. Exclude crossovers is the box you want to check to prevent that.

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by Moonlight31 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:55 pm

Thank you very much Gentlemen!

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Re: Cut paths going out of closed paths

Post by adbuch » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:55 pm

No problem! We are happy to help.
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