Feature request: Move around the x-y perimeters of a job


(Idan) #1

This is something that I’ve seen on a laser cutter recently and found extremely useful. You load the file and press “Frame”, the gantry then moves to draw a frame around the perimeters of the file (Z in the air obviously). This provides a quick way of knowing if the origin is set correctly and whether the stock is big enough. Would love to have this in CM.


(William Adams) #2

While this has been suggested, I worry about implementing it, since it creates the possibility of running an endmill into a clamp and snapping it.


(Idan) #3

Yes that can happen. My guess is that a simple dialog box with a picture on what it does and a warning about clamps can prevent that though.

Or we could pull the big guns and draw the convex hull rather than the square (sounds fun to code :slight_smile: ).