I’m trying to create a pocket operation using the freeform draw tool but it won’t work. How to I connect the starting and ending mode to make it a closed tool path?
I usually find closing a path works best if I turn on snap to grid, put the start point on a EDIT: grid intersection point when I begin the path, then close the path by clicking on that start point.
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Ok maybe I’m just doing it wrong but it still wont work. Can someone look at the file and help me out. The starting and ending node are the farthest north-west node.
You have to start on an intersection of the grid, then end the line on the same intersection.
If you need a finer grid, you can adjust the gridd spacing on the JOB SETUP screen.
Sorry bad photo. I did move the the start and end node to the same intersection and still no joy on the pocket. It doesn’t even try to think about it.
Perhaps I’m mis-remembering — save the file and send it w/ instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll have a developer look at it.
I attached the file underneath the node photo is someone wants to take a look at it. I’ll try redrawing it before I send it to support. Thanks
It looks like the path is a combination of vectors and bezier curves and perhaps that is why CC doesn’t want to close the loop on the last one since the left one is a vector and the right one is a bezier node? Like @Murdocjx says, it’ll let you select it and make a toolpath, it just won’t make any gcode for a pocket.
Do you have source material in another format? Might be able to fix it up in the source first.
It might be the pure number of nodes. I split the map in several smaller sections and that seems to work