How to Keep Cutter Down

I’ve been working on setting up a new waste board with a lot of holes. Each hole takes a long time and the cutter rises between each pass which adds extra time. Is there a way to keep the cutter down and cutting vs rising after each pass?
Thank you,

Yes, set up each hole with its own toolpath. Tedious, I know.

Alternately, use a 3rd party tool to optimized the G-Code:

Thanks WIll, I set up a toolpath for counter sink and one for the hole. I did that 81 times over (enjoyable…) and when its cutting the hole it rises between each pass. About 9 times to go less than .750 because depth per cut is .111. I increase depth per cut to .200 and it helps a little but id like to figure out how to keep the cutter down. Will it do that unless I figure out the GCode and remove those commands? Im new to it all. Thanks.

You can reduce the lifting by setting the retract height as low as you can — the machine has to lift out to clear chips — it also helps to cool the endmill.

Will give it a shot.

what software are you using?

options like fusion360 have the ability to keep the tool down between passes, which saves a lot of time in a normal job, let alone something like a wasteboard full of holes and countersinks

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I’m still new to it all and only using Carbide Create. I reduced the retract height to 3MM. It has helped a bit. I did a dry run this weekend and it took about 12sec/hole and completed the 140 hole waste board in about 30min. Not too bad. Good to know that other software has more options. Im sure ill get there once i get more familiar and start looking for 3D options.
I appreciate the help,

I’m not sure if you are using the latest version of carbide create but 3.16 provides more efficient toolpaths over the previous versions. It still has a tendency at times of creating toolpaths like a drunken machinist.

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