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Offline pstemari

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Combining lines and arcs into a polyline
« on: June 11, 2024, 01:33:55 am »
I'm working on fairly simple dxf file and having problems with the profile operation.  Even with "Outside" specified, I'm getting toolpaths both inside and outside my shape.

So, I figured I should combine them into a polyline so CamBam can understand them better.

No joy.  Even grouping them into pairs and reversing them as needed to get the ends to match up, each primitive is turning into its own polyline.

Suggestions?

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Re: Combining lines and arcs into a polyline
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2024, 02:16:46 am »
The most common cause for that is that the endpoints of adjacent lines/arcs don't match.  If they don't 'touch' each other (or the join tolerance is too tight), they cannot form a single polyline.

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Re: Combining lines and arcs into a polyline
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 02:42:51 am »
Figured it out. The endpoints were good.  I was just using the wrong commend:  "Convert to>Polyline" instead of "Join".

I'm a bit rusty with CamBam these days.

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Re: Combining lines and arcs into a polyline
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2024, 12:26:48 pm »
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