Drawing lines for online toolpath

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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Is the pen tool the best way to draw lines for an online tool path on an object? I see a lot of this in detailed pieces. Not sure how to accomplish it. Example: lines through a birds wings.
     
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    Yes the pen tool is the best way, you can use the node edit to place nodes where you want them to be, or you the free hand tool to click and drag to place your nodes, either way after creating the line you will want to edit the nodes after placing them to manipulate the line. This is discussed in the Cad Users Manual on page 70 under Node Editing.
     
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    nwaPLASMA Well-Known Member

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    Thxs for the reply. I' noticed the pen tool allows you to select the width of the line. How will this affect the tool path? Will an online tool path make two passes over it if it's too wide?
     
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    That is the stroke and fill tool, you do not use this to draw lines. Click on the Pencil icon (Graphic Edit Tools) then eight click on Node Edit or Free Edit to define your lines.
     
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    Got it. I'll check it out. Thanks!
     

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