File help, looks like extra cuts or paths inside small areas.

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  1. EERCO

    EERCO Member

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    Any help appreciated. I am a newer user and making this sign for a animal non profit animal rescue for free . It looks like somehow i have small cuts inside other cuts and not sure how they got there. I get an error that we cant create a male tool path because things wont fit. But then if i click on cut now OR show tool paths i see multiple paths but only in some areas. What is the best way to fix the file.
     

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  2. Kchoghead

    Kchoghead Well-Known Member

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    I redrew most of the small parts. the remaining small parts need an online toolpath
     

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    Kchoghead Well-Known Member

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    when i have a file like this I manipulate in node editing the all the small parts I can first. Then I use an male toolpath on them . for everything else i use a online toolpath on the narrow closed objects. so yes 2 different toolpaths. Torchmate university has good videos detailing how to do multiple toolpaths
     
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    I have the same issue,,,,don’t know why
     
  6. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok importing DXFs with smaller cuts that are shapes.
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    First thing I do is BREAK PATH and select the smaller areas. Then I go to the VECTORIZATION TOOL and use a SINGLE LINE.

    This will create a single line inside of the shape.

    Then make a ONLINE TOOL path on those items.

    Check out the DXF Clip art video: This covers the multiple tool path creation and the single line tool.

     

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