Reduce Pen Lifts

edited May 2016 in Egg-Bot
Searched, but can't find a way to reduce pen lifts. E.g. after creating cloned tiles, the pen lifts after every repeat vs. drawing one continuous path. Have tried everything I know to join the segments, but no luck. Does anybody know how to do this?
Thanks

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  • edited May 2016

  • Implemented, just for you.  :)

    I've just pushed an update to the EggBot software that will allow it to skip pen-up movements of zero (well, less than one motor step of) distance. This is something that we previously implemented on the AxiDraw software, and it was easy to bring it over.

    You'll need to manually update your EggBot software to 2.7.5. You can get it by downloading the ZIP file at https://github.com/evil-mad/EggBot , and copying the contents of its "inkscape_driver" directory into your Inkscape extensions directory. 
     (On a Mac, this is: /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/share/inkscape/extensions 
     On Windows, this is: [your program files directory]\Inkscape\share\extensions )

    Depending on which version of the extensions you have, you might need to also install the latest version of the "plotink" helper routines, too.  You can download these in the ZIP file at: https://github.com/evil-mad/plotink and copy them into your extensions directory, replacing the old ones.


    (Now, back in Inkscape, one can also potentially combine the different objects into a single path, and then join the relevant points, however, this is hit and miss.) 
  • Whee! Just fantastic. Thank you so much!
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