Trying to restore order

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JimFLD
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Trying to restore order

Post by JimFLD » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:07 pm

I'm using a MARS-130 to scan etch a complex checkerboard-like pattern on anodized aluminum. Sometimes the laser performs the scan by etching the pattern all the way across the design in linear rows, other times it wants to etch each little square individually in a seemingly random order, which takes hours longer to do. The settings are the same and the files nearly identical. What am I missing?

JimFLD
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Re: Trying to restore order

Post by JimFLD » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:45 pm

Answered my own question.In the Layer Parameter window, if Independent output is checked, each element is scanned separately, instead of being treated as an aggregate. This box was being randomly checked when importing some of the designs from AI. :roll:

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