sliptonic wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:40 pm
One thing that I see all the time on the forum is confusion about the first move in the rendered backplot. Newbies always get confused that there's a rapid move from 0,0,0. A truly confused newbie might think, "I need a custom post that doesn't do that" and end up here. Perhaps if we documented the answer somewhere, we could link to it from here.
I know the reason why this first move is there, somewhere it has
to start, and the move to
that position is indeed created. As far as I can see there is no possibility to get it really right, but two to get it wrong:
1) The first move is shown as a rapid move, starting from some position, e.g. (0,0,0). This can be rather surprising, especially when (0,0,0) lies somewhere inside or below the model.
Right: The first move is a rapid move
Wrong: The start position of that move
2) The display of the first move is suppressed. The first move shown then would be a move which is indeed carried out. This is only possible if the mill is moved to the starting position - which implies the move to
Right: No wrong starting position is shown.
Wrong: No visual feedback that the first move exists, no feedback that it is a rapid move.
There is usually not much advantage of one over the other, but there is one rather special use case where the first solution would have a disadvantage: If by a strange coincidence the path ends with an unwanted
rapid move to
(0,0,0) it could remain undetected, due to the overlay with the first rapid move from