April 19, 2021, 10:37pm
I have a project that I have done on my CNC router that I want to do with acrylic on my ortur. Here is the item.
I want to fill between cross and the circle. On the router, I just did a pocket cut. I can’t seem to stop the fill on the cross. Can anyone help?
April 19, 2021, 11:13pm
I do not understand this, unless the cross is not a closed shape. As you can see in the following, LightBurn uses ‘boundaries’ to define what gets filled.
If you want to invert a vector engraving (Fill layer) you need to add an outline to it. Think about what happens when you scan a circle, compared to the letter ‘O’. The inner ring of the O toggles the fill. If you add another shape (like a square) outside it, it negates the whole thing:
And a slightly different example, this time done by changing the outer line around the design to a ‘Line’, instead of leaving it as part of the Fill layer:
In the case above, the design alr…
First, make sure the cross isn’t duplicated - if it is, the dupes will cancel each other out when filling. Edit > Delete duplicates.
If that doesn’t do it, then make sure the cross is actually a single closed shape, not several disconnected lines. Select the cross, un-group it (Ctrl+U) then try the “Auto Join” feature - Edit > Auto-Join selected shapes (Alt+J) to see if it connects things.
April 20, 2021, 1:45pm
Thank you all for your help. I tried the outline method and it worked perfectly.
May 20, 2021, 1:46pm
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