How to trace an image rather than print left to right

I am used to using GRBL for my Sainsmart CNC 3018 Pro. I want to print an image along a vector path rather than print left to right like a standard printer. On GRBL, I can vectorize an image and then it will trace it rather quickly. Printing left to right drastically increases my print time and I would prefer to print by tracing the actual image. Is this possible?

The Tools menu has a “Trace Image” option (ALT-T).

Where at?

This is what I see.

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To trace and image, first you must select the image, then go to ‘Tools’→’Trace Image’ (ALT-T (option-t on mac)).


Understood. Thank you Rick. I have re ran it and it is working now but I have another issue!

The laser is staying on inbetween letters! Any idea what to do?

Please don’t double post. I have started answering you here:

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