I have some parts to cut in acrylic that I want to be able to pierce without actually cutting. This is to mark them for subsequent drill and tap operations. Some of the threads will be M1, so I don’t want to cut a hole less than 1mm in diameter as I can’t see my machine being accurate enough for that. But if I can move to the correct location and just pierce, or even mark enough to locate a drill point, that would make things a lot easier. As it stands at the moment I can’t see that it’s possible to get G-code generated that will fire the laser without a G1 command
My solution at the moment will be to use a macro to add the piercings before cutting the parts, or maybe manually edit the G-code. Neither idea is particularly appealing. Anyone got any bright ideas or a solution I might have overlooked? If not I’ll probably add this as a feature request.