I don’t know what changed between the original version I was running and 0.9.09, but the Optimization Settings used to work perfectly for me, and now they are totally hosed.
I have a set of files that have a high level of nesting, which I do on AutoCAD, import, and then I assign priority and grouping, as well as a couple different layers.
What I used to do was very simple: I would choose a particular set of parts that I waned cut in a group in a particular order which was generally inside-out but also alternating adjacent cuts to minimize some laser bed issues (simply “Cut inner shapes first” didn’t work specifically to the order I desired). Then after applying the priority, I would group these parts and move on to the next group.
Recently, instead of applying priority to the adjacent cuts (which was tedious) I simple put them on different color layers.
What I WANT is to cut everything group by group, and within that group, cut everything according to priority, and within that priority, cut everything according to layer order.
So the first priority (zero) is the one with the layering - I have 2 layers, everything on zero (red and magenta layers)
Everything else is on layer = black. I assign priorities moving outwards: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Then I group it.
I would expect that when I set the “Order By” to Group > Priority > Layer, that it would cut as I intend
It does not.
I tried every order of these settings and none of them work anymore. They used to work fine!
It appears that only the top priority item is considered. No matter what I do, the preview does something that is totally unexpected.
I have messed around with this endlessly and I cannot get it to work like it used to. I am forced to work around this in a rather frustrating and time-consuming way: Assign everything priority in order from zero to like 100 to force everything to cut in the specific order that I require parts to be cut, and use only “Order by Priority”