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Removing excess nodes (SCAL)

Last Updated: May 24, 2013 05:35AM EDT

How do I reduce the amount of nodes?

Sometimes you do a trace of a photo and the trace may results too many nodes. Having too many nodes will result in a longer cut time. Think if it as every time the software sees a node it is telling your cutting device that it needs to stop and make a blade direction turn. Some nodes are necessary however this lesson will show you how you can reduce the amount of nodes.

Select your object and go to Path> Simplify

Select your object and go to Path> Simplify
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You can change your threshold and preview.

You can change your threshold and preview.

Notice the Nodes Before and After. Make sure you do a preview so you can make sure that your selection didn't lose it's original shape. If you notice some important detail is missing then go adjust the threshold setting.

To accept press the OK button.

Before

Before

Longer cut time

After

After

Shorter cut time

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