Add option to override Bit size warning

It would be handy to have the ability to override the “bit too small” warning and force the use of the desired bit. An example I recently ran into was the hand clock project from the project area. Easel warned me that a 1/8" bit was too large for the outline cut and was steering me toward a 1/16". My 1/16 bit could not cut the entire 1/2" depth of the board without rubbing the side where it tapers out.

Other times there may be one small spot that won’t work with the selected bit. I may not care about this spot and don’t want to fuss with a two stage cut.

In both cases, it would be nice to be able to select that spot and override the warning, forcing it to use the selected bit.

I’ve never had it stop me from using the bit I wanted. I just ignore the warning and move on with no problems.

Hmm. For me it skips the parts it thinks it can’t do with the selected bit, at least I thought it did. I’ll run a test tonight . Thanks for the reply .

Easel will definitely skip the parts that it knows will not cut properly.
It will not “stop”, just will not cut. It will cut the parts that it knows that can be cut with the selected bit.

I think part of the issue is the outline in the art file isn’t a stroke but a filled object. So Easel is going to cut out exactly that shape. If the bit is larger than that shape area it’ll give that warning. If your outline path was a stroke, when imported into Easel, the cut width will change based on what bit you choose

That’s what it sounds like to me, too, @JeffSchultz. That is, you may have something that looks like an outline but is actually set up as a filled snake-shaped or donut-shaped blob. For outline shapes, Easel generally follows them exactly as they’re drawn, no matter what bit size you’re using.

You know, I think you are right. I recall putting it in outline mode and saw a small sliver in the middle of the line. That aligns with your suspicions.

My request still stands- let me ovveride any parts that Easel doesn’t want to carve because of bit size.