Cuts should be done in the order of the layer supplied by the SVG
Export an SVG from Illustrator with objects arranged in the Layer Order you want the cuts done in
Easel would then do them IN ORDER
If something was out of order all one needed to do was simply use the “send to front/back” feature to change the order
Previously this used to work
IE: In December of 2019 the layer ordering of SVG’s worked fine, but now as of Feb 2020 the order of items in an SVG does not work anymore.
Easel now ignores the layer order and decides (seemingly randomly) which items to cut
The order Easel decides on is vastly “inefficient” (at best) and at other times “insane” (from a human perspective)
To reproduce this behavior
Import an SVG with DESC ordered vector objects in it.
Try to change the “order” in which they are cut/engraved
Here are some screen shots to show the problem visually:
What easel decides to do…
“all over the place” example
-NOTE- that this same piece (above) used to carve “clockwise” in order and was previously 8 min faster
Changing the “layer order” no longer works.
(it certainly used to as i’ve engraved this set of letters many times and the problem with “random carve order” is new to me)
Note- I have tried using “bring to front/back” to no avail.
the only thing that seems to help is to do each letter as its own work-piece… or import each letter one at a time (which still results in strange behavior and is a colossal theft of time and human life)
[FUBAR. not interested to import every letter one at a time - lol]