i use autosketch to draw patterns for computerized quilting machines. i have to go back and make the drawing all connected in one continous line. which is very time consuming. Am i dreaming to ask if there is a way after the drawing is done to ask autosketch to give to the quickest way from point A to point B in the the drawing?
i don't know how to save it as a Doc or zip but for example i drew an angle fish in autosketch now i have to connect all the lines so the machine can stitch the angle fish out so i have to go in and connect all the lines into one continuous line throughout the entire fish and yes sometimes i will back over a few lines which is ok but very time consuming so it would be nice to tell auto sketch ok start here and give me the quickest way through this drawing .
Right click a file -> rename -> edit extension like this:
So this is why my inbox is filling up!
Unfortunately this is a traveling salesman problem and it would take a program far more sophisticated than 'sketch to solve it.
I need you to attach that skf so I can open it myself, and not a picture of it.
Sorry about your inbox when i try to insert a skf it tells me there is an error i must not be understanding you on how to save them to get them to you. i have reinserted 2 files for you to look at one is a sea horse that is partially connected so you can see how I do it the blue is the connected part the black is the ruff drawing that still needs to be refined and connected. or (trim joined) i also thought it would be nice for you to see a completed drawing that is already trim joined and already works beautifully as a quilting pattern...see attached on the piper jets the quilting starts where i have inserted first and stops or connects to the next one where i have put last. i will create a ruff drawing, then start connecting it line by line and as i connect it i turn it from black to blue so i know where I have done. i just work my way around the drawing refining and connecting it until i get back to where i started or where I want it to end then i use the trim join feature to see if it all joins ok. then i save it as a .dxf ectention and pull it into my quilting program where it converts it to a QLI extention for my machine.
the time consuming part is joining it. i just thought it would be nice if i could refine the drawing without joining it and give it a command that would then ask it the quickest way from first to last then join it the way it tells me..... maybe I am dreaming... i did insert the two drawing they had the extention just the way you told me to put them in and it would not accept them... i don't how else to get them to you...
You can use the trim join tool to join a bunch of connected lines into 1 polyline. selct trim join tool hold down ctrl and pick a line