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Priorities of panels in Optinest
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Alex

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April 26, 2024 - 1:07 pm
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Hi,

That’s right, if we divide F0 (left if vertical, top if horizontal) and F1, the priorities are always 1, because the second side is reversed to be on top.

The grooves and drillings are placed in the top F1 layer.

This solution allows you to cut all the parts on the complete panel, and finish the operation on the second side part by part.

 

If the parts are not divided, the grooves/drills on the top face are placed in the F1 Top layer and the grooves/drills on the bottom face in the F2 layer.

Then you can turn your complete panel with Vcarve.

In this process, the CNC makes the grooves/drills on face 2, then after turning the grooves/drills and cuts the parts, but it is necessary to have a complete panel pre-machined, and often difficult without equipment to turn the panel.

The full explanation can be found on the link below

>https://wooddesigner.org/help-…..-drilling/

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April 26, 2024 - 12:27 pm
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So, if I don’t divide the pieces into two folders, then it would give them the proper priorities, but won’t it then be more difficult to discern which files need to be machined twice? Or is it actually easier, because I then would be able to group all the pieces than need two machinings together, then but the label on, and then just search for the file in the big folder? Also, it looks like you then get the b-sides send to ON as well – but you would never actually use that right? I mean, you can’t really nest a bunch of loose pieces with the same accuracy as one by one.

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April 22, 2024 - 11:08 am
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Hi,

If you use Multi PP to produce parts with a two-sided operation, this always gives priority 1 because the part will be exported in 2 parts with priority “1” with only machining on the top because the second side is turned,

With OptiNest2 you need to work in several stages to divide up your optimisations.

Because 2 successive outputs are sent in the same nesting

Cheers, Alex

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April 19, 2024 - 3:53 pm
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So to clarify: 

I do use multiple pp export, but everything is still priority 1, does that mean that I have to either get ON 3 or change priorities manually on each part in ON2? Or does my pp options just need to be setup further to make distinctions between i.e. frontages and the rest? Right now they only account for two faced machining, so I get a folder with all the pieces that need a second go on the cnc. 

/Oscar

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Hi there,

From PolyBoard, the part with only one milling/drilling face is given priority number 1,

The part with 2 milling/drilling faces has been given priority number 2.

The screenshot in the “Advanced” tab of ON’s nesting options comes from ON 3, but it is identical to that of ON2.

Level 3/4 which adds all the priorities by adding all the parts with the number 1 then 2,…. but they can be on the same panels!

At level 4/4, only parts with the same priorities can be added on the same panels. If you only have 2 parts with priorities 1 and 2, they are added on two different panels.

In case where you don’t made export with Multiple Post-Processor to outputs second face in another folder (PostPro), and in this case all are in priorities 1 if second face are excluded

From ON2 the only solution is to define priorities manually, From ON3 with Multiple PP export 

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several sheets to sort the parts into different nestings,

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and select, edit, sort and edit multiple parts

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Cheers, Alex

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April 19, 2024 - 11:31 am
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Hi Alex

I want to be able to use the priorities feature, so I can seperate fronts and visible endpieces, and maybe also pieces with two faced machining. Michel told me about it in our last meeting, but we couldn’t figure out why all my parts seem to have priority 1. Is it something that need to be setup in Polyboard, or what could be the reason for this?

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/Oscar

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