@fruchti this X-Y-plotter is seriously pretty! 😍
what I did for my HPGL capable plotter, or rather for the generated files: sort the lines, so that movements are minimized, and the plotter prefers to continue its direction of travel, e.g.
@vogelchr Thanks! For now, I generate the HPGL with Inkscape, which is more than configurable enough for me. That also means I can limit the parser to the HPGL subset Inkscape emits (e.g. no circles).
The Inkscape plugin also claims to do some path optimisation. I haven’t checked that so far. For the test plot above, the problem is mostly duplicate lines and really the SVG’s fault.
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