Re: Reduce Pen Lifts

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Windell Oskay
Implemented, just for you.  :)
I’ve just pushed an update to the EggBot software that will allow it to skip pen-up movements of zero (well, less than one motor step of) distance. This is something that we previously implemented on the AxiDraw software, and it was easy to bring it over.
You’ll need to manually update your EggBot software to 2.7.5. You can get it by downloading the ZIP file at , and copying the contents of its “inkscape_driver” directory into your Inkscape extensions directory. 
 (On a Mac, this is: /Applications/ 
 On Windows, this is: [your program files directory]Inkscapeshareextensions )
Depending on which version of the extensions you have, you might need to also install the latest version of the “plotink” helper routines, too.  You can download these in the ZIP file at: and copy them into your extensions directory, replacing the old ones.
(Now, back in Inkscape, one can also potentially combine the different objects into a single path, and then join the relevant points, however, this is hit and miss.)