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  • #5940
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    Is there a way I can swap pens mid drawing so I can do multi-color images? I saw a passing mention of it somewhere (swapping tools in GCode language I guess). I realise I can do it manually, by hitting pause. But is there a way of programming the pause/wait into the GCode? I’m drawing large images and the chances are I wouldn’t be able to manually pause at just the right moment for a pen color change.

    I’m using Makelangelo V1 on OSX.

    Thanks for the great work. Patrick

    #6427
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    To provide one possible answer to my own question. I ended up just making two separate NGC files, one for each color. When the first drawing finished I would manually change the pen and then load in the new NGC for the new color. The alignment between the two images seemed spot on so this worked ok.

    #6428
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    Nice! I’d love to see what you create. I don’t know anyone else doing multi-color drawings yet.

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