I’m having trouble with the final step preparing a file for laser cutting for which I have a dense 2D pattern (6000+ closed curves) that I’m basically trying to invert, as if die cutting the pattern into a single plane. (The negative will be the engraving toolpath).
I’ve tried a few varying tactics between trimming/splitting/boolean differencing the pattern onto a plane but everything seems to lag so deeply or outright fail that I’m not quite sure what the best tactic is besides doing it row by row, which it seems to be able to handle. Splitting the plane using the closed curves as cutting objects seems to be the most reliable, as long as I’m deleting the vestigial planes before doing the next command.
Anyway, that might be a fine (slow) solution, but I feel like I might be missing a more direct route that I wasn’t able to glean by searching around.