Setting up contours for export to laser cutter, batch printing is slow

There’s a few posts asking for guidance on setting up contours to be laser cut. I couldn’t find any definitive examples of how someone did it though.

In my case, I need to split up each layer into six sheets - each the size of the laser cutting bed. I ended up creating a grid and then creating an offset/margin because the MDF sheets are not perfectly orthogonal.

Based on the other posts, I got FabTools setup and LayoutManager. Is this the way they are typically used together? Printing all 600+ of these takes a long time, is there a faster way?

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The PDF / Layout topic was a deeper rabbit hole than I imagined, this script worked really well. All I had to do was change the mmToInch line. Really nice script, will probably add a button or something for the mm feature next time, thanks @dharman

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