I have had some issues with the pierce burn on some projects and decided to try my hand at designing in the lead in/lead out trails to the project.
I was getting pierce burn on each hole that was cut out and I wasn’t happy with the way it looked considering this is a face plate for a hand held controller. I don’t think is very noticeable to others but it stands out to me considering there are 20 instances on a single project.
This was mentioned previously as an item for the hopper but since the hopper is in a constant state of unknown I wanted to do it manually.
So I designed in the lead in/lead out as part of the hole vector in AI and it looks much cleaner now. It starts and stops at the ends of the open path as I expected it to. I can do a quick write up on how I did this in AI if anyone thinks it would be worthwhile. I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t also work in InkScape as well.