I find myself needing to etch a graphic that is mostly lineart, with some thickness to it in certain places. The software wants to etch it horizontal line by horizontal line, and it is both time-consuming and comes out with Ridges at any number of lines per inch. Obviously more lines per inch minimizes ridges a bit.
What I would really love to do is replace this raster etching with scoring vectors that optimize the path around the graphic. There is a dot that would need to be filled in, but most things are long lines.
Is there some way to generate optimized paths in inkscape to fill in a shape, assuming some line width, which would reflect the laser width anyway? I already have everything laid out as Vector art. I don’t need help tracing it, just filling it in with paths.