OK so Ben’s suggestion on printing directly to PDF has simplified my process and and made it much easier to control from AutoCAD. Ivan, the SVG settings I used were slightly different, but not the problem. I am using an old illustrator because it does work fine and I never have to pay for it again. It is v5.5.
I thought this resolved my mid-print problem, but it did not. I did a lot of digging online on here and elsewhere. My problem is related to clip paths and what other people called overlapping nodes.
I have seemed to resolve my problem by processing my CAD files a bit more. First I run a an Overkill command to check for true overlapping lines, which there are usually none. Then I am universally applying the Join command to make all connected paths continuous pieces of Geometry, in the form of polylines. I click the objects to verify that they are “one piece” before using the PDF output settings suggested to me, which by the way are “AutoCAD PDF (General Documentation)” as a printer.
I am sad to say that I have been a GF Pro user from the beginning and never had these issues as my workflow has never deviated from AutoCAD to SVG or PDF for doing my vector cuts, and have never encountered issues regarding this problem until recently. I believe some of the backend improvements that GF is making to improve processing speed and other things have become overly sensitive to these issues. What are being perceived by the software as overlaps are not overlaps where the same lines are being cut twice over. They are line endpoints that co-exist, and that really should not be a problem for the laser software to interpret. If anything for a fraction of time the laser would burn the same point, which it was doing anyway when it makes the corner cuts. I know the corner cuts were just addressed in an update, so as I said maybe the tweaking of the backend software has brought about this ugliness.
I trust that the software will be continuously improved and I hope these bugs are addressed because software like AutoCAD has to be considered as an important source of material for the GF community and from what I read this clip-path related issue is around for other stuff as well. Looking forward to seeing improvements in speed and still waiting for the update for the glowforge marks to sync cuts. I don’t like that I do not have access to these improvements and I am a Pro owner. It is probably because I have an early manufactured machine and perhaps the fabrication was not as clean or maybe the parts used have been improved upon.