The Vector Validator is intended to help find issues with contours after file imports that are stopping tool-path creation such as overlapping contours or intersections. It also indicates zero-length spans.
The Vector Validator dialog can be opened with a selection to work on. If there is no selection, all visible vectors on the current Side of the current Sheet on visible layers will be validated. The selection can be changed while the form is open.
The text on the Search button changes to show whether all vectors or just the selection are going to be searched. While searching, the Search button becomes a Stop button.
To cancel a search, click the Stop or Close button.
Issues found so far will be marked.
Examples of the marks described on the form are shown below:
If zero-length spans are found, the Fix Zero Length Spans button is enabled. Clicking this will remove the zero-length spans and clear their markers
When this option is checked, Vector Validator will perform its vector checks as it is executed and required for V-cutting.
- It will ignore intersections that may exist within the text, as this may be due to problems in the font. If you get intersections that involve text, you could try soldering it and run Vector Validator on the output.