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Travels, optimizations, and ordering

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Book Chapter
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Page Numbers
149 to 158
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

With all the necessary build pathing in place from the preceding steps, the final task is to organize the build pathing via directionality, ordering, and connectivity. Directionality controls closed-loop pathing by deciding whether construction occurs clockwise or counterclockwise. Ordering determines whether construction occurs outside-in or inside-out, by manipulating what path types will be printed first. Connectivity links all the pathing together, which is achieved through the insertion of travels. Connectivity has numerous approaches, but only the most common will be addressed in this chapter. In addition to these manipulations, other considerations, such as spiral pathing and unique cases for infill, will be discussed.