Order by area

Adaptive Clearing supports a few different ordering modes with "Order by area" being the latest addition.

"Order by area" can reduce linking/retracts in the generated toolpath by telling Adaptive Clearing to prefer islands to be machined one at a time. That is, you can avoid the otherwise required linking motion between the islands.

Turning on Order by area
Enabling "Order by area" 

You can see the different ordering for the intermediate up-steps in the toolpath. The feature is currently turned off by default because it can increase the calculation time significantly. However, with the new improved multi CPU/core support this impact should be less significant, and we are considering having it turned on by default.

Machining 2 islands independently
Machining 2 islands independently