I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (see image below in the outline view).
However, I'm looking for a way that I end up with the paths limited by the shape's boundaries. The purpose is specifically to transform the SVGs into gcode for CNC machine-style plotting, which only works with complete paths.
Any help, tools, plugins, advice appreciated!