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Have you seen this page?  http://wiki.imal.org/howto/inkscape-and-lasercutter  Hopefully there is something there that will help.
Thank you HeatherM, I will take a look.
Help Using Inkscape / Re: Inkspace svg file not working on cricut?
« Last post by HeatherM on February 21, 2018, 06:23:39 PM »
Yes, it matters that you are using a Mac.  Mac's convert vectors to images in the clipboard unless told not to. (or something like that)  Do you have XQuartz/X11 installed?  You need to have the following settings in your X11 preferences.
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Help Using Inkscape / Re: Inkspace svg file not working on cricut?
« Last post by linen on February 21, 2018, 04:07:20 PM »
I am also VERY new at both Cricut and Inkscape but am having the same problem. 

I uploaded a large SVG file into Inkscape with multiple images in groups which I wanted to separate into individual smaller files.  After ungrouping the larger file, selecting one of the objects, grouping it back and copying it, I pasted it into a new file in Inkscape, then saved it as a plain svg file (and also tried the Inkscape SVG) .  It saves as an SVG file; however, when I attempt to open it in Cricut Design Space I get this error message:

"The uploaded SVG contained the following items that are not supported: Unsupported image type ". 

In an attempt to trouble shoot the problem, this is what I noticed...

When the selected object has been ungrouped, on the original file in Inkscape, the Inkscape bar at the bottom still recognizes it as  " a # of objects in a group".  Once I save it and paste it into the  new Inkscape file,  the bar at the bottom  no longer recognizes it as  a group of objects but instead changes it to an image.  I might add that last week I  used the same document and separated out several of the smaller images (as groups) and saved them as AVG files successfully and they opened in Design Space with no problem complete with various layers.  I reopened one of them in Inkscape today out of curiosity and it opened with all the various objects/layers but as soon as I copied and pasted it to  a new file - converted to an image with no groups.  I don't know what has changed.  Can someone please help?    (in case it matters - Using a Mac book Pro, working in Chrome)'  Thanks.
Hello and welcome!  Have you seen this page?  http://wiki.imal.org/howto/inkscape-and-lasercutter  Hopefully there is something there that will help.

Sadly, dxf files are very heavy on nodes for curves and there isn't much that you can do about it in Inkscape.
Hello. Thanks to all the people that help others in this forum.

I have a problem when exporting from Inkscape to a laser cutting file format (dxf, hpgl and plt).

I often import an image into Inkscape (jpg, png, etc.) and use Trace Bitmap to convert it to paths. Depending on the original image I use Brightness cutoff, Edge Detection or Colors (multiple scans) to trace the bitmap.

The laser cutter is a CamFive, and the software is SmartCarve 4.3. It takes dxf, hpgl or plt files.

I have Inkscape 0.92 on a windows 7 computer, and the Uniconvertor installed (https://sk1project.net/modules.php?name=Products&product=uniconvertor&op=download).

For this post I took an image (http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/toy-train) and traced the bitmap using Brightness cutoff, Edge Detection and Colors (multiple scans). Then, I exported to the 3 file formats (dxf, hpgl and plt).

When I import each file into SmartCarve I get this:

dxf format is very useful because I can use it with technical drawing software (LibreCAD).
hpgl looks clean but it has many small lines when you zoom in.
plt sometimes works well, but not always (also most of our computers at the school have linux based OS, and plt exporting is not working on those).

I use dxf more often, but then I have to cut lines and erase nodes on SmartCarve to clean the image.

Does anyone have an idea about what causes this problem, or about the solution?

Thank you all.

Here you can see the detail of each format:



hpgl zoomed in:

Another option, besides using auto-trace (Trace Bitmap) is to trace the image using the Pen/Bezier tool.  It depends on how much time you have, and how complicated the image is, as to whether you want to try tracing with Pen/Bezier tool or use auto-trace.
I don't know what method Carolyn used and she isn't online anymore.  Here are links to her blog and her Youtube channel so you can look around.  http://cuttwopieces.blogspot.com.au/ and https://www.youtube.com/user/cuttingtimes/videos

So after looking at her file I would guess that she used the node tool to delete a segment on each end of the original line, then used Path/Break apart so that she could delete the extra section.

A very short video showing what I do when I cannot delete a double line.

I couldn't use sound as hubby is watching tv and I was too lazy to walk out to my workroom. Plus it has been raining so if I went into a quiet room I would have a background sound of frogs and assorted bugs  <!-- s:lol: -->:lol:<!-- s:lol: -->

I have also attached the file I changed in the video.

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We have the same issue.  A SVG file created from a scanned JPG, which has double lines.  I was hoping to watch your video as it looks like it could really 1help.  However, the link doesn't work and I couldn't find the video.

Please do you have the proper link or to some related help ?


Help Using Inkscape / Re: Circle with notches
« Last post by gamanet on February 02, 2018, 04:58:00 AM »
Helllo brynn,

yes, you are absolutly right... it got much bigger than in my drafts... but when asking for help the dimensions weren´t that important for me... more important was to learn the main principle of working with inkscape and how to draw the stuff i needed... Right now i know and i´m reallly happy with the result...

It should become some kind of churn for extracting THC from Hemp-Plants... Around the construction i will put some silk-screen printing-sheet, and some raspberry will be used with a multiphase motor to keep the thing in motion (turning around slowly)...

With best regards,
I'm glad you figured out the problem :)

Yes, I guess that's what happened with Adobe Illustrator.  You can't buy it at all anymore - only rent it.  I certainly would not have been happy, if I had been an Illustrator user.

Well, hopefully future Inkscape projects will go more smoothly.
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