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Author Topic: Invisible Lines in file.  (Read 2367 times)

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Offline bobtasco

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Invisible Lines in file.
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:18:44 PM »
I am very new to inkscape but I have used image editing software in the past so I'm not completely out of my league.    I have been working on a project for quite some time and recently wanted to get a design cut.  I sent it out to get worked on and I got the strangest response back.

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There appear to be unintended cut lines on your file. There is a series of lines that cut out the top right quarter of your design (and through some of your other designs in the process). If this is intentional, please let us know and we will proceed with the file "as is". Otherwise, please revise the file and send it in a reply to this message or as a new submission.

Hmm, this is strange.  I have dropped a link to the file and if you look at it, you can see that there are absolutely no errant lines what so ever.  Well I took a poke around changed a few things looking to see if it helps and I resent the design off.  I got a response.  

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That same "L" cut still exists in this file. If it helps to identify it at all, there are actually quite a few stacked copies of it. And they are likely in multiple layers on your original as they're attached to different pieces in this file.

As always, let us know if you would like to proceed "as is" (not recommended), or send us a revision.

This is crazy.  I made one quick long shot fix and send it off again.

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This file still contains (at least 52 repeats of) the lines that cut through the top right corner of your file. Please let us know if you would like to proceed as is or make revisions.

Well, I've had it.  I have no idea where these lines are.  They show up absolutely nowhere in this drawing.  There is only one layer here.  Does anybody have any input on this?

Here is a link to the file.
http://https://www.dropbox.com/s/8bxlggixg62ap4o/catan_sent.svg
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Offline PapaSue

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Re: Invisible Lines in file.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 09:10:11 AM »
Bob, beautiful designs.  I have downloaded the file and will take a look and see if I can figure out what is going on.

What cutting machine and what software are you using.  I assume you want to cut out some or all of each image.

I'll get back here ASAP.
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Re: Invisible Lines in file.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 10:21:47 AM »
Ok I'm back.  I worked on image 3.  A bit of work to excise it out of the bunch.  I'd suggest that for ease of editing that you put each different motif on a separate layer. I selected each like element in the design and did a path/combine to keep them together and then cut and pasted them on their own layer.  A path/break apart will separate them if you want. For cutting the big elements a path/union will help in cutting so you do not have so many little pieces.

Anyway some issues.

In image 3 the inner circles are not paths…still showing as ellipses and there is a stray element that looks like most of an octagon. These will affect cutting in some software.

I'm going to go through them all and fix them if you so I can try a test cut if don't mind….brain exercise.  If I have confused you you can comment here or PM me.

I like this stuff.
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Re: Invisible Lines in file.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 11:45:22 AM »
I've looked at most of them now and there is one consistent element that may be the culpurt.  It is part on a hexigon or whatever. If you pull your designs apart and look at the pieces in outline mode you will see it.

Do come back and let us know what you've figured out.

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OK, I'm done now until I hear from you. :D
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