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Offline DogCarbon

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« on: September 24, 2010, 07:25:58 AM »
Clip...

I have recently came across a file that utilitzed a clip.


Does anyone want to look at this file and see if you can see an application for large layout in vinyl?

I am not sure if we can "clip" the large image and have just that portion cut out....

I work with inkscape, and SCAL to cut on the Cricut.

The file I am looking at is at this site:
http://fssp-arpop.blogspot.com/search/l ... me%20Signs

The Scroll Bracket, Welcome sign pdf... page 2 of that pdf.


I see with the object/clip there is a set and a release. And on this file, they used a rectangle to set clip.
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Offline Butterfly

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Re: clip....
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 07:45:33 AM »
I guess I didn't spend enough time over in that direction yesterday I am looking now at the other one you posted but I never seen these ones. I just wish all of these had been out there free when I was cutting wood maybe I still would be. Maybe I will just pull out my ..........Naw.......maybe...........we'll see
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Re: clip....
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 08:15:25 AM »
Hi, I just downloaded the file to have a look. Was it Scroll Bracket Welcome?

If you import page 1 of the pdf into Inkscape and ungroup many times it is already in vector format and it is ready for cutting.
Page 2 did have a clip but it will be easier to use page 1.
I just kept ungrouping until the lower welcome sign on page 1 showed how many nodes were in the object. It can then be resized as needed and cut out.
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Re: clip....
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 08:20:04 AM »
Carolyn,

Thank you.  I understand I could have used the welcome on page 1.

but I am looking to use the clip on LARGE cuts that are over the size limits of (12"x24") a mat.

I was just wondering anyone has had any experience in using CLIP for that use.  

I know how to break apart an image other ways, but could this be another trick in our toolbol?
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 09:03:22 AM »
I just tried this with SCAL2 and it imported just like I hadn't used the clip, the whole original file showed with no sign of the rectangle I used to clip.  I don't know what would happen with the other cutters.
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Re: clip....
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 09:54:15 AM »
hmmm, so it seems the clip is only a visual thing.  

Kinda like masking out part of a reference file in CADD (I use Microstation - so this is microstation lingo)

Thanks Heather for testing this!
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Re: clip....
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2010, 05:02:07 PM »
Sorry, I misunderstood the question. Great to see Heather was able to answer it correctly.
I have only used clip for visual purposes. If you look at a clipped item in outline mode you will see the original design is still there.
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