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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2010, 06:31:00 AM »
Here is the quick tutorial for converting a GSD file into a pdf so that it can be imported into Inkscape.

Please let me know if there are any glaring mistakes.

*MAKING A GSD FILE INTO A PDF FOR USE IN INKSCAPE 1.doc
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2010, 06:48:30 AM »
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PS No I don't think .48 will be causing the problem.  I think it is more likely your cutter is not talking to the software design program  :D .

Well it should take a leaf out of my book because I am talking (or shouting :roll: ) at the blerdy thing all the time :lol:  :lol:

Thanks for the sticky info.  I will take a look.  It must be expensive cause you haven't said what the price is  ;)   You don't happen to know the cheapest place to get blades?  I'm sure I have blade problem as well but I am going to try and sharpen it with foil.

Thanks Techie

Chris
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2010, 06:53:48 AM »
The last ones I bought I got from America but I am sure someone here will know where to buy them in the UK, probably Angela.  I am not sure foil works but give it a try anyway you have nothing to lose.

If you follow the link for 3M Photo Mount it will give you the price (around £10 but less if you buy many).
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« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2010, 07:05:04 AM »
Ok My turn now:  For the cheapest replacement blades for your Robo or Silhouette available in the UK is here: http://http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/silhouette.htm unless you have a friend in the US who can get them for you from here: http://www.paperdelight.com/silhouettea ... ories.aspx
Now for a sticky mat I've used Zig Jumbo 2 Way Glue and here's a You tube video example of what to do: and then I discovered these YouTubes as well: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... +mats&aq=f

And if you want to dowmload Inkscape 0.47 version which I have used myself, you can find it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscap ... e/download click on the bit that says direct link

Thanks Technomum you are a GEM....... :geek:  :geek:

You can try foil, but its best to use the tin foil that you use for Pie dishes because its thicker then the sheet foil.
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« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2010, 07:50:08 AM »
Thank you both for all the info.  :-)  

Chris
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2010, 09:24:16 AM »
Quote from: Technomum
Here is the quick tutorial for converting a GSD file into a pdf so that it can be imported into Inkscape.

Please let me know if there are any glaring mistakes.

[attachment=0:1jvetv15][/attachment]MAKING A GSD FILE INTO A PDF FOR USE IN INKSCAPE 1.doc[/attachment:1jvetv15][/quote

l don't believe this but I uninstalled .48 and installed .47.  Now my pdf image will not load onto the Inkscape page.  It did it before no problem with .48    :roll:   I have tried dragging but nothing drops onto the page and I have tried pasting but nothing drops onto the page.  

I must have the patience of a saint and so must you two  :?

Chris
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« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2010, 09:42:02 AM »
Done it.  Used the import tool within Inkscape.

Chris
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« Reply #57 on: November 26, 2010, 10:08:03 AM »
Wooowoooo,  I've managed to cut an image following Techie's tutuorial.  Thank you, thank you thanK you.  Now there will be no stopping me.  Would I be able to do this with any pDF image or is it just from the Robo software.  I'm going to have a go. :)

Chris
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« Reply #58 on: November 26, 2010, 11:07:02 AM »
I am so pleased for you.  You will be able to use any pdf vector image from anywhere just by dragging it into Inkscape BUT sadly you will not be able to use all pdf images only those that are vectors.  Raster pdfs will import the same way as jpg's and need to be traced which can be time consuming.  As it is so easy, if you are unsure which type of pdf you may be looking at, save it to desktop and drag it into Inkscape.  Go to View>Display Mode>Outline.  If your image turns into a big red cross you will know it is a raster (photographic) image that has to be traced.   HTH
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2010, 12:12:08 PM »
"l don't believe this but I uninstalled .48 and installed .47. Now my pdf image will not load onto the Inkscape page. It did it before no problem with .48  I have tried dragging but nothing drops onto the page and I have tried pasting but nothing drops onto the page".

Sorry Chris I have only just picked this up,  it seems that Vista will not allow drag and drop in this instance and so File>Import is the only option.  XP certainly does allow it.  I will change it in the tutorial.
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2010, 04:44:05 PM »
What's a Vector pdf?  

Yes, I tried other means of pdf and  although managed to get them onto the Inkscape page they wouldn't cut but I am happy with what I achieved following your tutorrial Techie.  

Techie, I am going to write a list of the things I want to discuss with you on Monday. :-)

Chris
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« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2010, 06:41:47 PM »
Hi Chris,

Vectors are graphics made up from paths and is the type of drawing you do in RoboMaster, Inkscape etc.    With a vector graphic you can edit the diagram by moving nodes.  A raster image is like a photo (and can be brought into Inkscape in much the same way a jpg file can be displayed in Inkscape)  and even though it may be exactly the same lines as as a your vector graphic, you cannot move them about.   Sometimes it is not easy to tell until you check by looking at the drawing in View>Display Mode>Outline.   If you see an outline it is a vector graphic but if you get a big red cross it is a raster image and cannot be edited.

Perhaps the other pdfs you placed in Inkscape were raster images in which case you cannot cut from them that is why I suggested you doublecheck by selecting them and using View>Display Mode>Outline

I hope I shall be able to answer all your questions - LOL.  I haven't used RoboMaster for some years now but feel fairly competent with Inkscape.

I think also that if you zoom in on a raster graphic it will  have very jagged edges.  Vectors are smooth no matter how much you zoom in the outlines remain smooth.
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2010, 04:02:19 AM »
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What's a Vector pdf?  

Yes, I tried other means of pdf and  although managed to get them onto the Inkscape page they wouldn't cut but I am happy with what I achieved following your tutorrial Techie.  

Techie, I am going to write a list of the things I want to discuss with you on Monday. :-)

Chris

Hi Chris,

I hope all is well with cutting from Inkscape now.

When we spoke you mentioned you were using Inkscape and your Silhouette to design and cut decorations for your cake decorating hobby.  I know everyone here would love to see some of your cakes to show how you used the shapes because I know you were not cutting icing.  So if you can find the time we would love to see some photos of your prizewinning cakes and hear how you produced the shapes.  It will give our members some great ideas.
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2010, 05:11:46 AM »
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Quote from: "chrisparkle"
What's a Vector pdf?  

Yes, I tried other means of pdf and  although managed to get them onto the Inkscape page they wouldn't cut but I am happy with what I achieved following your tutorrial Techie.  

Techie, I am going to write a list of the things I want to discuss with you on Monday. :-)

Chris

Hi Chris,

I hope all is well with cutting from Inkscape now.

When we spoke you mentioned you were using Inkscape and your Silhouette to design and cut decorations for your cake decorating hobby.  I know everyone here would love to see some of your cakes to show how you used the shapes because I know you were not cutting icing.  So if you can find the time we would love to see some photos of your prizewinning cakes and hear how you produced the shapes.  It will give our members some great ideas.



Oooo Yes please Chris, that would be so fantastic to see and maybe give some of us who were dreaming of the Cricut Cake cutter(Too flippin expensive) ideas that we can use on our cutters........
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2010, 11:05:45 AM »
Has anyone tried this?  I suppose the only problem might be that the blade is not food quality steel but it obviously works!  I have a Silhouette and I am tempted.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sugarveil#p/u/0/U607X1xhrHI
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« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2010, 11:18:52 AM »
Oooo thats does look very interesting, will have to wait until the New Year to see where I can get some of that SugarVeil in the UK.......Just imagine you could cut several layers and layered them on each other to have a more raised look........Oooooooo.....
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« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2010, 01:40:01 PM »
Many years ago I did an icing course and loved making flowers.  Now this makes it look a whole lot easier.  I would be interested to know what it tastes like once it has dried.  I am not keen on what I call "plastic" icing, ie fondant icing.  It is soooo sickly so I am hoping it is not too like that.
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« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2010, 02:02:57 PM »
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Oooo thats does look very interesting, will have to wait until the New Year to see where I can get some of that SugarVeil in the UK.......Just imagine you could cut several layers and layered them on each other to have a more raised look........Oooooooo.....


You can buy it in the UK here:-

http://www.varispipedreams.com/www.vari ... ?p=6&pno=0
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Re: Cutting from Inkscape using your Craft Robo or Silhouett
« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2010, 09:33:37 AM »
Thanks to angel 13 I can now cut from Inkscape to my Silhouette cutter.
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« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2010, 12:10:08 PM »
That is good to hear.
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« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2010, 08:34:04 AM »
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Thanks to angel 13 I can now cut from Inkscape to my Silhouette cutter.


Ooooo Fantastic I love a success story...Well done and if you need any further help with Inkscape you know where to come.........
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« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2011, 03:08:38 PM »
I had no idea this was possible!  Thanks, now I just need to find some files!
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« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2011, 04:35:53 PM »
Hi mcplendl

Here is a good source for free SVG files: http://http://svgcuts.com/blog/category/fsvgotw/ also http://http://scale-files.blogspot.com/ and to purchase some cheap SVG cutting files, have a look here: http://http://www.craftsuprint.com/cutting-files/

If you need any help just HOLLER.........
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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2011, 08:35:09 PM »
If you are seeking free files I have a long list of sites with free svg's on my blog http://www.cuttwopieces.com/search/labe ... ee%20files
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« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2012, 04:39:46 PM »
I've just managed to pose my question into the wrong thread :lol: Nuffink down for me :roll:
And here it is after moving it.....

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As I have said to many Silhouette/Craft Robo users, if you know how too use Inkscape then the migration into the Studio software will be easy, because of the similar attributes....
I've scoured this thread for a solution to my problem without success :(  only my problem is vice versa ... I cannot migrate out of Studio.

I've read of peeps using the Silhouette Studio to design their own cutting files and then saving them as either DFX or GSD to use with Inkscape and Robo for the cutting.
So I've downloaded the free Studio software and have to admit that it's quite easy...
One big problem :shock: the only way to save is in their own "Studio File" and it ain't compatible with Robo or Inkscape.
I tried sending the file direct to my  Robo  but it wouldn't perform  :twisted:
I’ve also downloaded  CutePDF as another option (as suggested) and all that I get is a faint outline that is barely visible.

Maybe it's coz my Studio software is a free trial  and the purchased one may give more save options.

I'll get asked the question "why not just use Inkscape"?  Well, Inkscape is just not doing as it's told since I changed my computer and I  had time off whilst unwell, so using Studio is just a stop-gap until I'm up to speed with Inkscape tutorials after quite a long "time out"  :lol:
Any suggestions please?
On a positive note, i have managed to get my Robo cc200 cutting again after it's long holiday so I am making some progress :lol:
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