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Offline deanotune

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Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« on: October 27, 2018, 01:51:07 AM »
Hi folks. Just getting my head around inscape and so far its been pretty good.

Running win10 64bit and using a 10 year old kingcut cutter that still works as well as it did when I bought it!

My problem is I get the designs all done and sent to the cutter but it never finishes the cut. Sometimes it misses the end by a few mm sometimes by 10+ mm . The display on the cutter says waiting..... 

Any ideas? These designs cut fine using signblazer.

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Re: Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 04:36:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

I'm not sure if I can help, since I don't actually use any cutters.  But I know Inkscape quite well.

Well, Inkscape isn't actually driving the cutter.  Inkscape just provides the paths for the cutter to read and cut on.

What is signblazer, how does this comparison work?  Is it a different kind of cutting machine, or is it a drawing program?

Can you share a file which is having this problem, along with a screenshot showing where it stops cutting?  I'm thinking maybe a path is not closed properly or something like that.
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Re: Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 12:00:49 AM »
Hi Brynn. Thanks for the reply. No particular file. Lets say I have  some simple text. I convert it to a path and send to the cutter. The cutter cuts the whole thing until it gets to the end when it stops a few mm from the end. Sometimes only 2-3mm sometimes 10+mm. A message comes up on the display of the cutter that says 'waiting'. All the nodes of the text seem to connect and there is no visible spaces.

Signblazer is an old cutting program that I have used for many years (Similar to UScutter I believe but I have never used that software). Im dumping windows soon and going the linux route but for now I am still using windows 10 with inkscape.

Thanks again for your input
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Dean



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Re: Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 06:06:55 AM »
The only thing that I can think to do, would be to examine a file which is having this problem.  I have not heard of any problem like this, so I can't report anything about it.  I woud only be able to look at a file which is showing the problem, and also need to know where exactly the cutter is stopping in that particular file (which might give me further clue).

I might guess it could be related to having the Scale set wrong, in case you're using verion 0.92.  But it would be easier to see a file to learn about that as well.
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Re: Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 09:38:18 PM »
Hi Brynn. Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Here is a pick of one of the cuts . The circled bit should be joined but it stops about 10mm short. I have attached the file as well so if you get a chance to look at it that would be appreciated.
Its driving me nuts !

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Re: Inkscape not finishing a cut !
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 06:17:37 AM »
I don't see anything about the path which might cause this.  It appears to be properly closed, with no open ends.  And the scale looks fine.  But I do find that there are several groups and nested groups in the file.  Also there's a clipping path, which could be confusing the cutter.

Try selecting the object in Inkscape, then click Ungroup (this button on the command bar :gr: ) a few times, until the status bar says "No groups to ungroup".

This will cause the award path and the rectangle path to be separate objects.  If you still need the rectangle path, and you still need it to be connected with the award path, then do Ctrl + a (select all) and then Path menu > Combine.  If it doesn't necessarily need to be connected with the award paths, then only do the ungrouping.

Then send it to the cutter and try again.   :xf1:
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