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Offline micki542

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Dash Lines
« on: October 08, 2010, 10:01:45 PM »
How do I make dash line. Such as a fold line? When I make dash line it cuts a solid line. Also How do I mirror a object. I am using...Robo, Vista 64 bit. Inkscape 4.7. Thanks, Micki
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 12:56:11 AM »
Angela may be able to answer this one better.
I cut directly from Inkscape so my instructions may be a little different. In Inkscape as you have found out, a dashed line is only a visual dashed line. If you select the line then apply Extensions>Modify Path>Convert to Dashes the line will cut as a dashed line.

To mirror an object you can select the object and use H on your keyboard to mirror horizontal and V to mirror vertical.
Shown below are the icons to use on the toolbar to mirror objects.
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 08:04:48 AM »
Hi Micki

I did a quick Pictorial for you, if you need additional help just Holler........http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=227.0
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 08:15:44 AM »
Angela,  I am adding my 2 cents even though I know nothing about a Robo, but if it cuts by color or you can single out what you want to cut,  I have found what I think is an easier way to make fold or really great score lines.  When I create them for both my cougar and Cricut,  I make them both a totally different color and put all my score lines say for a box in its own layer.  I also leave it solid.  What I then do is go and either cut that color or layer depending on which machine I am using and use less force or pressure.  On my cougar it is a force between a 13 and twenty and on my cricut I use a setting of 2 or once in a while a 3 on really thick cardstock.  I hope this helps.  I don't mean to confuse anyone.
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 09:48:21 AM »
That is the method I prefer too.  It is much faster than cutting dashes.   I reduce both the blade depth and the pressure until the blade just barely breaks the surface of the paper.
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 11:08:40 AM »
Thank you! Thank You! I cut direct from Inkscape. Micki
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 04:06:47 PM »
Hi Heather and Suzan, I must try that. I rarely put any score lines on items I cut and use the Scorepal afterward. However, I do have a few fancy boxes that need lots of score lines and it would save time.
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 06:14:49 PM »
Carolyn

It certainly is quicker and easier doing it that way than by hand :D
On the cougar I either use the embossing tool first for the score lines or I lower my pressure and use the blade to just break the surface of the cardstock. Usually I use the emboss tool for lightweight and cut for heavier.


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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 04:17:20 AM »
Hi everyone.  In the past I have always used dashed lines but sometimes, depending on the card type, they fracture and cause the card to disintegrate.  I also think that a score looks more professional.  I have been playing with various "tools" and at the moment am using the pointed end of a piece of metal rod of the same dimensions as the blade I use (filed down by my DH to a conical point)  which works well on card up to about 250gsm.  On heavier card, say above 300gsm, I am interested in using a lower pressure and the blade on my cutter as it will save time swapping the blade/tool but I find even when this minimally cuts the surface it looks untidy (when folded the score line on the heavier card opens to reveal a rough edge).  Do you all reverse you card on the cutter so when folded that the cut is on the inside of your work?  Or am I cutting a little too deep?
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 05:41:33 AM »
I have to admit, that I prefer to use my Bone folder and a Scoring board.....
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 11:03:54 AM »
Another great thing about how Heather and myself do this, is that say you have a curved line, you can actually use the bezier tool to make the line. I find it amazing.  Also I do try to cut my patterns I think upside down.  so the actually cut is inside. It really depends on the paper or cardstock and what I am doing with the project.
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 03:32:29 PM »
Just to throw another solution in here. SCAL will make any line a dashed line and it cuts single cuts, not tiny rectangles. I have a video on how to do that here.
http://cleversomeday.wordpress.com/2010 ... stitching/
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Re: Dash Lines
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 07:08:18 AM »
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