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Offline Pam T

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Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« on: October 27, 2010, 06:50:38 AM »
I would very much like some help re opening an SVG file in Inkscape and then being able to cut to my Craft Robo Lite.  I have followed the tutorial loads of times and I believe I am doing everything right but all that happens when I ask it to cut is the light on the Robo flashes and it says 'working' and I then get all excited but that is it nothing else happens.  I have completed the instructions regarding the 'fill' and 'stroke' but it still will not work.  I am sure that I am probably missing some instruction out somewhere but I just can't see where and help, before I pull all my hair out, would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 09:09:31 AM »
Hello Pam.  Sometimes when the Robo/Silhouette sits and blinks it is because there is another "job" waiting to be cut or, sometimes, one that failed and was not cleared from the printer's memory.  Go to the Graphtec Craft Robo printer on your printer list and open it to see if there are jobs waiting to print.  If so, delete them and start again.  Another problem in the past has been a file that is so complicated that it was too much for the memory banks of the Robo.  Are you able to post the file so that one of us can try it for you to see if there is a problem with the file?
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 12:20:33 PM »
I have checked and have no other jobs waiting to be cut.  It only blinks once and the light just flashes once and it says working and then in about 1 second it is all over with and says unload so I will have to assume that it is because the file is too complicated.  Will try with a simplier pattern but did try to just cut out a flower and it wouldn't work.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 03:54:14 PM »
Are you able to cut GSD or GST files without a problem?  If so, it sounds as though it is the procedure to make svgs cut that is missing something.  Angela is Queen Bee when it comes to cutting from svg files and hopefully she will be along soon.

One of the biggest causes of a failed cut is that the cut line is an incorrect colour.   Make sure your design is black and go to the page on the tutorial where it shows you how to choose black from the colour swatches It is Step 6 here   [lost link]
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 01:45:22 AM »
I have not tried GSD files from Inkscape so that will be my task for today.  I did change the colour to black.  Many thanks for all your help though.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 02:07:23 AM »
Quote from: "Pam T"
I have not tried GSD files from Inkscape so that will be my task for today.  I did change the colour to black.  Many thanks for all your help though.


Sorry Pam, I did not make myself clear.  I was asking if you had tried cutting the files that your Robo was designed to cut, ie GSD, without any trouble NOT to attempt to cut them via Inkscape.  Unless you do a conversion that would not work.  I was just interested to know if your GSD files were cutting properly.

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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 03:33:14 AM »
Yes I can cut GSD files perfectly okay using RoboMaster.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 09:58:23 AM »
Hi Pam

How far have you got?
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 12:55:00 PM »
I downloaded another SVG file and went through everything again and the same thing happens.  Robo blinks once and that is that.  My operating system is Windows XP, just thought I would mention that in case it is relevant.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 03:44:01 PM »
Hi Pam

Could you do me a screenprint of your inkscape page with a design on it.....
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 06:49:37 AM »
I am attaching screenprint, I bet it is something so obvious that I will kick myself.  :D  Is it something to do with the size of it?  Please be gentle with me.  :D
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 06:59:02 AM »
Hi Pat, as long as it falls within the red lines it looks OK to me as a template.  BUT the template measurements looks too big in its present state.  If you look at the two boxes Height and Width you have them in pixels.  Change the drop down menu to cm or mm or inches if you prefer and see what size it is.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 07:18:26 AM »
In inches W is 10.010 and H is 6.983
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 07:23:25 AM »
Well that should be fine.  I am at a loss.  I will keep thinking on it.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 08:54:48 AM »
Hi Pam

I found the particular file that you used and cut it using Inkscape 0.47 and I did a pen drawing of the design in version 0.48. When I loaded the file and and highlighted it I did notice that both the Fill and Stroke box said UNSET, so what I did was right click on the Fill box and selected Remove Fill; then I clicked on the Stroke box and select the colour black then I sent it for cutting and no Problem......
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2010, 10:10:04 AM »
I moved the flower out of the way, highlighted the main card and did exactly what you said with the fill and stroke and still it will not cut for me.  I will make some more screen shots of the steps previous so that you can see if I am doing anything wrong. I did have a thought that I have the Robo plugged into a USB port and not directly into the computer but I have changed it so that it is plugged directly into the computer but still it does not work.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 10:17:47 AM »
Ok Pam,

Lets see what we can do with getting you cutting that design, and screenshots of your cutting panel before you send for cutting would be ideal.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 12:54:29 PM »
Well here goes here are my screen shots.  The last screen shot should in fact be the first one.  :oops:
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 01:16:17 PM »
OK Pam,
In the first Screenprint the colour cutline is purple it should be black, so click on the Modify colour Box and select the black box and OK and then follow the rest of the cutting direction and tell me if that design didn't cut for you, and I want to hear you screamming YEAH BABY YEAHhhhhhhhhhh......
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 02:43:35 PM »
LOL Angela.  I shall hear the scream from where I live if Pam screams that loud.

When I clicked on the screenshot I could see that the colour was wrong but you beat me to it :).  I can see how that dark purple could easily look black in certain lights.  

I haven't heard the scream yet!!!
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2010, 02:50:17 PM »
YEAH BABY YEAH - because the purple was next to the white I assumed it was black because that is how it appears on my screen.  How did you know it was purple as it does look like black?  I can't believe how many times I have tried to cut this and how many times I haven't had any success, I have spent hours and hours trying to sort this out.  I just can't thank you enough for sorting me out a whole new world is now in front of me as my Robo is whizzing through this cut.  Thank you so very, very much you have saved me and I can now stop pulling my hair out.  Sorry I am so excited I forgot to press 'submit'.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2010, 02:57:01 PM »
I heard you, I heard you, Pam - LOL.  That is great news.  Cutting direct from Inkscape on the Robo is very satisfying indeed.  No need for those awful DXF nightmare cuts.

Pam, it may be how your screen is set up or the type of lighting you are working under, that makes your purple look nearly black.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 02:58:56 PM »
No. Neither have I, maybe Pam's having a nap or maybe I have let loose a cutting Diva............Ooo missed the previous post........YEAH BABY YEAH
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 03:09:48 PM »
It definitely did look black to me - I have an old monitor which I have had 10 years so that is probably why I kept thinking I was clicking on the black. I knew that it would be something that I just couldn't see for looking if you understand what I mean. Inkscape cut so much quicker than RoboMaster does so think this is the route to now take.
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Re: Cutting in Inkscape to Robo
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 03:20:58 PM »
So Pam that means you have 1 of those big back monitors that take up wayyyyy tooo much work space, which means you need a new monitor; my monitor is approx 3" in deph and crystal clear. And because I'm a night crafter I work with 1 of those table lights that have those special Day light bulbs.
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